Johnny Townsend: Moderate Democrats have been blaming progressives regularly since Trump won the presidency in 2016. They’re pre-blaming us now for the next defeat.
Johnny Townsend: Moderates, pledge what you will. Choose the nominee you want. But don’t think that you can make such a personal, life-altering choice for the rest of us.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: What can be done to advance our agenda over the next two years when attention will be devoted to mostly two parties and the presidential race?
Johnny Townsend: Democratic leaders claim that if we ask too much, we won’t get anything, creating another false narrative far too many rank and file Democrats blindly accept.
Michael Hertz: Our biggest mistake as progressives is our failure to choose the policies we want and work collectively towards achieving them.
A billion dollars were misspent on an out-of touch-candidacy that ushered in mango Mussolini.
Robert Reich: Progressives, there’s no way to reform the system without rocking the boat. There’s no way to get to where America should be without aiming high. Robert Reich: There’s no way to reform the system without rocking the boat. There’s no way to get to where America should be without aiming high.
James A. Haught: Amid all the chaos and confusion of daily life, through a thousand contradictory barrages, the struggle for a safer, fairer, more secure, more humane world never ceases.
Norman Solomon: If there’s a defining issue that now separates the Obama party leadership from social decency, it is the president’s push to cut Social Security benefits.
Mary Dudziak: The more we explain away failures during Obama’s presidency as the inevitable consequence of political structures, the more we put off an urgent analysis of the failures of the president himself.
Wendy Block: It’s heartbreakingly clear that the Democrats won’t act courageously. But a number of non-partisan outside groups will. The MOVI coalition and Common Cause are sponsoring Prop C on the Los Angeles ballot next month, to let voters tell electeds to fight Citizens United. They need you.
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.
John Peeler: On guns and prisons, we are more like a Third World country than like other rich nations. On health care, Third World countries simply cannot afford to waste the amount of money we do. And it is doubtful that we can, either.