Monthly Archives: June 2019

A Progressive Populist Tradition in the Midwest

Today, one thinks of the Midwest as a bastion of conservative politics. It was not that long ago, however, when the Midwest had a thriving left-wing populist tradition. This Midwest progressivism included politicians like Eugene Debs, William Jennings Bryan, Robert … Continue reading

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The Fight for the Soul of the Republican Party

As a liberal, I think there are two separate but parallel political battles going on in this country that are necessary for the political health of this country. In the first fight, progressives need to fight to regain political influence … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Progressives on the Elections 2020

The great civil rights activist Bayard Rustin always emphasized the need for strategy in fighting for social change. Ava Duvernay’s wonderful Martin Luther King Jr movie “Selma” has Bayard Rustin constantly emphasizing to his fellow activists the necessity of thinking … Continue reading

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The Dialogue Between Left and Right

This democratic republic has thrived through the healthy debate between the Left and the Right. During the debate over the Constitution, the Federalists argued that a strong federal government was necessary for this country to thrive, while the anti-Federalists argued … Continue reading

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