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A Bold New Agenda Bubbling Up From the Grassroots
Posted on: Sep 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet
A progressive economic philosophy is emerging.
Elizabeth Warren's New Book Is the Moment to Change 2014
Posted on: Apr 23, 2014, Source: Huffington Post
This is the time to launch a campaign to define the terms of the debate.
Bombshell Confession by Eric Holder: Big Banks are Above the Law
Posted on: Mar 8, 2013, Source: Huffington Post
The nation's top prosecutor openly admits that the DOJ is "inhibited" from going after too-big-to-fail banks.
Stories of the Elderly Remind Us of the Pain of Cutting Social Security Payments
Posted on: Dec 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Altering the formula for Social Security payouts is not innocuous, it will have grave human costs.
The Day After The Fourth of July
Posted on: Jul 5, 2012, Source: Daily Kos
Now that fireworks are over, it's a good time to remember that we've been through some crappy times before -- and came back stronger because of our progressive values
Ayn Rand Thinks He's a Parasite, But My Brother Kevin Contributes Greatly to Our Society
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet
A government that helps the wealthy and powerful over the poor and disabled is a government with no decency.
Ayn Rand or Jesus Christ? Conservatives Can't Have It Both Ways
Posted on: May 1, 2012, Source: Huffington Post
Many conservatives swear on a stack of Bibles that they worship Jesus Christ when they really bow down to the philosophy of Ayn Rand.
Repealing the Whole 20th Century: GOP Wants To Party Like It's 1896
Posted on: Apr 17, 2012, Source: Huffington Post
Rolling back the 1960s and the New Deal isn't far enough for today's conservatives. They're taking us all the way back to the Robber Barons.
Community versus Individualism: How To Tell The Progressive Story
Posted on: Mar 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Metaphors—and the broader narratives a candidate, party, and political movement use to tell their story—are the building blocks of short and long-term success in politics.
Why Progressives Can't Ignore Religion
Posted on: Feb 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Wall or no wall, politics and religion have always been inextricably intertwined, and we won't win until we recognize and deal with that fact.
The Stakes Are Huge: There's Another Bank Crash Looming, and We Must Prevent Another Bailout
Posted on: Jan 14, 2011, Source: Open Left
The housing bubble plus the worst recession since the Great Depression has created a foreclosure crisis of gargantuan proportions.
Obama's Treasury Officials Are Stabbing Progressives in the Back, Trying to Smear Elizabeth Warren
Posted on: Oct 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Not everyone in the Obama administration is on the same team. Geithner's staff is showing their opposition to financial reform.
Foreclosure Fraud: Wall Street Cheats the Middle Class Again
Posted on: Oct 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Once again the big Wall Street banks are wreaking havoc with our economy in order to come away with outlandish profits at the expense of poor and middle-class people.
Why Are So Many Christians Conservative?
Posted on: May 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet
How can people who claim to be followers of Jesus be political conservatives?
Dems Have No Excuse for Failing on Health Care
Posted on: Nov 24, 2009, Source: Open Left
Yes, political changes are hard. But if Democrats don't deliver now, no excuse will cut it.
Reid and Pelosi Have Delivered on the Public Option -- Now Let's Get This Done
Posted on: Oct 26, 2009, Source: Open Left
In the coming weeks we will have an all-out public war with the insurance industry. It will decide whether we pass comprehensive reform or once again fall short at the bitter end.
In Order to Succeed, Obama Must Forge Progressive Alliances and Deliver on Them
Posted on: Oct 20, 2009, Source: Open Left
It's not enough that the president is intelligent. He must also convince Americans that he's on their side.
The Number One Goal: Less Power for the Big Banks
Posted on: Oct 15, 2009, Source: Open Left
One central goal should drive all progressives initiatives over financial policy: the biggest banks should have less economic and political power.
The Real Battle for Health Reform Begins
Posted on: Oct 14, 2009, Source: Open Left
The preliminaries are finally over in the battle to finally, finally, finally -- 97 years after Teddy Roosevelt first proposed it -- pass comprehensive health care reform.
U.S. Still Fighting the Same Old Battles Over Race, Identity
Posted on: Sep 25, 2009, Source: Huffington Post
When I hear Joe Wilson scream "You lie" at this president when he is talking about health care for all, I wonder how our values got so distorted.
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