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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Picking the Greatest American Progressives: A Book Review

Jack Rothman | Posted 09.18.2012 | Books
Jack Rothman

Teddy Roosevelt carried out imperialist wars, FDR imprisoned Japanese-American civilians in internment camps, and Lyndon Johnson expanded and intensified the Vietnam War. These men can claim valuable achievements, but how do their unjust misdeeds figure in?

Strange Bedfellows Fight Lobbyist Influence In Georgia

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

Tea Party and progressive activists in Georgia have bridged their ideological differences and banded together in an effort to fight the state's unfett...

Progressive Critics of President Obama Must Go All Out to Defeat Romney

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The possible election of Mitt Romney (and the likely election of reactionary Republican majorities in the Senate and the House if he prevails) could be the greatest threat to the nation since the Great Depression and perhaps since the Civil War.

The Real Battle in 2012 and Beyond (Video)

Robert Reich | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

2012-07-11-Screenshot20120711at3.09.40PM.jpgIt's not merely Republicans versus Democrats, or conservatives versus liberals. The larger battle is between regressives and progressives.

Progressives Should Take Back the Flag

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The flag, as a symbol of the nation, is not owned by the administration in power, but by the people. We battle over what it means, but all Americans -- across the political spectrum -- have an equal right to claim the flag as their own.

Mr. President: Campaign on Health Care!

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Mr. President, you need to stand with the many patients already benefiting from the improved coverage and consumer protections provided by the ACA, and fight for a second term that will propel us forward towards universal, affordable health care.

Health Care and the Future of Our Politics

Mike Lux | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Now that this health care bill is law, with the threat of the Supreme Court taking it away over, progressives should certainly keep working to defend it, because the right wing and certain players in industry remain obsessed with doing away with it.

Congratulations Liberals, You Won

Nathan Harden | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Nathan Harden

Now that the government has secured unprecedented power over us, a new era has dawned for liberals, who will now have a new confidence to pursue countless other long-deferred projects of social engineering.

Why Every Progressive Should Be an Independent Voter

Bill Hillsman | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Bill Hillsman

Face it: the Democratic Party treats progressives the way the Republican Party treats Christian conservatives. The party leaders (pretend to) listen to you, give you a little lip service and then go back behind closed doors and ignore you.

Vote 'No' on Obama?

Michael Brenner | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

There exists for some an instinctive resistance to placing their personal imprimatur on Barack Obama. How can one approve what he has done? How can one express approval of the man himself? Can one do so with a clear conscience?

Progressives, Progress and Government: An Unholy Trinity?

Nick Jefferson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Nick Jefferson

'Progressive.' There's a word that's bandied about a fair amount in politics on both sides of the pond. But what does it actually mean?

Why 7 Million Progressives Just Jumped Into the Presidential Race

Justin Ruben | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Justin Ruben

Today, MoveOn announced that its 7 million members have voted, with 91 percent in support, to endorse President Obama. Members believe the future of the economy and the middle class are at stake, they see this election as a choice between two candidates and they don't want to sit on the sidelines.

Joy Resmovits

Weingarten On Rhee: 'I'd Be The First To Welcome Her If She Actually Changed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

The day after Michelle Rhee's education lobbying group, StudentsFirst, got dumped by progressive petition site Change.org because of intense pressure ...

How Progress Happens

Mike Lux | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Today, America became a more just and honorable place. We have another milestone in our nation's history of progress. It wouldn't have happened without a brave and determined movement, and a President open to be moved.

Do Progressive Politics And Pagan Activism Mix?

Anne Hill | Posted 08.14.2012 | Religion
Anne Hill

Fighting a religious war is no way to maintain a democracy. It's not even a great way to maintain a religion. The challenge for Pagans, today and over the long haul, is to use our spiritual beliefs to galvanize us to action.