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Clyburn Will Stand by the Values, Policies That Make Us Democrats

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

I don't support Jim Clyburn for Democratic Whip because he's my friend and we've served together a long time. Or because he's African-American. His seniority and race are meaningless to me. I support him because he will not apologize for being a progressive.

The Progressive Case for Steny Hoyer as Minority Whip

Darcy Burner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darcy Burner

Let us suppose that you're not satisfied with the progress that was made on progressive priorities over the last two years, and you want another bite ...

Local Progressive Voter Guides (Share Like Crazy)

Billy Wimsatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Wimsatt

As individuals armed with homemade voter guides, we can have the same impact as a powerful interest group or a newspaper editorial board -- the power to influence and turn-out hundreds and thousands of new votes.

Gay Teen Asks: I'm 16 and Don't Want To Be Gay, Should I Get Therapy?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

There's so much in this world that needs to be repaired. Gays and lesbians are not on that list. We're as wonderful, as broken, as perfect, as crazy, as flawed and as caring as each of you.

GLBT Soldiers and Prospective Recruits, Wise Up, Get Some Self Respect and Get Out

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The entire controversy surrounding Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the unconstitutional policy that the Obama administration has repeatedly denounced while def...

MLK and the "Progressive Hunter"

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I was pleased to see the MLK nonviolence pledge on Glenn Beck's website, but I cringe when I hear him boast about being a "progressive hunter," and when I hear Beck regularly demonize the people he disagrees with.

Friends Or Allies Often Hurt More Than Bullies

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

It's Not the Bigots That Bully, It's Our Friends That Hurt Us More By Charles Karel Bouley II There's a lot of "gay" in the news these days. It alwa...

The World in 107.1 Miles

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

People are hurting, and often it's banks and businesses that are hurting them in the name of a fee for something that costs them nothing

'One Nation Rally' Photo Gallery

Jeff Malet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Malet

2010-10-06-pullquote.jpg On October 2, 2010, tens of thousands of activists gathered, hoping to counter the conservative tea party movement and energize the electorate.

One Nation March: Sometimes Size Doesn't Matter

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

The One Nation Working Together march did not draw as many people to the Washington Mall as Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally a few weeks prior. A...

Being Social at the Social Network

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

The new film the Social Network is as good as everyone says. In fact, it's better. It's a brilliant mix of pop culture and eternal themes, from love and rivalry to classism or the simple need to be accepted.

Friday Talking Points [140] -- Pledging Nonsense

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The White House has been in the news this past week, mostly for who will be leaving it soon. One is tempted to insert the old "will the last to leave...

Congratulations to the Winners of the $10 Million Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Diamandis

This year's competition structure demanded breakthrough thinking that would literally disrupt the industry and produce an accelerated wave to push it ahead in leaps and bounds.

Narcissism and Politics

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

Shall we burn the village in order to save it? Unless we can learn to look at what works with honesty and humility, we will almost certainly condemn our country to the trashcan of human history.

VICTORY!! Progressive Beats Blue Dog in New Hampshire Primary

Stephanie Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Taylor

We did it!! Just minutes ago, bold progressive Ann McLane Kuster defeated Joe Lieberman's presidential campaign co-chair Katrina Swett in tonight's Ne...

Beck Rally: A Great PR Stunt, But That's All It Was

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The industry of Glen Beck is happy: those that own him in radio and TV. He had an absolutely great weekend when it comes to the media.

NYC Mosque: It's Our Fault We're Mad

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

How about concentrating less on the mosque and more on Ground Zero itself. How about all the meetings, all the press, focus on the rebuilding of that site?

Will Rogers: Tribute to a Political Hero at the 75th Anniversary of His Death

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Rogers was the nation's most influential political commentator, and his views on the economy, FDR and the need for bold action are particularly interesting in the Obama era.

Talking Through the New Depression

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Here's my story, the story of how I'm making it in front of, and behind, the scenes in the world today. Maybe some will be inspired to continue to reach for their goals. Maybe others will understand that it's tough all over.

Joan Armatrading Continues 'Charming Life'

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

"Is she the one that sounds like Tracy Chapman?" That's a question often posed when explaining the musical wonderment of Joan Armatrading.

Texan Racer Making America Proud

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Charles Karel Bouley

Ben Spies is no stranger to America or American titles. To the motorcycle racing world he's a first class champion; what a NASCAR champion is in America. And yet no Wheaties box for Spies; at least not yet.

Individual acts and the collapse of Pakistan

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Who is More Conservative: Ronald Reagan or Barack Obama?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The political line has moved so far that if Reagan tried to run as a Republican now he would be the laughing stock of the party. Rush Limbaugh would tear him to shreds and Bill Kristol would say he is Neville Chamberlain.

Mixed Messages From the White House

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

During the recent G20, more mixed messages emerged, with our President encouraging member nations to spend more to prop up their failing economies while his administration seeks to gut Social Security and Medicare at home.

America the Absurd

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

We have to be numb. Otherwise, the largest energy program in our history would be underway to get rid of the 1/3 of the oil we pump ourselves and replace it with wind, solar, geothermal, tidal energy and more.