Ari Berman: What Are the Structural Barriers to Progressive Success?

Ari Berman: What Are the Structural Barriers to Progressive Success?

Ari Berman: What Are the Structural Barriers to Progressive Success?

How can progressives push government to be of, by and for the people, rather than for the privileged few?

Facebook
Twitter
Email
Flipboard
Pocket

It is no coincidence that many Americans are dissatisfied the minute their Congress members move to Washington and forget all about the constituents back home. There is no common personality flaw that causes politicians to abandon progressive ideals in favor of money politics. However, they are all trapped in the same broken political system.

So how can progressives push government to be of, by and for the people, rather than for the privileged few? The Nation‘s Ari Berman joined Darcy Burner of Progressive Congress and David Waldman of Daily Kos yesterday at Netroots Nation 2011 to discuss money in politics and ways to break down the structural barriers to progressive success.

Anna Lekas Miller

Thank you for reading The Nation

We hope you enjoyed the story you just read, just one of the many incisive, deeply-reported articles we publish daily. Now more than ever, we need fearless journalism that shifts the needle on important issues, uncovers malfeasance and corruption, and uplifts voices and perspectives that often go unheard in mainstream media.

Throughout this critical election year and a time of media austerity and renewed campus activism and rising labor organizing, independent journalism that gets to the heart of the matter is more critical than ever before. Donate right now and help us hold the powerful accountable, shine a light on issues that would otherwise be swept under the rug, and build a more just and equitable future.

For nearly 160 years, The Nation has stood for truth, justice, and moral clarity. As a reader-supported publication, we are not beholden to the whims of advertisers or a corporate owner. But it does take financial resources to report on stories that may take weeks or months to properly investigate, thoroughly edit and fact-check articles, and get our stories into the hands of readers.

Donate today and stand with us for a better future. Thank you for being a supporter of independent journalism.

Ad Policy
x