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Democratic Party Leaders Have No One To Blame But Themselves

Alev Dudek | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
Alev Dudek

Instead of taking the time to reflect and admit just how low the Party must have sunk for this scenario to happen, supporters and leaders were quick to point fingers at anyone else, but themselves.

Thanksgiving in the Shadow of Trump: Don't Let him Ruin Your Holiday

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Rabbi Michael Lerner

Don't Let Trump Ruin Your Thanksgiving By Rabbi Michael Lerner Don't let the latest outrageous appointment to his Administration of racists and antiS...

Trump: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance. Now What?

Edward Yaeger | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
Edward Yaeger

Even Trump, himself, I believe, was stunned when he heard the news that he had become president-elect.

"Chin Up and Fight Back America, We've Been There" -The World plus John Oliver

Atif Choudhury | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Atif Choudhury

My mom once shared with my sister and me a harrowing experience she endured right after Trump clinched the GOP nomination. She was in the waiting room...

Progressives, Unite.

Amol Mehra | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Amol Mehra

With unity, we will have a fighting chance against the powers of injustice and intolerance, and to protect the institutions that give us the tools and leverage to defend our rights. Without it, we will see the evisceration of all that we have been working to build.

Sessions is the Most Glaring Proof of the Folly of Shunning Clinton

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The prospect of Sessions as the next Attorney General is an absolute worst nightmare. However, there were ample warning signs.

Don't Move to Canada - Stay and Fight the Good Fight

Shermin Kruse | Posted 11.14.2016 | World
Shermin Kruse

I've reflected all day on what to say, and this is it. First, we should forget about moving to Canada or Sweden (even those of us who hold a passpor...

It Was The Worst Of Times, It Was The Best Of Times, It Was A Time For Resistance

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 11.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

It was a day of despair, it was a day of anger. It was a day of tragedy, it was a day of devotion. It was a day of remembrance, it was a day of resi...

Combatting Trumpenstein

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Republicans have created a monster and on November 8th he was unleashed on the entire nation. What are progressives going to do about this?

Trump's Presidency Will Ring In The Next Progressive Era

Richard Kirsch | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Over the last two years I have often said to colleagues that the quickest way to a new progressive moment is probably also the most painful, by being forced to fight rightwing control of our government.

Yes To The Chomsky, Warren, Sanders, Cole Vote For Clinton!

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 11.08.2016 | World
Pierre Guerlain

Voting for Clinton on the part of the radical left is not a sell out but a belief that the terrible times of decomposition offer opportunities for future progressive gains.

These Candidates Are Challenging The Status Quo In Their States This Election

The Huffington Post | Emily Tate | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics

With presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and close Senate and House contests dominating the news cycle, key down-ballot races have ...

The Baby Boomer Generation Is ThisClose To Achieving Its Potential (VIDEOS)

Marty Rudoy | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Marty Rudoy

I have long felt that the baby boomer generation, my generation, did not fulfill its potential after a promising start in the late 1960s.  Whichever...

What if Brown is the New White? The New American Majority Has Arrived

Todd Paglia | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Todd Paglia

Imagine that the year is 2032 and the race for the White House has just resulted in another progressive leader, a black woman this time, being elected...

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 10.25.2016 | 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.