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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.
The Bad News? The Senate Finance Bill is Horrendous. The Good News? It's Not Even Close to Final
Posted on: Sep 16, 2009, Source: Open Left
Traditional media will act like whatever is in the Senate Finance bill will be the bill, that the deal is done. Not even close, folks.
Senate Breakdown: Real Numbers on the Public Option
Posted on: Sep 8, 2009, Source: Open Left
What would a bill acceptable to most Democrats look like? Here are the figures.
The Myths of the Battle of Health Care Reform
Posted on: Sep 3, 2009, Source: Open Left
The traditional media has talked itself into believing certain things about the fight over health care reform, often without any serious evidence.
Health Reform: If Everyone Is Happy, Nothing Is Getting Done
Posted on: Aug 6, 2009, Source: Open Left
If Dems take the easy path, and get that big bipartisan love fest, health care will still be messed up in all the ways it's messed up now.
We Need a Jobs Package, Not a Stimulus Package
Posted on: Jul 9, 2009, Source: Open Left
We need a comprehensive policy package that is very simply focused on one thing and one thing only: jobs.
Progressive Revolution: We Can't Afford to Play Small-Ball and Tip-Toe Around Right-Wingers Anymore
Posted on: Jan 18, 2009, Source: Wiley Press
Lux's new book, "The Progressive Revolution," argues that it's time to stop playing into conservative fearmongering.
New Petition Backs Up Pelosi's Position on Superdelegates
Posted on: Mar 27, 2008, Source: Open Left
Help back up Pelosi who has been attacked by wealth Clinton donors for saying the leader in pledged delegate should be the nominee.
Clinton Campaign Attacks Obama for Being a Good Speaker
Posted on: Feb 15, 2008, Source: Open Left
To my old friends at the Clinton campaign: I love y'all, but you gotta come up with something better than this.
The Roller-Coaster Campaign Ride Of Your Life
Posted on: Feb 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet
Each campaign has certain predictable phases; we're currently in the worst phase for the challenging party, where candidates rip each other to shreds while the incumbent looks presidential.
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