Articles by: Winning Progressive

Reinvigorating Detroit

Reinvigorating Detroit

Detroit is a city that is struggling to stay alive. Suburbanization, the decline of the auto industry, and economic and governmental neglect have hollowed large parts of the city out

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Electing Progressive Democrats – Mazie Hirono For U.S. Senate

Electing Progressive Democrats – Mazie Hirono For U.S. Senate

One important way to advance the progressive cause is to ensure that candidates who share our progressive values win Democratic primary elections, especially in districts where the Democratic nominee is likely to win the general election. One great opportunity to do so is taking place in Hawaii right now, where House Progressive Caucus member Mazie Hirono is running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S.

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Mr. Cordray Goes to Washington

Mr. Cordray Goes to Washington

President Obama started 2012 off well yesterday when he made a recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (‘CFPB’).

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The NDAA – A Dangerous Precedent Even With the Signing Statement

The NDAA – A Dangerous Precedent Even With the Signing Statement

While President Obama’s signing statement, issued on December 31, 2011, confirms that the Obama Administration is not going to use the NDAA to indefinitely detain US citizens, that statement does nothing to limit the ability of future Administrations to use the detention authority provided in the NDAA.

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2011: A Great Year for LGBT Equality

2011: A Great Year for LGBT Equality

2011 has been a banner year for the advancement of LGBT equality at the national, state, and local levels. Following are some of the highlights.

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An Interview With Progressive Democratic Congressional Candidate Ilya Sheyman (IL 10th)

An Interview With Progressive Democratic Congressional Candidate Ilya Sheyman (IL 10th)

Illinois’ 10th Congressional District is a prime opportunity for a Democratic pickup. The district historically votes Democratic at the Presidential level, and is being made even bluer as part of the redistricting process

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No, Shariah Law Is Not Being Imposed In The US

No, Shariah Law Is Not Being Imposed In The US

Desperate to turn the political discussion away from economic issues they cannot win on, Republican Presidential candidates have latched onto the claim that Islamic Shariah law is somehow overtaking the US.

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The Strategic Failure Of the Purist Left’s Persistent Attacks On President Obama

The Strategic Failure Of the Purist Left’s Persistent Attacks On President Obama

For much of the time that President Obama has been in the White House, it has become fashionable among a vocal subset of progressives to attack President Obama as a failure who does not share our progressive values.

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A Promising Preview for the Upcoming Supreme Court Consideration of Health Care Reform

A Promising Preview for the Upcoming Supreme Court Consideration of Health Care Reform

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will hold oral arguments on March 26, 27, and 28 in the cases it has agreed to hear that challenge the constitutionality of President Obama’s historic health care reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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No, Conservatives,The Bush Recession Did Not Alleviate Economic Inequality

No, Conservatives,The Bush Recession Did Not Alleviate Economic Inequality

Showing how out of touch they are with everyday Americans, conservatives have latched onto the news that the share of national income taken in by the top 1% fell from 23% in 2007 to ‘only’ 17% in 2009 to contend that the focus of Occupy Wall Street and others on economic inequality is somehow misguided.

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Movie Review: The Last Mountain – The Coal Industry Declares War on Appalachia

Movie Review: The Last Mountain – The Coal Industry Declares War on Appalachia

Winning Progressive had the opportunity to see a movie called The Last Mountain, which is about the efforts of communities in West Virginia to challenge the most destructive form of coal mining – mountaintop removal mining (“MTR”).

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Fighting For Good Jobs, Not Just A Paycheck

Fighting For Good Jobs, Not Just A Paycheck

With unemployment remaining far too high at 8.6% and underemployment hovering around 16%, President Obama and Congressional Democrats are correctly pivoting back to focusing on job creation.

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Taking A Stand On The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Taking A Stand On The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

The Obama Administration made the right call recently when the State Department announced that it would undertake a new environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and alternative routes for the pipeline.

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‘A Make-Or-Break Moment For The Middle Class’ – Obama In Osawatomie

‘A Make-Or-Break Moment For The Middle Class’ – Obama In Osawatomie

Appearing in Osawatomie, Kansas on Tuesday, President Obama gave a speech that should make just about any progressive proud. In the speech, our President addressed the ‘raging debate over the best way to restore growth and prosperity, restore balance, restore fairness.’

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Fight For Your Right To Vote

Fight For Your Right To Vote

The GOP been on a decade-long effort to reduce and restrict voting, especially among the poor, young people, people of color, and other Democratic-leaning groups.

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The Slogan Was Meant To Be ‘Yes We Can’ Not ‘Yes He Can’

The Slogan Was Meant To Be ‘Yes We Can’ Not ‘Yes He Can’

A significant challenge facing the Obama Administration as it gears up for the 2012 re-election campaign is that the President is not positively defined in the minds of many voters. A look at the entire record of President Obama shows that he has been a pragmatist who, while far from perfect, has led our country through daunting times and achieved significant progressive victories in the face of intractable opposition.

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No, Starbucks Cannot Replace the Need For Progressive Government

No, Starbucks Cannot Replace the Need For Progressive Government

Over at the New York Times, Joe Nocera had a column entitled ‘We Can All Become Job Creators’ in which he praised Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz for two recent proposals regarding jobs and politics.

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Progressivism Is About Saving Capitalism From Itself

Progressivism Is About Saving Capitalism From Itself

It has often been said that FDR saved capitalism from itself. What that means is that he took office at the lowest depths of the Great Depression, when it was clear that rampant uncontrolled capitalism had not only failed to benefit the more than one-third of Americans were ill-housed, ill-clothed, and ill-fed, but had also collapsed on itself due to the uncontrolled excesses that unregulated free markets had created.

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Support Rep. McDermott’s Sensible Estate Tax Act

Support Rep. McDermott’s Sensible Estate Tax Act

In his recent New York Times column titled Things to Tax, Paul Krugman sensibly argues that increased overall taxes must be a key component to any plan to deal with present and long-term deficit issues.

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