Tag Archives: Progressives

ELECTION 2012 / Marilyn Katz : On Women Making a Difference

Women win big: Clockwise, from top: Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin, and Claire McCaskill. Image from PopSugar.Making a difference: On women and the election We are not red states and blue states, we are blue cities (and suburbs) in red states, … finish reading ELECTION 2012 / Marilyn Katz : On Women Making a Difference

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ELECTION 2012 / Jonah Raskin : A View from California

“California Dreaming.” Art by Tom Horner / Dribble. Inset image below from San Francisco Sentinal.A view from California:Which way the wind blows Obama’s reelection is only the beginning. The hard work of transforming the nation lies ahead By Jonah Raskin … finish reading ELECTION 2012 / Jonah Raskin : A View from California

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RAG BLOG DEBATE / David P. Hamilton and Jay D. Jurie : Electoral Politics and the Left

“Citizens United Carpet Bombing Democracy.” Cartoon by DonkeyHotey / Flickr Commons.A Rag Blog debate:Electoral politics and the left David Hamilton argues that the U.S. federal elections in 2012 don’t merit being the focus of our attention, while Jay Jurie contends … finish reading RAG BLOG DEBATE / David P. Hamilton and Jay D. Jurie : Electoral Politics and the Left

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Harry Targ : Take a Deep Breath!

Image from The Blog of Progress.Take a deep breath:How do we build our movements? The response of 2011 was spontaneous, passionate, daring, and electric in its transformational possibilities. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | April 25, 2012 Over … finish reading Harry Targ : Take a Deep Breath!

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Thorne Webb Dreyer : Peace and Justice Activist Tom Hayden on Rag Radio

As Port Huron turns 50:Peace and justice activistTom Hayden on Rag Radio By Thorne Webb Dreyer | The Rag Blog | January 26, 2012 Peace and justice activist Tom Hayden, a driving force in SDS and the Sixties New Left, … finish reading Thorne Webb Dreyer : Peace and Justice Activist Tom Hayden on Rag Radio

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Harry Targ : Brute Facts and Political Choices, 2012

Protesters at the State Capitol building in Madison, WI., demonstrating against Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union legislation. Photo by Mark Hirsch / Getty Images.Brute facts and political choices:Thinking about 2012By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / January 9, 2012 The … finish reading Harry Targ : Brute Facts and Political Choices, 2012

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Bill Fletcher, Jr. : Obama, Progressives, and the White Nationalist Backlash

Image from Reckless Eyeballing.Task for progressives in 2012:Monkey-wrenching the white united front It has been striking that many progressives have said so little about race, racism, and the discourse of right-wing populism in the context of the upcoming elections. By … finish reading Bill Fletcher, Jr. : Obama, Progressives, and the White Nationalist Backlash

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David P. Hamilton : Parsing the Midterms: A Progressive Exodus

Political cartoon by Mike Keefe / inToon.com.2010 Elections:Where the votes came fromand how the Dems lost big My hypothesis is that most of the excess decline in support for Democratic Party congressional candidates in 2010 was from political progressives of … finish reading David P. Hamilton : Parsing the Midterms: A Progressive Exodus

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Harry Targ : The 2010 Elections and the Battle of Ideas

Image from UCAN.Assessing the 2010 elections:Towards building a progressive majority First, we need to communicate the basic proposition that the free marketers’ ideas do not make sense. By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / November 11, 2010 “Well, the … finish reading Harry Targ : The 2010 Elections and the Battle of Ideas

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Bill Fletcher : ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ and the Threat from the Far Right

Enthusiasm and voting:The Far Right, and the immediate challenge This is not the boy who cried wolf… There is an energized, right-wing army waiting to turn back the clock. By Bill Fletcher Jr. / The Rag Blog / October 28, … finish reading Bill Fletcher : ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ and the Threat from the Far Right

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Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : ‘I Agree With President Obama’

Photograph by Mark Seliger /RollingStone.com.Put aside the President’s botch-ups:We cannot ‘stand on the sidelines’ The Republicans are dedicated now to overthrowing everything I have worked for or supported for the past half century. By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver / The Rag … finish reading Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : ‘I Agree With President Obama’

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : On Biden’s Blaming the Base

Joe Biden, at a Manchester, NH, fundraiser on Sept. 27, 2010, told the Democratic base to “stop whining.” Photo from AP.‘Perhaps I grow testy’:On Obama and Biden blaming the Democratic base By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : On Biden’s Blaming the Base

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