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‘You don’t just get to say that you’re progressive’: The left moves to defend its brand

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said it is critical “that we have some very clear guidelines about what it means to be progressive.” | Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images 2020 Election In advance [...]

How 2018 Became the ‘Year of the Black Progressive’

*/ ]]> It’s too soon to award the moniker, but 2018 may well be remembered as the political “Year of the Black Progressive,” much as 1992 was the “Year of the Woman.” Black women are taking office as mayors in major cities such [...]

Jacinda Ardern’s Progressive Politics Made Her a Global Sensation. But Do They Work at Home?

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, shared the debut of a new assistance package for families from her couch in a Facebook Live video in which she could be seen cradling her 10-day-old daughter, [...]

Feinstein gets progressive smackdown

California Democrats, torn by infighting between moderate and progressive factions, rebuked Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s bid for a fifth term — for the second time this year. The state party’s executive committee voted Saturday to endorse [...]
Time to give up on identity politics: It’s dragging the progressive agenda down
Race is the foundation of identity. I would say that that’s kind of a more touchy-feely version of this, but it’s maybe the most important one. We understand ourselves as coming from some place. We understand ourselves as being part of [...]

Progressive groups fire back after Democratic Party puts out the welcome mat for anti-choice liberals

This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Progressive groups are fighting back by forming a coalition against Democratic leaders willing to fund anti-choice candidates in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. NARAL, Planned Parenthood [...]
A wrestler called “The Progressive Liberal” is riling Appalachian crowds, but the sport is a mirror for politics throughout America
He’s the most hated performer in the Appalachian wrestling scene, and often goes on stage wearing a Hillary Clinton shirt and lecturing his audience on why they’re voting against their best interest while fending off boos and chants [...]
Ireland’s new gay prime minister? Yeah, it’s a remarkable step forward — but he’s no progressive
If you perused the international headlines last week, you might have heard that Ireland has its first openly gay prime minister, who also happens to be partly of Indian descent. (His father was an immigrant.) That this could happen in a once [...]
A tale of two budgets: Trump’s atrocious nightmare, and the amazing (if imaginary) progressive alternative
Republicans nominally control the government — but they’re in big trouble, in legislative terms. Their only big accomplishment, getting the American Health Care Act through the House on a razor-thin majority, is already more of an albatross [...]

Federalism, explained: Is progressive federalism an oxymoron?

This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the first of its “name and shame” lists last week, intent upon intimidating 96 sanctuary cities — towns, cities and counties — [...]