What It Means To Be A Progressive: A Manifesto

Well stated… Think Progress People often ask what, exactly, do progressives believe?  Over the past few years, we’ve worked with a great group called the American Values Project, representing a cross section of leaders from think tanks, philanthropic organizations, and environmental, labor, youth, civil rights, and other progressive groups, to try to distill progressive beliefs and values into clear… More What It Means To Be A Progressive: A Manifesto

Timeline: The Best Government Money Can Buy

Mother Jones By Aaron Ross | January/February 2012 Issue A short, shady history of how American elections are bought and paid for. 1758 George Washington’s successful campaign for the Virginia House of Burgesses spends £39 on booze to “treat” voters on Election Day ($8,130 in 2011 dollars). 1800 Thomas Jefferson hires a writer to smear President John Adams as “mentally… More Timeline: The Best Government Money Can Buy

Beck calls Gingrich a stealth progressive, his tea party supporters racists

Some of us would have preferred that Glenn Beck stayed in the dark hole he made for himself after Fox News let him go.   However, the following story is worth sharing… The Raw Story Glenn Beck and Newt Gingrich had a tense head-to-head earlier this week. The two sparred on multiple topics, but the final straw… More Beck calls Gingrich a stealth progressive, his tea party supporters racists