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Barack Obama talks a great progressive game. But his record so far shows he has a proven ability to mix charisma with deference to the establishment.
The grassroots organization Progressive Majority has a modest ambition: Take over state and national politics by 2010. Welcome to the left-wing conspiracy.
Given the scope of conservative ruin, how do progressives seize the day? Start by challenging entrenched interests and ideology, and support candidates and causes while curbing the interests of big money.
In order to reclaim "values" from the right wing, progressives must frame the electoral debate in terms everyone can support: freedom, opportunity, security and responsibility.
In praise of three giants of American liberalism: John Kenneth Galbraith, Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg and the Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr.
While John Kenneth Galbraith was good at pointing out the failures of the free
enterprise system, he could never overcome the play-to-win mentality
of American capitalism.
Where are the progressive religious leaders who can fill the shoes of William Sloane Coffin?
The secular left consistently disarms itself of what could be its most powerful weapon against the religious right: a spiritual vision of the world.
Progressive religious leaders should be sensitive to the danger that unexamined God-based public policy presents, whether it comes from the right or the left.
Todd Gitlin uses patriotism to wallop the radical left in The
Intellectuals and the Flag.
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