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Don't Mourn. Organize!

Arthur Camins | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics
Arthur Camins

Don't mourn Bernie Sanders loss in the Democratic primary. It was neither the death nor a setback for a progressive movement. In fact, his success is the most hopeful sign in decades.

Here’s Why Progressives Are Celebrating Hillary Clinton’s Populist Economic Speech

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics

Progressive groups encouraging Hillary Clinton to run on a platform of bold economic change are hailing the Democratic nominee’s economic policy spe...

Democrats In The City Of Brotherly Love (Final Report)

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is definitely going to be my final report from Philadelphia. I realize I'm almost a week late with it, but it was a busy and sleep-deprived week all around.

Evidence That Tim Kaine Is More Progressive Than Bernie Sanders

John A. Tures | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Kaine may be considered a centrist in the media, which could help him woo moderates, independents and liberal Republicans. But if you look at the ACU's voting record, and that of the ADA, his strongest appeal should be to progressives who backed Sanders.

Palestinian Rights Activists At The DNC Believe Time Is On Their Side

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― Democratic Party leaders may be doing their best to snub Palestinian rights advocates, but the activists were out in unprecedented fo...

Interview With Connecticut Secretary Of State And Convention Delegate Denise Merrill

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I conducted the following interview yesterday, before the convention actually started. Denise Merrill is a Connecticut delegate (although not, as she pointed out to me, a superdelegate) and serves Connecticut as their Secretary of State. A recent achievement was the state becoming the first to pass a campaign finance reform law which created a public financing system for elections -- all the other states with such laws created them through ballot initiatives or referenda.

Democrats In The City Of Brotherly Love (Day One)

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Day One of the Democratic National Convention is now over, and tonight seemed designed to allow Bernie Sanders supporters to vent their frustrations, given the lineup of speakers.

Clinton and Kaine, #SoProgressive!

Thierry Dufay | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Thierry Dufay

The Clinton/Kaine ticket is a Centrist Democratic ticket aimed to please "Moderate Republicans". To give the friends of George W. Bush a place to go, to vote for Clinton, now that the GOP is falling apart. This is a strategic choice by the Clinton team.

Bernie Sanders Just Paved The Way For The Largest Progressive Coalition In History

D. C. Rutledge | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
D. C. Rutledge

Although many Bernie Sanders supporters were understandably dismayed by his endorsement of political rival Hillary Clinton, it's important to remember what he has been saying all along: this political revolution is not about him, or any one candidate for that matter, it is about us.

I'm A Progressive. And I'm With Her.

Keith Ellison | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Keith Ellison

I was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders. Yes, I was feeling the Bern. But today, I am proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United ...

Meanwhile, Back in 1776...

Paola K Amaras | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Paola K Amaras

Everyone likes to invoke our Founders so much lately, so I'm invoking Thomas Paine. Paine was a revolutionary, philosopher, political theorist, and activist. Much of what he wrote has particular relevance today in this toxic election season.

David Brooks: Racist, Homophobe, Ignoramus

Ira Israel | Posted 08.18.2016 | Media
Ira Israel

Looking at social issues over the past 100 years -- gay marriage, universal health care, public education, the legalization of marijuana, etc. -- it is clear to see that conservatives are consistently on the wrong side of history, selfishly encumbering societal progress.

No, Most Younger People Aren't Embracing Socialism

John A. Tures | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Bill Maher, the host of Politically Incorrect, recently claimed that a large number of younger people like socialism, a theme echoed by the magazine F...

Do We Really Want Democracy?

FIXCapitalism | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics

by Philip Kotler Our founding fathers raised this same question! They didn't want a Monarchy. But they also didn't want a Mobocracy. John Adams, o...

The Jon Stewart Problem

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Keith Gaby

The heart of the progressive point of view is the idea that government has a role to play in solving some of our toughest problems. The private sector...

The #BernieorBust Mentality Is Destructive and Pointless

Matt Camarda | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Matt Camarda

It's unnerving to see diehard Sanders supporters saying they would never vote for Clinton. Doing so would not only threaten the nation (and the world) with a bigoted, misogynistic, and proudly ignorant conman, but it would completely destroy the revolution they claim to care so much about.

All About Schmitt -- Or, Farewell To The Democratic Party

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

This week, after it became clear that Hillary will be the Democratic nominee, Sanders made a conciliatory speech. For once, though, Sanders appears to have misjudged his constituency.

I Love Bernie Sanders, But I Love The Progressive Movement More

D. C. Rutledge | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
D. C. Rutledge

There's been a lot of speculation lately about what Bernie Sanders' next move will be leading up to the convention and where his loyalties lie moving forward in the general election. Of course, all of this speculation is for naught.

Lessons From the Progressive People's Party

Judith McDaniel | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Judith McDaniel

Forty years after Arthur Kinoy's epiphany, why do we still have a progressive candidate running for president who sees only income inequality, the corporate structures of capitalism?

Advice From Seattle: On Local Level Citizen Activism After The Sanders Campaign

Steve Early | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Steve Early

As the 2016 primary season ends and Bernie Sanders backers look beyond next month's Democratic convention in Philadelphia, many who've "felt the Bern"...

Newsflash: Telling Bernie Supporters That They're Idiots If They Don't Vote For Hillary Is Not What's Going To Get Bernie Supporters to Vote for Hillary.

Josh Schrei | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Josh Schrei

The Democratic party needs to demonstrate that it takes the left seriously, in a big way. Let's see if Hillary is our candidate. Let's see who she'll fill those cabinet positions with. Let's see if this can be the party it once claimed to be.

The Rise of Salon and the Fall of Progressive Media

H. A. Goodman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Media
H. A. Goodman

If anything, Salon is needed today more than ever, because a dangerous form of group think has overtaken progressive politics. Once progressives are afraid to challenge even the most powerful Democrats, it won't be long before both parties merge into one; altering our democracy forever.

A Litmus Test to Win Bernie's Supporters

Mike Sandler | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Mike Sandler

Despite media reports, the race is not sown up. Some voters still need convincing. If you're going to win over Bernie's supporters, you'll need to fill out this multiple choice form.

Donald Trump, Professor Tushnet and the Incredible Disappearing Rule of Law

Evan Bernick | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Evan Bernick

We must thoroughly understand the rule of law, we must rehabilitate areas of our jurisprudence that deprive us of lawful rule and we must insist that judges are duty-bound to ensure that the reason in our law is not trumped by mere will.

The Party's Over

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 06.05.2016 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

The disenfranchisement of Democratic voters in choosing our candidates has been largely ignored by the complicit national media. Leaders have been replaced or squelched by corporate bag men. We have been directed to sit down, shut up and do what we are told.