The fundamental problem is that Progressive ideas ARE NOT embraced whole cloth. Instead they are borrowed selectively and then inserted strategically in Neoliberal platforms, often by Neoliberal regimes.
They point out injustices and organize for causes external to the organizations for which they work, but they rarely do anything to call out or change practices in the organizations for which they work.
Frank Fear: We need a recalibration of what is news—at the 24-hour news networks, in particular—a recalibration from personality-politics-as-news to issues-facing-everyday-Americans-as-news.
Frank Fear: It’s not so much that America needs more political parties as much as America needs to transform its current two-party system—from party-centered to voter-centered.
Frank Fear: Here’s the dilemma facing America today. Did millions of people vote illegally in November? Of course they didn’t. But thousands—perhaps even millions—of Americans believe they did.
Frank Fear: Character doesn’t seem to matter when it comes to electing a U.S. president. That’s what America is telling the world.
Frank Fear: Save for eloquent speeches delivered by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Rev. William Barber (NAACP president, NC), the Democrats presented a four-day short-course on branding and marketing.
Frank Fear: What if Independents began thinking and acting as a consequential group? They could become America’s “Third Force”—not a third party, mind you, but an assemblage of voters with presence and clout.
Frank Fear: Neoliberalism is so pervasive that prominent interpretations of what it means “to be a good leader,” “to exercise good leadership,” and “to be a success” are defined in neoliberal terms.
Frank Fear: The two-party political party system doesn’t align well with the political temperament of many Americans. The system, as configured, compels many voters to choose between a party-endorsed Democrat and a party-endorsed Republican.
Frank Fear: Although Americans love sports—and college sports are at the top of the list—fundamental questions need answers: Who pays? And how much?
Frank Fear: For years I assumed that higher education valued social responsibility in athletic administration. But universities pay primary attention to winning, branding/marketing, and finances. Social responsibility is often relegated to the undercard.
Frank Fear: The onerous outcome of New York State’s policy is that a large number of people won’t be voting on Tuesday.