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Posted on: Sep 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A progressive economic philosophy is emerging.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2014, Source: Huffington Post

This is the time to launch a campaign to define the terms of the debate.

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.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Altering the formula for Social Security payouts is not innocuous, it will have grave human costs.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: May 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet

How can people who claim to be followers of Jesus be political conservatives?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.