A Battle of Ideologies, Not Cults of Personality

By: Wednesday September 29, 2010 1:17 pm

The primary value of Peter Daou’s piece on liberal bloggers yesterday was that it named names, and it gave outlets like Politico an excuse to link to something. Although journalists won’t say so publicly because they’ve been told such things “off the record,” they well know who gets under the skin of people at the [...]

Progressive Activism: What Works

By: Wednesday June 9, 2010 8:52 am

While progressives have had some successes around the edges, it’s largely been Sherman’s March to the Sea for the corporate agenda during the Clinton-Bush-Obama years. Nothing progressives have achieved can compare to NAFTA, the lucrative wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush tax cuts, and the bank/insurance industry/PhRMA bailouts. Now Congress is preparing to dismantle [...]

Reforms Don’t Always Magically Get Fixed Over Time

By: Tuesday December 22, 2009 7:00 am

People in the “pass any bill, regardless how bad” camp often talk about “fixing it later.” They point to previous progressive change like social security, Medicare, and the civil rights legislation as proof that progressive reforms start small but grow into something better. This mantra is repeated as an article of faith, but it is not [...]

Because Someone’s Got To Liberate the Veal Pen….

By: Sunday October 11, 2009 9:29 am

John Aravosis: What did President Obama say new tonight? Absolutely nothing. What did the Human Rights Campaign get in exchange for once again giving our president cover for all of his broken promises to our community? Absolutely nothing. I like HRC, I know a lot of people who work there, I’ve defended them when others [...]