May 22, 2017

Smoking Super PACs: what anti-smoking campaigns can teach progressives

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When progressives attack Super PACs, are we saying average voters are too stupid to make up their own minds when faced with these ads? So what are progressives to do? Think about the campaign against smoking.

What Labor brings to the Progressive Movement: an interview with union activist Paul Lemmon.

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Paul Lemmon is the classic labor organizer, the mix of agitator and educator key to the success of unions in America. Through a decades-long career with the United Mine Workers to his recent retirement from the AFL-CIO as assistant to… [Continue Reading]

Celinda Lake: Progressives are not seizing opportunities.

Celinda Lake is a leading pollster for the Progressive Democratic community in America. With over three decades in the field, she has learned a great deal about American voters and how we respond to progressive ideals. Our conversation with Celinda… [Continue Reading]

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree – a Progressive island.

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

For mainlanders, islands are about getting away. But there is another lesson about island life–one of community and having to find ways to work together with neighbors to identify priorities and do what needs to be done to ensure a… [Continue Reading]

One Example from my Life

I grew up in Akron, Ohio, reaching political age in the 1980’s when everything in Akron just went downhill. When I was growing up it was the place where practically every tire in the country came from, it was the… [Continue Reading]

Pursuit of Happiness

  For progressives, democracy is not an accidental making; it is a thoughtful project and, in each incarnation, has the same drive—the pursuit of happiness.  Jefferson’s “happiness” is not personal. It is a social notion of the greatest good done… [Continue Reading]

“It’s about Independence.” An interview with Representative Raul Grijalva

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In a series about being progressive in America, it made sense to start our interviews with Representative Raul Grijalva, co-chair of the 75 member Progressive Caucus in the U.S. Congress. We are the history we’ve lived through. Our life experiences,… [Continue Reading]

The First Podcast

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This is the Progressive Way, a place for Progressives to talk about what we care about and how to share our ideas with the rest of the country. The plan is of this podcast to be a series of interviews… [Continue Reading]


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