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How can anyone propose a progressive primer for the 2010 elections and run away from the central issue of the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq and, more fundamentally, the whole war economy?

I'm sorry, I forgot, that would seriously tarnish all of those corporate Democrats and Republicans who obediently vote for war funding, regardless of who the war president is.

If you really want to interact with those voters in the once-industrial towns and rural communities who, for economic reasons, are doing the killing and dying,you shouldn't be running from the war issue but facing it head-on.

Personally, I start with the ten key values of the Green Party, but even if you're not with me on that, genuine progressives should be able to agree on voting only for Congressional candidates that pledge and consistently act for no war funding.