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Friday Talking Points [92] -- The End Of Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sadly, Obama's speech to school children has become mired in manufactured controversy from the right, with typical sky-is-falling rhetoric about the evil, evil man who occupies the Oval Office.

Progressives Rally Against Third Way

Adam Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Green

Yesterday, Third Way -- which claims to be the "moderate wing of the progressive movement" -- proved why they should rebrand themselves "the Think Tank arm of the insurance industry lobby."

Friday Talking Points [90] -- Obama To Switch Parties

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ted Kennedy is putting both his legacy and his sense of entitlement to his office before the interests of his constituents.

Cautionary Observations for My Fellow Idealists

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Breggin

It is necessary to take a deep breath and ask ourselves if we are endangering America while we reform her by exercising too much government power, however idealistically.

That Girl in The Progressive Insurance Commercials

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maggie Van Ostrand

She's the one who makes viewers either want to befriend her, date her or buy her insurance. She's perky, peppy, and positive, no mean feat in these tough economic times.

Progressive Progress

David Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Horton

As a biologist I tend to observe the behavior of conservatives in the way that I would observe bird behavior, or the behavior of, say, skunks.

Obama and Bright Lines in the Sand

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama again refused to give a strong defense of the public option himself. By doing so, he just dug the hole deeper. What exactly does Obama stand for in the health care debate?

40 Years Old and All I Get is This Damn Rainbow Flag?

Michael DeJong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael DeJong

The modern "Gay Rights Movement" has had and still has racism, classism, misogyny, ageism, and trans-phobia at its core.

How to Help Afghans When Congress Approves $100 Billion More in War

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

The increased presence of US forces in Afghanistan is the single greatest reason for the Taliban insurgency. And the more they surge, the more Congress will fund more war.

Exclusive Interview With Geoffrey Nunberg, On The Years Of Talking Dangerously

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Epithets like "socialist" and "fascist" enable people on the right to bond with each other and -- though they may not acknowledge it -- to alienate everybody else.

Sam Stein

Progressives Call Out Dems' "Hypocritical" Fundraising

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and its counterpart in the House likely thought they were making a big concession by forgoing lobbyists a...

A Passover Seder Haggadah Supplement

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Michael Lerner

For Ethically Sensitive Jews and our non-Jewish allies. (You don't have to be Jewish to create or attend a seder -- or to adopt the approach to spiri...

Sam Stein

Ed Schultz On MSNBC Gig: People Will Know Where I Stand

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Poised to take over the 6 p.m. slot on MSNBC, long-time radio talk show host Ed Schultz laid out a programmatic blueprint that would be issue-oriented...

Advice to Obama at G-20 Summit: A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

I don't know precisely when progressives in this country gave up on free trade. Because when they did, without perhaps even realizing it, they turned their backs on the developing world.

Alan Wolfe on Terrorism and Globalization

Julian Brookes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julian Brookes

An open world is the best remedy against terrorism. Bush talked a lot about the universal idea of human freedom. I think he was right in that language, but his policies encouraged the opposite.

Will Obama's Presidency End the Progressive Movement?

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

Progressive billionaires, bloggers and grassroots activists mobilized less against a conservative president than a complicit mainstream media and a Bush-enabling Democratic establishment.

Obama's Monitor-Side Chats

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

The more of the country Obama can keep involved, the better chance he has of finding success. It's as much about changing the national attitude as it is implementing policy.

How Will Obama Enrage The Left?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is going to do something to absolutely enrage leftists, progressives, and the few remaining Americans who actually call themselves liberals; and, furthermore, he's going to do it within his first 100 days in office.

The Center-Right Myth

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

This is not a center-right country! In the last two elections Democrats picked up over fifty seats in the House, took control of the Senate and the White House. How much clearer can it be?

A New Faith Coalition

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Further polling results will help to answer the critical question of why religious voters cast their ballots the way they did. But three factors are likely key to understanding the religious shift.

Praise God?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Obama's election does not wipe out the vicious racism of centuries, and Prop 8 shows that there is still work to be done confronting the discrimination of Gay and Lesbian people.

Newsflash: More Than 60% See President-Elect Obama As "Liberal"

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

The liberal boogeyman card could not be played, no matter how hard they tried. Perceived fear of liberals is far outweighed by the disgust of the actual damage conservatives have wrought.

Barack Obama Is Smarter Than Us

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Obama campaign did not leak, and they did not squabble amongst themselves in public -- right there, two astounding feats that no other candidate in the race could manage.

Conservatives Sowing The Seeds Of Their Own Demise

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Conservatives continue to be addicted to misinformation, and allergic to new ideas that recognize the failure of their past policies.

An Interview with Erica Payne, Author of The Practical Progressive

Julian Brookes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian Brookes

Erica Payne's book, The Practical Progressive: How to Build a Twenty-First Century Political Movement, is the essential guide to what's happening, who's who, and how to get involved in the new progressive "infrastructure."