Peter Dreier: Progressive activists sometimes joke that if you put three lefties in the same room you’ll soon have five different organizations. Personal egos, ideological splits, and competition for funding often lead to fissures, factions, and “family” disputes.
Bill Fletcher: What is important is that the fight is taking place and that representatives of the “99%” are resisting injustice.
Lawrence Wittner: Contrasting the administration’s all-out effort to save Wall Street with its indifference to Main Street, many progressives wonder if they have gained anything worthwhile with Obama’s election.
Robert Reich: Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and the other tribunes of today’s Republican right aren’t really conservatives. Their goal isn’t to conservative what we have. It’s to take us backwards.
Peter Dreier: Who could have predicted that a mural in Maine would become the latest battleground in the war of ideas, money, and power triggered by America’s right wing forces, including the Tea Party, Fox News, the Republican Party, and big business?
The KPFK Community Advisory Board will be sponsoring a post-election public forum to assess “The Current Political Balance and Strategies for Progressive Political Action”. Join us for discussion, and some debate, about what progressive forces need to focus on in this period. Tuesday, Dec. 14th 7:00 pm