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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.

Will Occupy Wall Street Be Co-opted?

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The success of every radical movement in American history has occurred when it is co-opted by the forces of reform.

Buck Up and Stop Whining

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

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 in America: It's Time to Revive Our Party's Values

Kate Michelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Michelman

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.

We Need More Parties

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

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.

Friday Talking Points [48] -- Throwing Out The Rulebook

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

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...

A Historical Perspective On Divided Democratic Conventions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

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.