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What Conservatives Really Want

—Dedicated to the peaceful protestors in Wisconsin, February 19, 2011 The central issue in our political life is not being discussed. At stake is the moral basis of American democracy. The individual issues are all too real: assaults on unions, public employees, women’s rights, immigrants, the environment, health care, voting rights, food safety, pensions, prenatal […]

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Strategy Workgroup: Funding The Movement

Building on the success of the Progressive Strategy Handbook, an open source platform for building capacity for the movement, we are hosting this series of Strategy Workgroups.  (See them all here) The first discussion topic was the branding of the progressive vision.  This one is dedicated to finding workable solutions to the funding challenges of the movement.  We […]

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How We’ll Fund The Progressive Movement

It is time to solve a fundamental problem that plagues progressives everywhere – the lack of seed money to get innovative projects off the ground and the absence of workable funding models to scale up the ongoing efforts to create systemic cultural, economic, and political change. Every major economic paradigm shift throughout modern history has […]

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Strategy Workgroup: Branding the Progressive Vision

We just launched the Progressive Strategy Handbook, an open source platform for building capacity for the movement, where we promised to provide an online forum for ongoing discussions that lead to strategic initiatives. The first discussion topic we’d like to discuss is the branding of  what it means to be progressive.  This is a topic […]

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Introducing The Progressive Strategy Handbook

Are you ready to build the progressive movement that America desperately needs?  This is the moment you’ve been waiting for.  We’ve finished writing the Progressive Strategy Handbook that you — the community — paid for last fall through a crowdfunding campaign So you want to be part of a real progressive movement?  You’ve come to the right place. […]

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Immigration: anatomy of a progressive narrative | Evolutionary logic of collective action pt.IV

We are excited to re-publish this article by Jonathan Smucker.  The original can be found at Beyond The Choir. Last week during a debate with Republican former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at George Washington University, Governor Howard Dean offered a compelling narrative about immigration in the United States: I don’t believe we ought to demonize […]

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The Progressive Strategy Handbook Is Here!

Are you ready to build the progressive movement that America desperately needs?  This is the moment you’ve been waiting for.  We’ve finished writing The Progressive Strategy Handbook that you — the community — paid for last fall through a crowdfunding campaign.  It was paid for by the crowd, and now you own it.* Get the […]

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