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Deja Vu All Over Again*

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Getting -- and counting -- every single legitimate vote cast that day is the surest path to rekindling the spirit not only of '68. It's also true to the Spirit of '76. That would be 1776: principles and lessons of the past helping US to guide and create our future.

To My Progressive Friends Who Intend Not to Vote for Obama

Floyd Elliot | Posted 12.10.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Obama and Romney are not equivalent. From way out on the fringes of the left or the right, they might look that way, but to the most vulnerable people in this country, they do not.

The Rain on Our Parade: A Letter to My Dismal Allies

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Every four years we hear that in presidential elections we are asked to choose the lesser of two evils. Now, this is not an analysis or an insight; it is a cliché, and a very tired one.

Don't Get Fooled Again: Why Liberals and Progressives Should Vote Enthusiastically for President Obama

Sanford Jay Rosen | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Sanford Jay Rosen

Let's not let hubris put us at risk of electing the wrong candidate again. The stakes in this election put our values at risk, possibly more than we can imagine.

It's Not 'Godzilla,' It's 'Alice in Wonderland'

Cynthia Dill | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

I will always tell Maine voters where I stand -- before I am rewarded with their trust and with their votes.

In Defense of Conservative Thought

D. Robert Worley | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

There is no reason to choose between progressive and conservative thought. Progressivism allows for purposive change from an unacceptable status quo; conservatism introduces caution. The mature country would embrace both.

Save Our Species!

Matt Kohn | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment
Matt Kohn

Before long, you are on earth and in space, and feeling around your own brain, and your connection to the global history uncovered through anthropology and archaeology. Never will you be just a tourist at a World Heritage site, but a witness.

That's My Kind of Church!

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Rev. Chris Glaser

Last week I found a church to my liking -- of all places, a megachurch in the South on television. Or maybe I should say, a "congregation," because it included people of many faiths, including atheism.

Iran, the Left and the Non-Aligned Movement: A Guide for the Perplexed

Danny Postel | Posted 11.11.2012 | World
Danny Postel

The bafflement about Iran so widespread on the Left has a long history. It's a problem that has vexed several progressives and the recent summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran at the end of August only compounded the problem.

Have Progressives Finally Solved Their Vision Problem? Looks Like It

David Callahan | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
David Callahan

Progressives now have a clearer vision, one that has been repeated often by speakers at the DNC -- most notably by Bill Clinton and Sister Simone Campbell Tuesday night: We're all in this together.

Michelle Challenges 19th Century Myth

Ira Chernus | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Ira Chernus

The Obama campaign has done a pretty good job of creating the impression that Mitt Romney, having walked through that doorway, quickly slammed it behind him. No doubt Romney would protest that it just ain't so. And he might very well be telling the truth.

Code Pink To Dems: Stop Drone Warfare, Bust Up Big Banks

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

Code Pink, the women-initiated peace and social justice group, protested the War on Women at the Republican National Convention. Their message for Pr...

They Live Redux

Glen Martin | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Glen Martin

We must stop fighting each other and recognize where our true interests lie -- and it is naïve to think they lie with Romney.

Bread and Roses: Reflections on Labor Day

Diane Russell | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Diane Russell

When the history books write about the past couple of years, we will be part of the masses they write about -- the ones who stood up against all odds, in solidarity, for what we believed in.

The Secret of the Sauce: What Democrats Need to Know About North Carolina's Kick-Ass Populism

Lynn Parramore | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

There's a special ingredient in Tar Heel politics that the state's establishment have repeatedly ignored at their peril. Unique in Dixie, North Carolina has a populist tradition going back to the 1670s.

Oneness, Firefighting And Social Change

Michael Goldstein | Posted 10.29.2012 | Religion
Michael Goldstein

Our world is full of enemies, and we tend to fight them, not meet them. What Occupy hasn't seen is how we can work to become so united as a people.

Paul Ryan and the Progressive Psyche

Christopher Newfield | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Christopher Newfield

Americans are ambivalent and confused about many aspects of health care but not about preserving Medicare. But the whole country must take this bad idea seriously because the top of the Republican ticket advocates it.

Bayard Rustin, Mr. March On Washington, At 100

Michael G. Long | Posted 10.13.2012 | Religion
Michael G. Long

This year marks the centennial of the birth of Bayard Rustin, one of the most significant yet ignored figures in U.S. history. Rustin was the brilliant strategist of the pinnacle event in U.S. protest politics.

Paul Ryan: The Last, Best Hope for Progressives

Michael Brenner | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

In picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney has given some small hope that the election will restore progressive thinking to its legitimate place in our political discourse. The lines are now drawn for a stark confrontation that the White House and Democrats cannot avoid.

And Now, the Loser Is...

Michael Brenner | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Uncertainty abounds -- who will win the White House, who will dominate Capital Hill and what they will do once they get there. Still, we can make one judgment with confidence. Progressives will be the sure losers -- along with their hopes for a return to a humane society and responsive government.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Paul Ryan Budget Plan Targeted By Progressive Academics | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of progressive academics is hoping that a bit of wonkiness can help shape the political discourse during the presidential camp...

No Vote for You, Mr. President

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 10.01.2012 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

President Obama's education policies are dismantling public education and he appears to be deaf to the supporters of public education -- that's it. That's why he will not get my vote.

The White Privilege Field Guide to Progressivism

Matthew Harrison Tedford | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Matthew Harrison Tedford

As a writer intimately familiar with the experiences of the white, middle class progressive, I offer this field guide as an attempt to find nuance in the realm between privilege and progressivism.

McKinney-Vento Turns 25 and Homelessness Continues to Grow!

Paul Boden | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Paul Boden

McKinney-Vento homeless assistance programs have increasingly become a catch-all system for people who were once permanently housed by mainstream federal programs such as HUD and USDA.

Progressives Pat Selves On Back Over Elizabeth Warren

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

Progressives are patting themselves on the back for getting on the Elizabeth Warren bandwagon even before she did. That's because a year ago, when ...