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15 under-the-radar progressive wins of Election 2013

Progressives have plenty to celebrate after last night’s off-off-year elections.  Some of those victories were national news – Bill de Blasio’s win in the New York mayoral race, Martin Walsh becoming the new pro-labor mayor of Boston and New…  …

A growing coalition of progressives tries to expand social security instead of cutting it

In our nation’s capitol, calls for cutting Social Security benefits and shifting the ever-rising costs of health care from Medicare onto the backs of American seniors are ubiquitous. But context matters, and these ideas are nothing short of perverse…  …

Ron Paul: The Manic Pixie Dream Candidate

There's a temptation for progressives to entertain Ron Paul as a serious alternative to Obama, primarily because Ron Paul is very, very serious about getting rid of a couple of major federal programs that progressives tend to hate: namely, our War on Some People's Terror and our War on Some…

Progressives launch ad against WI justice who called colleague a ‘bitch’

The Wisconsin Supreme Court justice that recently admitted to calling a female colleague a “bitch” now has another problem. Progressives in the state have launched an ad campaign against Justice David Prosser, suggesting that he’s on the side of child molesters. While District Attorney of Outagamie County in 1979, Prosser…

Feingold returns: ‘Progressives United’ PAC to fight corporate influence

Former Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) was defeated in 2010 amid a tea party wave that thumped Democrats’ majority in Congress, but did not topple it completely. As one of the Senate’s top progressive voices, many on the left saw the Wisconsin vote as a great loss to their cause. But…

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