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Guess the progressive: A video quiz

So many progressive role models, so much for them [and us] to do–and so many ways to do it. When things get tough for liberal ideas–as they are now–we need to keep reminding ourselves of the society-changing impact that activism, commitment to liberal principles,  and perseverance in the face of long odds can have.  Here…

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Positive signs for voting-rights laws—even in Pennsylvania

The backlash against voter suppression may have begun. Following highly publicized efforts by Republican-led legislatures to make voting harder for citizens during the 2012 Presidential election, voting rights advocates are fighting back. And, according to Progressive States Network, more and more states are now looking at enacting significant reforms to modernize voter registration and protect…

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Minnesota and Colorado: Where the progressive agenda is alive and…progressing

Progressive ideas are alive in 2013—and not just as talking points. They reflect what Americans actually value and want, and nowhere is that more evident than in Minnesota and Colorado, where progressive-based laws are on the state legislative agenda. Recently, Progressive States Network posted highlights of bills either under serious consideration or already passed in…

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10 ways to stay politically engaged, even after winning the 2012 election

Obama won. But we’re far from done. How long did it take after President Obama won the popular vote and the electoral college for Republicans to assert that, despite all that pesky evidence, their ideas won and that, basically, nothing has changed? Hours? So, it’s clearly not realistic for Democrats and the left to enjoy…

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A progressive “to-do” list for lame-duck Congress

There’s still time to push the progressive agenda forward in Congress before the big Republican majority takes over in January 2011, and that’s what Senate Democrats should do. This is not a time for caving in, giving up or doing nothing. At the very least, during the lame-duck session of Congress, the outgoing Democratic leadership…