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.
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The success of every radical movement in American history has occurred when it is co-opted by the forces of reform.
What's the "plan" of progressives? Just because we are told to "buck up" or "stop whining," that's no reason to abandon a thoughtful analysis of the issues and choices presented in the elections.
Progressives are implored to accept the limitations of the political environment. Well enough, I say. We need to shift our focus toward building a grassroots movement that turns promises made to us into positive outcomes.
If both political parties split at, America would probably adopt a coalition government; the newly- formed Progressive and Conservative Parties might even ally on issues like taking on Wall Street.
Back in Volume 36 of this Friday Talking Points column, I pointed out what seemed to me to be an obvious observation -- that the media was going a lot...
Don't buy into the media narrative that this is some sort of "divided party" -- because today's Democrats aren't. All true Democrats are pulling hard to defeat the legacy of George W. Bush.
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