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Progressives Helped Create Donald Trump (And We Have To Clean Up Our Mess)

R. Kyle Alagood | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
R. Kyle Alagood

By opposing Trump supporters without educating them or attempting to understand their perceptions of injustice, we will have done nothing to treat the underlying condition; and, like a few cells of cancer infecting a small area of the body, prejudice and ignorance will consume our nation.

You Don't Have To Agree With Donald Trump To Be Upset About Trade Policy

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.01.2016 | Politics

Until the 2016 presidential campaign, the role of trade policy inside the Beltway was only tangentially concerned with analyzing the global flow of go...

A Bernie Supporter's Enthusiastic Case For Hillary

Terry O'Neill | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Just think about the profound difference Hillary's proposals will make to millions of Americans including issues I know matter deeply to you as a feminist progressive who cares about economic justice and equality.

Dear Berniecrats: Do Not Vote With Anger

Georgia Kelly | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Georgia Kelly

Although this letter is primarily for Berniecrats, of which I am one, I have a bit of advice for those of you who have supported Hilary from the beginning. Please do not - I repeat DO NOT -- tell Bernie supporters how to vote in November.

Why Progressives Should Embrace Lael Brainard

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics
Terra Lawson-Remer

I wanted to take a moment to share my view that this new "progressive" conventional wisdom is dead-wrong: Dr. Lael Brainard would be an extraordinary addition to any incoming administration.

Conversation with International Billionaire CEO: Fears Trump Presidency Halts Strategic Plan to Offshore More American Middle-Class Jobs

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 09.24.2016 | Politics
Noel Irwin Hentschel

London Financial District. Off the record interview with international billion-dollar business CEO who expresses the real fear about the Trump movemen...

Want To Prevent Trumpistan? Put In Your Shift

Atif Choudhury | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Atif Choudhury

I can personally confirm what many political analysts and pundits have articulated: There is a dire lesson in Brexit for all Americans: If you both don't know and refuse to understand why Drumpf is a thing, you're unfortunately part of the problem.

Progressive Evangelicals: Who We Are And What We Believe

Ryan Phipps | Posted 09.07.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

Were Jesus in some of our churches today, he'd likely be turning over communion tables, dashing offering plates into pieces, baptizing the marginalized, and performing ordination ceremonies for women.

Does the Democratic Party Have a Progressive platform--and Does it Matter?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Shortly after the Democratic Party’s platform committee concluded its deliberations this July, Bernie Sanders announced: “Thanks to the millions o...

The Progressive Case For Voting For Donald Trump. No, Seriously.

Jerry Bowles | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Jerry Bowles

Let us begin by stipulating that Donald Trump is the most astoundingly ignorant and unqualified person to be nominated for president in our lifetime. ...

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...