Smart Capitalists vs. Ayn Rand

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Lauren Windsor: Arguing against free-market conventional wisdom, a group of business leaders calling themselves ‘Smart Capitalists for American Prosperity’ is lobbying Congress and the administration to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.

Folktales of the Policy Elites

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Urban Legends: And then there are “urban legends” that are passed around even by (gasp!) academics. Folktales of the policy elites.

Bill de Blasio Lifts the Left

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Progressive Bill de Blasio, a new star is born from the streets of New York, who has lifted the spirits of progressives everywhere.

Divided We Stand: The Polarizing of American Politics

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Divided We Stand — There appears to be no end in sight to the bare knuckles partisanship that substitutes for politics today.

Randy Shaw: An Activist’s Story

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Randy Shaw tries to vaccinate readers against the chumminess between activists and the politicians they believe share their agenda .

Reagan Remembered: The Failed Legacy of Our First Corporate Politician

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Ronald Reagan Failed Presidency: Reagan’s economic legacy is one of failure, but it could be argued that he was genuinely transformative.

Why Keep an Expensive, Illegal, Invasive, Spy Program That Doesn’t Even Work?

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Illegal Spy Program: The 5-member panel of legal experts concluded that NSA’s bulk data collection is illegal and probably unconstitutional.

The Populist Moment

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Populist Revolt — The signs indicate that, however much the folkways of Washington may resist, this nation has entered a Populist Moment.

The State of the Union Is Stuck

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State of the Union 2014 — There is never a time for capitulation; I cannot help but feel that the lack of a boldness evinces resignation.

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolff?

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Richard Wolff in Hollywood — If workers ran democratically-operated enterprises they wouldn’t have wildly unequal distribution of profits.

The Myth of Political Correctness

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Political Correctness — Shouting about political correctness has become ingrained in conservative criticism of America.

A New New Deal

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Equality and Democracy — Progressives should be prepared for the long game, building critical mass to seize the national agenda.

Sex Tourism: A Third World Reality

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Sex Tourism — Predators openly flaunt their indiscretions, using their “first world” privileges to commit egregious crimes.

Revisiting the FBI’s War on the American Left

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Jeremy Kuzmanov: The FBI was highly effective at using saboteurs to infiltrate and foment dissension within the New Left and encouraged counterproductive forms of protest, contributing to its eventual implosion.

Jobless Pain and the Big Lie of Limousine Libertarians

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Brent Budowsky: America awaits a fighting progressive leader who will lead the battle for a major employment programs.

Maybe It’s Time to Find a New Word for “Reform”

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What Reform Means — “Reform” used to mean government actions designed to give working people a leg up or expand democratic participation.

Creating New Year’s Resolutions That Stick

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New Years Resolutions — The key is asking yourself some of the questions that focus on supporting your intrinsic motivation to change.

A Socialist Wrote The Pledge of Allegiance

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Pledge of Allegiance — Christian Socialists said that unfettered capitalism was based squarely on greed, a sin Jesus roundly denounced.

Oklahoma!

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Oklahoma City Bombing — In carefully planned rows facing the pool, sit 168 empty chairs with the names of everyone killed that day.

6 Essential Steps to Building a Movement

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People-Powered Movement — The target of our protests is not the government or a corporation, the target is the people: to mobilize them. 

Jahi McMath Pushes Envelope on End of Life Issues

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Jahi McMath has resurrected the debate over end of life issues, the circumstances under which patients should be removed from life support.

Capitalism Versus Democracy

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Capitalism Versus Democracy — Democratic socialists have often claimed that democracy fits better with socialism than with capitalism.

How Obama Blew It

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How Obama Blew It — Obama has largely been a bystander on the most important philosophical debates when he should have been leading it.

25 Best Progressive Victories for 2013

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Progressive Victories 2013 — The strategic question is whether compromises are dead ends or stepping stones to further progress.

Is Washington Feeling Stirrings of a Mainstream Populist Movement?

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Mainstream Populist Movement — There is space for fiercely independent citizen movements to take on very powerful interests.

Daddy’s Philosophy

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Spirit of Giving – We’re a people who believe that we can make our individual lives better by contributing to the common good.

The Meaning of a Decent Society

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Equal Opportunity — America is now more unequal that it’s been for eighty or more years. Equal opportunity has become a pipe dream.

5 Progressive Holiday Wishes

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Progressive Holidays — What would this season be like if saying “happy holidays” instead of merry Christmas was no longer controversial?

California: Arriving, Leaving, Moving, and Staying

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California Dreaming — Berry has consistently criticized those seekers always ready to take off in search of better economic opportunities.

What Kind of Post Office?

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Steve Hochstadt: We need a better national conversation about what public services we need and want. Cost is one of the issues, but not the only one.

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