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Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

Why Do Progressive Religious Institutions Support Conservative Muslims? Part 1

Ani Zonneveld | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Ani Zonneveld

Where are the progressive/moderate Muslim voices? That is a question progressive Muslims often hear. We are present and have been speaking up for years but first a brief description what makes one a progressive versus a conservative Muslim community.

A Day Without Dying: America's Best Day in Years

Saladin Ambar | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Saladin Ambar

America has never been as close to the dream of universal healthcare for all -- and a shift away from war as a national vocation -- than we are today. It is a fact to be celebrated and more importantly, fought for in ways that make sense for each of us in our own way.

Cuomo Lurches Left/Right

Richard Brodsky | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

New York's progressives are confronting a tough decision. Stick with Cuomo in spite of his economic policies? Split off and run a third-party candidate? Sit in their hands?

Hundreds Walk Out for Climate Justice, Call for Leadership From Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

Adam Greenberg | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Adam Greenberg

Braving freezing rain and snow, protesters rallied in front of the MA State House to support the governor's work on climate issues so far and call for a ban on building new fossil fuel infrastructure in the state.

Religio-Secular

Martin Marty | Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

"Our Secular Future: The redefinition of religious liberty in American society" is a promising and threatening reflection by Richard R. Reno in the Jesuit-based weekly America (February 24, 2014). It turns out that the article deals more with the subtitle "religious liberty" than with "secularity" in "our" future.

Updating Common Sense: What Christians Really Believe

Derek Penwell | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

We didn't argue that men were superior to women or that gay people had made some shoddy lifestyle choices any more than we argued about gravity or the law of the conservation of matter or entropy. Because, why would you?

Liberals Face a Hard Day's Knight?

Michael Winship | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

If Hillary Clinton decides not to run, a strong progressive candidate could emerge for 2016, although doomsayers point to the failed candidacies of liberals George McGovern in 1972 and Walter Mondale in 1984. One hope for Democrats is that, like the old joke about the two curmudgeonly brothers, the other one is worse.

The Progressive Movement Continues to Mature and Grow

Pearl Korn | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

So whether this movement is called "populist" or "Progressive" or plain old "liberal," what matters is that it is starting to see success in its efforts to ensure that the well-being of the People becomes our leaders' first and foremost priority again, and not that of the handful of self-indulgent corporatists.

Growing Up Liberal

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

I thought about my path to liberalism when I read the recent interview between President Obama and Bill O'Reilly. O'Reilly mouthed the classic conservative trope: liberals love the "nanny state" and think big government can solve all of America's problems.

Bill de Blasio Lifts the Left

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Bill de Blasio has lifted the left and is a man to watch in 2014. I have a hunch that the next Democratic nominee for president will be watching him closely, too.

The Populist Moment

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Of all the myths that circulate in Washington, perhaps none is more prevalent or intractable than the one that says that the United States is a "moderate" nation.

The Sniveling Apologizers at MSNBC Don't Represent Progressives

Cenk Uygur | Posted 04.04.2014 | Media
Cenk Uygur

If MSNBC cared about not presenting liberals as sniveling cowards, they would never go through these debasing apologies one after another. But they don't care about that because the guy who runs the network doesn't give a damn about how progressives look, because he isn't one of them.

Samantha Lachman

Progressives On SOTU: 'Warren's Message Of Economic Populism Was Right All Along'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder Adam Green said Wednesday that President Barack Obama's announcement during Tuesday night's State of ...

"Stop 'N Frisk Trickle-Down Economics"

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Unless we want an America that is a tale of two cities, a tale of two nations, a "Downton Abby America on steroids," then let's hope that the refreshing message of progressives such as Bill de Basio seize the moment, and the public votes a stop and frisk of Reaganomics.

Greed Is Not Good: The Social Usefulness of Progressive Public Policy

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Progressives must never abandon appeals to fairness and concern for the vulnerable when advocating on behalf of sound public policies.

Mass Affluence and the Politics of Inequality

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

Mass affluence is just as much a part of our economic structure as poverty and progressives must acknowledge and incorporate that affluence in their policymaking.

Iran: Nuclear Energy for War or Peace? A Renewable Suggestion

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

One of the many serious issues the planet faces is whether or not Iran's nuclear program is to develop weapons or to be able to turn on a switch for l...

Secretaries of State: A Key Front in the Battle to Protect Voting Rights

Steve Rosenthal | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Steve Rosenthal

Across the country we are witnessing a wholesale attack by the right wing on workers, unions, women's health, the environment, LGBT issues, civil rights, immigration and nearly every other right that Americans hold near and dear.

Bill de Blasio, the FDR of New York

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Don't get carried away analyzing the presence of Bill and Hillary Clinton at the de Blasio inauguration. Starting this week, it is de Blasio who is the big show, not the Clintons.

Millennial Progressives and Libertarians Will Change Politics in the Future

Travis Irvine | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Travis Irvine

If millennials don't have a progressive/libertarian presidential candidate to vote and volunteer for in 2016, you can be sure we'll run one of our own down the line.

The Low Expectations of the Conservatism of Denial

Carl Pope | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

Climate disruption, broadband access and crumbling bridges and roads have an odd thing in common: they have entered the never-never land of conservative denialism -- where they are simply not problems for which the right feels obliged to offer solutions.

The 25 Best Progressive Victories of 2013

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Progressives are rarely satisfied. It is part of our political DNA. There's so much injustice in the world, it's sometimes hard to feel that we're making progress. Let's look back at 2013 and examine 25 significant accomplishments.

What Liberals Can Win In 2014

Salon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

In 2013, abortion restrictions advanced, fast food workers struck and gun control stalled; the filibuster was curbed, stop-and-frisk was challenged an...

Progressives on the Take

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Democrats bear as much responsibility as Republicans for allowing our once promising democracy to degenerate into a plutocracy of the irresponsible super-rich.