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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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A wrestler called “The Progressive Liberal” is riling Appalachian crowds, but the sport is a mirror for politics throughout America

12 months ago | 0 comment
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 [...]
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Ireland’s new gay prime minister? Yeah, it’s a remarkable step forward — but he’s no progressive

12 months ago | 0 comment
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 [...]
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A tale of two budgets: Trump’s atrocious nightmare, and the amazing (if imaginary) progressive alternative

1 year ago | 0 comment
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 [...]
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Federalism, explained: Is progressive federalism an oxymoron?

1 year ago | 0 comment
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 — [...]
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Dictator vs. democrat? Not quite: Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is no progressive hero

1 year ago | 0 comment
Anti-corruption protests swept across nearly 100 Russian towns and cities last week, from the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad in the West to Vladivostok in the Far East. They were the biggest demonstrations in Russia since the 2011-12 protests [...]
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Progressive Activism Has Surged Since Donald Trump Took Office

1 year ago | 0 comment
President Donald Trump’s first months in office have been marked by a surge in liberal activism that’s persisted long beyond the women’s marches the day after his inauguration. Progressive groups are seeing record donations and renewed [...]
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Progressive group tries to ‘set the record straight’ over town hall meetings

1 year ago | 0 comment
An organic movement is fighting the Republican agenda at town hall meetings across the country, a progressive group said Friday, pushing back at GOP claims that backlash against President Trump and the likely repeal of Obamacare is more “astroturf” [...]
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The Women’s March on Washington Has Released an Unapologetically Progressive Platform

1 year ago | 0 comment
The Women’s March on Washington has released its official policy platform, a far-reaching four-page statement that takes clear stances on reproductive rights, immigration reform, and worker’s issues. The platform puts the march in support [...]