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Dave Jamieson

Organized Labor Looks For Some New Friends

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The past year hasn't been easy for organized labor. Union density dipped to a historic low of just 6.6 percent of the private sector. Mi...

Friday Talking Points -- Congress Slinks Out Of Town

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It was a busy week in Washington, since all the congresscritters were eager to get out of town for their not-so-well-earned five weeks of vacation. It'll take awhile for the dust to settle, so let's take a look at some of what's been happening while it does.

Political Dreaming in the Twenty-First Century

Ira Chernus | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Ira Chernus

I bet you, like me, rarely talk to anyone about your dreams, even if you spend nearly all your time among politically active people working to improve the planet. Perhaps these days it feels somehow just too naïve, too unrealistic, too embarrassing.

Katherine Bindley

The Rise Of The Religious Progressive

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion

A new study has found that while the number of religious conservatives is still greater than that of progressives, the religious left may have a bette...

America Needs a Progressive President

Fred Lundgren | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

This morning, I received a solicitation from an organization called "Bold Progressives." They are raising money for Elizabeth Warren. She is obviously being groomed to run for president. Here is my response.

Flat income tax? Progressive tax? No state income tax? A nationwide overview

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.14.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The 1970 Illinois constitution states that Illinois' state income tax must be applied with one rate paid by all taxpayers. Illinois is one of nine st...

Unusual Group Roots For Palin

Salon | Joan Walsh | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

It’s rare that progressives and Tea Partiers agree on anything, but the news that Sarah Palin is “considering” running against Alaska Sen. Mark ...

Right-wing Myths About Merit, Money and Morality

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

When it comes to wealth, you get what you deserve. If you're rich, you've earned it. Same goes for the poor. Middle class too. Do you believe these statements to be true most or all of the time?

Progressive Patriotism: Taking Pride in America's Never-Ending Climb to More Equality and Prosperity

Troy Campbell | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Troy Campbell

The United States was not perfect when it began, and it is still far from perfect today. However, if one constantly writes off America because of its failings in the past or present, then one misses the general point: America was born a nation to perpetually move forward.

Celebrating Progressive Patriotism on the Fourth of July

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The flag, as a symbol of the nation, is not owned by the administration in power, but by the people. We battle over what it means, but all Americans have an equal right to claim the flag as their own. Progressives understand that people can disagree with their government and still love their country and its ideals.

After Prop 8 Decision, Progressives Must Think Broadly, Boldly About Ballot Measures

Justine Sarver | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Justine Sarver

: With so many loving families still living in states with marriage bans, what will it take to overturn bans that were passed by ballot measure? And how will we enact other important initiatives that benefit LGBT people, women, working families and new Americans?

Touching Our Netroots: African-Americans Create Place and Space at Annual Progressive Conference

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices
Lauren Brown Jarvis

Progressivism at all times should be about ideas, coalition building and if nothing else, respect. It is important we move forward, yet, never mistake mere action for progress.

Touching Our Netroots: African-Americans Create Place and Space at Annual Progressive Conference

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Lauren Brown Jarvis

"If we do not go out of our way to make ourselves visible we will not be." Progressivism at all times should be about ideas, coalition building and ...

Zach Carter

Warren Opposing Obama's Top Trade Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Wednesday that she will vote against President Obama's top international trade nominee Michael From...

Paul Blumenthal

Progressives Press House Dems On Big Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of progressive leaders, including MoveOn.org Executive Director Anna Galland, Rebuild the Dream President Van Jones and Dail...

The Top 9 Glenn Beck Conspiracy Theories

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.30.2013 | Media
Bob Cesca

There's no doubt that Beck is a conspiracy theorist. He's a purveyor of wacky, purely fabricated gibberish leading to the ultimate conclusion that there's an unholy alliance composed of the Obama government and "fascist" progressives out to destroy us all.

Say What? Benghazi, AP, and IRS Are "Failures" of "Progressive Government", Says GOP Strategist

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Say what? "Benghazi. The IRS. AP phone records. The failures for which Barack Obama will be remembered are not just those of one man or one administr...

Reclaiming the Conversation on Education

Alan Singer | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

The problem at meetings such as Reclaiming the Conversation on Education conference is that they tend to be "anti" meetings that do not present a clear alternative agenda defining what participants believe is the role public education should play in a democratic society.

Paul Ryan: Progressivism Is 'Arrogant And Condescending'

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) belittled progressives during a speech at the conservative American Enterprise Institute on Wednesday. “Progressivism is ...

Max Baucus, the Senator from K Street -- A Poster Boy for Campaign Finance Reform

Pearl Korn | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

He has served his paymasters year in and year out in his long Senate career, leaving little doubt in anyone's mind as to whom he really represents -- his nickname is the "Senator from K Street," and he alone carries that distinction.

Beyond The Comments: One HuffPoster's Redeeming Story of Her Tumultuous Past

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

Instead, I had a knock down, screaming match with "Whoever the hell is up there!" I laid out my case, my fears, my doubts and I demanded an answer!

The Stubborn Insistence That the Common Core Is NOT a Curriculum

Shaun Johnson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Shaun Johnson

We can call the CCSS the Common Core State Benchmarks, Guidelines, Requirements, or Ensigns for all I care. But this does not eliminate the fundamental truth that the CCSS is a curriculum. And like many iterations of curriculum, it is sullied by the ideologies and personal ambitions of its architects.

California Democratic Party Disses Fracking, Still Loves Money

Wendy Block | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Wendy Block

It's heartbreakingly clear that the Democrats won't act courageously. But a number of non-partisan outside groups will.

Can the Left and Right Unite to Fight the "Cat Food Diet"?

Martin Berg | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Martin Berg

The Democratic base will face its own challenges. Is it prepared to fight the president and Democratic leadership that not so long ago it worked so hard to elect, and has defended so vociferously, despite growing income inequality and continuing high unemployment?

National Parks Should Take the Lead on America's Other Best Idea: Clean Public Water

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

Bottled water creates a great deal of waste, both in the production stream and as physical garbage. It has no place in our national parks. Unfortunately, bottled water interests -- especially Coke -- disagree.