Stories by Ruth Conniff

Ruth Conniff is the editor of The Progressive magazine. subscribe to Ruth Conniff's feed

Posted on: Aug 20, 2014, Source: The Progressive

Are the Feds finally catching on that all is not well in the charter school movement?

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014, Source: The Progressive

When venture capital and public education collide, the results are not pretty.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2011, Source: The Progressive

Many public employees have been advised that if they don't get out quickly, they stand to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in benefits they were counting on for retirement.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2009, Source: The Progressive

The Obama administration must change their approach to the financial crisis, or Obama -- and the rest of us -- will pay a serious price.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2008, Source: The Progressive

We now have confirmation that the President of the United States gave the OK to torture. Where is the media? Where are the Democrats?

Posted on: Jul 20, 2007, Source: The Progressive

The wife of the former North Carolina senator explains the role she had in John Edwards' vote for the war in Iraq, why Edwards is the best candidate for women.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2006, Source: The Progressive

For this mother, sending her children to public instead of private school is about investing in her community, and working to make it good for everyone -- at least, that's the idea she would like her kids to grow up with.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2006, Source: The Progressive

A Roberts-Alito Supreme Court would grant the Chief Executive almost unlimited power.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2005, Source: The Nation

EMILY's List has done wonders for women in politics. But after 20 years of successes, the obstacles left to overcome are clear.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2004, Source: The Progressive

While party leaders are busy putting on their cardigans and practicing their Bible verses in the hopes that the big bullies in Washington won't pick on them, out in the states progressives are organizing.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2004, Source: The Progressive

The Nader supporters of 2004 aren't the same bunch who advocated his candidacy in 2000.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2004, Source: The Progressive

"The Democrats are not poised to address long-term problems like the War Powers Act, or the drift from democracy to empire. For almost everyone under their big tent, beating Bush is the only issue."

Posted on: May 6, 2004, Source: The Progressive

A Marine wants to know why Kerry is sounding like Bush when it comes to Iraq. "He's the one who said, 'No one wants to be the last man to die for a mistake.’ That's what he's asking the troops to do right now."

Posted on: Apr 27, 2004, Source: The Progressive

The National Journal, bible of Beltway wonks, has tagged Kerry with the 'most-liberal' label. But if he's so liberal, why did Kucinich, Dean and even Edwards attract more support from groups traditionally associated with the left?

Posted on: Aug 7, 2003, Source: The Progressive

Like a bunch of mean junior high kids, the Washington press corps has been ganging up against the Democratic presidential candidate.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2003, Source: The Progressive

Dennis Kucinich will be the progressive's choice in 2004. But how far can he get?

Posted on: Aug 17, 2000, Source: CorpWatch

When two women crashed a lavish Nuclear Energy Institute party at last week's DNC, their message of environmentally responsible power got them thrown out by their necks. It wasn't the only incident in which corporate donors went to great lengths to keep protesters silent and Democratic heavies well-fed and happy.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2000, Source: CorpWatch

Republicans are so caught up in their giant corporate schmoozefest that bikini-clad campaign-finance "hookers" and hecklers waving fistfuls of fake $100 bills, asking delegates, "Yoohoo! Did you buy a Republican today?" may be the only way to bring them back to reality.