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Feeding The Misinformation Stream On Health Reform

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

What you can do is soften your opposition to the Act if just to deprive the pollsters of an opportunity to falsify your viewpoints with a lie of omission.

The Tea Party: Is It A Revival of American Ideals or Merely Alice in Wonderland?

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

While the movement fashioned its image to reflect the Boston Tea Party, it more resembles the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party, full of paradoxes, naivety, hypocrisy and conundrums.

A Question That Needs Answering: Who Will Be Hurt by Deficit Reduction?

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Lux

Elites are selling this as a grand compromise: Conservatives get Social Security cuts, and liberals get a tax increase. Oh, boy. My question is: what do regular folks get out of the deal besides screwed?

Needed: A Progressive Story

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The first task of the progressive movement is to compose a shared narrative. What is the end-state we are aspiring to bring about? What is our shining city?

Don't Visit the Sins of Coulter on the Other 26 Million Ever-Single American Women

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bella DePaulo

Here at the Huffington Post, Michael Rowe posted a lengthy and passionate excoriation of a certain tall, blond Republican woman. I share most of his s...

Why We Are Launching the New York City Council Progressive Caucus

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa Mark-Viverito

Today, 12 council members are forming the NY City Council Progressive Caucus. Bloomberg has done little to confront inequality, preferring instead a trickle-down economic approach.

Obama's Republican Health Care Bill

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

From throwing people into a system without any choice, to providing a windfall to insurance companies, to using women's rights to get it done, this health care bill is one Richard Nixon would have loved.

The Progressive Case Against the Health Care Bill and Higher Ed Reform

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bob Samuels

Health care reform is a lot like higher education policy: politicians seem to only talk about access and rarely do they address affordability and quality.

Standing Athwart History

Elizabeth Bisbee Silber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Bisbee Silber

When Americans consider the critical social movements of generations past, they almost always identify themselves with the progressive side of the argument.

Progressives Get Clean Sweep on Election Night

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Obama endorsing establishment candidates who were more right-wing than their challengers was his problem, not the Democrats'. Maybe he should learn something from that.

Change, Not Recovery

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Tuesday's elections show Americans are still looking for change. They are casting protest votes in both parties. But the real battle about direction has only just begun.

Blue Dogs: A Progressive's Best Friend

Ronnie Shows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronnie Shows

Progressives should reconsider advancing legislation that requires Blue Dogs to take unpopular stances, especially when there are viable legislative alternatives that Blue Dogs could vote for.

Broad Based Anti-War Network Forming on 8th Anniversary of Iraq War

Kevin Zeese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kevin Zeese

Come Home, America: A New Anti-War Network Brings Conservatives and Progressives, Liberals and Libertarians Together to Oppose U.S. Wars and Empire A...

AIPAC Pressures Congress: Back Netanyahu, Plus Juan Cole Eviscerates Jeff Goldberg

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The policy has been consistent under both Democrats and Republicans: settlements are an obstacle to peace and endanger US interests. It might also be noted that the settlements do even more damage to Israel itself.

Bill Halter Vs. The Bill Halter

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

Blanche Lincoln is being challenged by a man named Bill Halter. Has there ever been a more apt name for an upstart candidate running against a legendary obstructionist in the history of politics?

The Final Battle for Health Care Reform

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denise Dennis

The media have adopted the GOP's propaganda that whether health care reform passes or fails, it will be bad for the president and the Dems. The more they repeat this, the more people believe it's true.

Thank you, Dennis Kucinich

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Dennis Kucinich is taking a drubbing for doing what more progressives should be doing: standing up for a public option as part of the health reform bill, and demanding an ERISA amendment.

Will Obama's Army Return to Save Health Reform, Progressive Agenda?

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

It's still unclear if the House will have the needed votes to pass health care reform -- if the votes aren't there, it could seriously undermine the chances for any element of the progressive agenda from passing.

'Relationship' Is a Very Big Word

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

There's something troubling about the use of the word "relationship" that excludes all relationships but romantic ones. All other adult relationships aren't just excluded in the wording; they're absent from the studies.

Progressives Should Stop Sniping at Kagan

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Kagan is eminently confirmable and confirmable at a point when the Obama administration needs every ounce of political capital it can muster to push through any semblance of meaningful reforms.

Think Again: Listen Up, Progressives: Talk Radio Matters

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Did you know that when the White House and members of the media mention "code words like 'diversity' and 'equality'" what they are really proposing is...

In DC Americans Take On Health Insurance Executives

Tanene Allison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tanene Allison

Health insurance executives, left to their own devices, will continue to keep America sick for their own profit.

Power Plays

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

What a difference a year makes. The Obama administration took office with an outpouring of good feelings. Democracy worked. It established a new milestone on the long path towards racial justice.

March 4th and After: Our Message was Heard

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bob Samuels

The next stage of the college protest movement has to be to use this new coalition power to change how states fund education. We must push the president and the Democrats for a progressive tax system.

House Progressives on Where Health Care Stands Now

Cynthia Gordy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cynthia Gordy

I chatted with Congressional Black Caucus President Barbara Lee yesterday, just after she met with President Obama at the White House. The President c...