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Dear Glenn Beck: It's Not Conspiracy. It's Courage.

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Glenn Beck has made a startling discovery. People are working together to make change!

Wisconsin, Labor, and the Future of America

Jerome Karabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Without public sector unions' capacity to mobilize voters during elections, neither progressive candidates nor progressive policies would stand a chance in a money-drenched political system.

This is Not Fiscal Conservatism. It's Just Politics.

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Let's be clear: When politicians attack the poor, it is not partisan to challenge them -- it is a Christian responsibility.

When FDR Came to Wisconsin to Fight the Kochs and Walkers of 1934

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey J. Kaye

Standing before a huge crowd at Bay Beach Park in 1934, FDR spoke of what joined Americans together and of the struggles they had waged and were continuing to wage.

Senior Bashing Is Back in Season

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bernard Starr

How can Social Security possibly reduce debt? It might sound too good to be true. But in this case, it is true.

Wisconsin: Four Facts You Need to Know

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

What's happening in Wisconsin isn't about budget deficits or government spending or even public employee benefits. It's class war, wherein the big business, conservative Right tries to pit working class Americans against one another.

Class Warfare Indeed

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before I even begin here, I'd like to address what my critics will respond with, when they hear what I have to say. They're going to call these ideas...

Corporate People

Rich Nadworny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rich Nadworny

A lot of people got very worked up last year over the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. The more I read the news these days, the more I think those justices might be on to something.

Corporations Spending Again, But Job Growth Still Uncertain

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a sign that the pace of recovery could be quickening, corporations are starting to spend money. After the recession prompted many companies to pad...

In The Public Interest: A (Non)Taxing Issue

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

Many large companies use offshore subsidiaries and creative tax planning to lower their tax rates at the expense of the rest of us. As legislators wring their hands over missing budget funds, it is eye-popping to see where much of the money has gone.

A Letter To Young Egyptian Protesters, From A Veteran U.S. Activist

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The Egyptian people have won the hearts of the world. They represent a new generation, a new leadership, and a new hope for the future. It is their time to lead.

US Chamber's Lobbyists Ran Smear Campaign On Political Opponents | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ThinkProgress has learned that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the big business trade association representing ExxonMobil, AIG, and other major internat...

The China Superpower Hoax

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steven Hill

China has come a long way, but it has a long, long way to go. It's anyone's bet whether China will sink or swim. So much for superpower status.

Life in the Water

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

A short clip of Rev's sermon from last Sunday's Earthalujah service. Join us this week live in NYC and online at We have a schizophren...

Disney Gives Mothers an Offer They Can't Refuse: A Passion Play

Paul Dailing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Dailing

We represent a certain family organization you may have heard of. On behalf of our employer, we would like to give a gift in honor of this happy occasion: An official Finding Nemo™ Disney Cuddly Bodysuit.

Obama: Too Many Boats Have Been Left Behind

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Corporate America is on our minds today, because President Obama just gave a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. With the future decidedly uncert...

The Green Bay Packers: Of the People, By the People, For the People

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Harvey J. Kaye

You've no doubt heard that the Green Bay Packers won the XLV Super Bowl. But have you heard that the Green Bay Packers are essentially a community-owned team?

Business Doesn't Need American Workers

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

America now has about 25 million people either out of work or underemployed. Meanwhile, corporate profits continue to set records. What's going on?

The Big Idea: Creating Shared Value

Michael E. Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael E. Porter

The capitalist system is under siege and a big part of the problem lies with companies themselves.

At 'Summit for People,' Cautious Optimism About Ending Citizens United

James M. Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Russell

For Annabel Park, founder of the Coffee Party USA, the influence of corporations on elections is "a cancer in our political system." Speaking by phone...

Will Business Kill Tax Reform?

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joseph J. Thorndike

Corporations like to complain about their taxes. In testimony, statements, and speeches, executives rehearse the same old litany of woe -- and there's a kernel of truth in these complaints.

'How Everybody Exists' Doesn't Have to Be

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

The surprising gem in an Inquirer piece was that APCO VP Bill Pierce agreed with me. He acknowledged that interest-funded pressure groups "are all over the place" in Washington. "That's how everybody exists here," Pierce said.

The State of the Union Is: Appalling

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Americans are broke and job prospects are the lowest they have been in 80 years. That's it. Nothing else matters, and public opinion polls bear this out.

After Tucson, the State of the Union

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.

Citizens United v. United Citizens: Building a Movement to Drive Money Out of Politics

Gideon Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gideon Rosenblatt

Dissatisfaction with our political system runs much broader than the progressive community, and it would be a huge mistake to frame the current threat to American democracy as a solely progressive issue.