Posts Tagged ‘progressives’

David Barton Blames Slavery in the U.S. on ‘Progressives’

One of the problems encountered by Christian nationalist pseudo-historians like David Barton is how to address the issue of slavery. After all, the core of Barton’s message is that the Founders of this nation were good Christian men who intended to create a good Christian country but this narrative conflicts with the simple fact that […]

As RFK Jr. shifts his 2024 strategy, he’s bad news for progressives

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. offers progressives a mishmash of appealing statements, “free market” corporatism and assorted political toxins. Source

Layoffs at Justice Democrats shake progressives

Large-scale layoffs at a top left-wing organization are underscoring progressives’ challenges in the Biden era, with major figures becoming despondent about what the future of their movement could look like. Justice Democrats, the upstart-turned-powerhouse group that helped insurgents win seats in Congress, recently made significant operational changes and cuts to its workforce, prompting a debate […]

NYC progressives fear ‘total failure to coalesce’ around mayoral primary challenge

NEW YORK — Mayor Eric Adams has said there’s a “coordinated effort” to keep him from a second term. He’s entirely right. About two dozen progressive organizers, political consultants and nonprofit leaders — united by their desire to defeat the moderate Democratic mayor in 2025 — joined a secretive meeting at a home on Staten […]

Cornel West bid prompts worries from progressives: ‘I just wish he wasn’t doing it’

Progressive lawmakers are voicing concerns over Cornel West’s third-party bid, worried that a figure they respect could cripple President Biden’s prospects in 2024. West launched a Green Party campaign earlier this year to inject more leftism into the election cycle. He’s challenging both the Democratic and Republican establishments, raging against them in equal measure, and […]

Progressives Go Apocalyptic in Transgender Debate

Missouri’s progressives are using apocalyptic claims to denounce the new state regulations that protect children from transgender treatments. Source

‘Fascism, full stop’: Progressives in Congress condemn expulsion of Tennessee Democrats

“Republicans may think they won today in Tennessee, but their fascism is only further radicalizing and awakening an earthquake of young people.” Source

Disagreement Among Progressives Over Whether The Vax Is The Literal Body Of Fauci Or Just Symbolic

U.S. — A dispute regarding the nature of vaccination has arisen among faithful followers of The Science, and of Fauci its prophet. According to sources, some progressives say that the sacrament of vaccination is the literal body of Fauci, while others believe it is only symbolic. Source

Treading water, Biden needs what energizes progressives: vision

Rethugs corrupt politics as war,/ Sucker punching with doom, gloom and gore. Source

Katie Halper loses job at ‘The Hill’ after calling on progressives to dismantle Israeli apartheid

Fired by The Hill TV for a commentary supporting Rashida Tlaib on the apartheid accusation against Israel and calling for Americans to dismantle apartheid, independent journalist Katie Halper has now published that commentary. Halper’s monologue is racking up views (20,000 so far today) and hundreds of supportive comments. The case reflects growing support for Palestinian […]

Progressives Demand Two Migrants for Every U.S. Baby

The U.S. government must end the “venomous nativism” of ordinary patriotic Americans by flooding it with tens of millions of immigrants, according to two immigrants, Indian-born Deepak Bhargava and South Korean-born Rich Stolz. Americans’ “politics of fear and racism” must be drowned by even more poor immigrants, say the two Democratic-aligned progressive activist-authors: Under our […]

Rashida Tlaib attacked by fellow Democrats for saying progressives shouldn’t back Israeli apartheid

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) finds herself under fire from members of her own party yet again. This time it’s over virtual remarks she made during an annual seminar organized by the group Americans for Justice in Palestine Action (AJP Action). “It has become clear that you cannot claim to hold progressive values yet back Israel’s […]

An anti-Semitism expert says that progressives ‘have the right to exclude Zionists’

A leading expert on anti-Semitism has said that university campus groups “have the right to exclude Zionists.” Writing in the Times of Israel, Kenneth Stern argued that, although it may be “hurtful” and counterproductive, the right of progressive groups to exclude advocates of the occupation state must be respected. Stern is the US attorney who […]

Steps left for electing Progressives and defeating Republicans in the midterms

Stopping unhinged Republicans will require that often-deplorable Democrats defeat them.

‘You will see the wrath’ — Progressives warn Biden against cutting down agenda

The situation has alarmed liberal advocates and unnerved Democrats who believe winning the support of parents is key to keeping control of power in Washington. Caregivers already exhausted by the pandemic now face rising prices due to historic inflation, with no relief in sight. Republicans, sensing an opening, are attempting to make fresh inroads on […]

Progressives Must Demand Peace in Ukraine

Is a Russian invasion of Ukraine imminent? At the heart of this avoidable catastrophe is Moscow’s concern over the ever-increasing U.S. military threat on its doorstep. Since the Soviet Union fell, the United States, through its NATO allies, has pushed troops and arms closer to Russia, despite the “not one inch eastward” promise made by U.S. Secretary of […]

House progressives, climate coalition demand end to ‘fossil fuel handouts’

Progressives in the U.S. House of Representatives and a coalition of 140 advocacy groups this week ramped up pressure on Senate Democrats to serve people and the planet, not polluters, with the climate provisions of the Build Back Better Act. The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) statement and coalition’s letter came amid reports that Senate Democrats may delay a vote on […]

Progressives sweep 2021’s municipal elections across Georgia

Georgia’s 2021 municipal runoff elections saw dozens of progressives elected as new mayors, city council members and local officials in a wave that challenges the political narrative that only centrists can win in Southern battleground states, according to several organizers of voter outreach efforts. “Last night proves two things,” said Ray McClendon, the Atlanta NAACP’s […]

Progressives to Biden: If you want to be popular, take on corporate greed

Image Credit: EPA-EFE/DNCC Following Terry McAuliffe’s Tuesday night loss in Virginia’s gubernatorial election and amid the White House’s ongoing failure to enact redistributive legislation due to obstruction from Republicans and right-wing Democrats in Congress, progressives are urging President Joe Biden to fully embrace and use his executive authority to challenge corporate power, which they say […]

McCollum and progressives call on Biden to condemn Israel’s ‘authoritarian and antidemocratic’ repression of Palestinian rights groups

Israel’s declaration of six leading Palestinian human rights and civil society groups as “terrorist” organizations continues to have reverberations in Washington. I’ve introduced a resolution calling on the U.S. House to condemn Israel’s labeling of six Palestinian human rights groups as “terrorist organizations.” We must make it clear that anti-democratic repression of Palestinian civil society […]

House Dems remove Iron Dome funding from spending bill amid pressure from progressives

House Democrats removed funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system from the short-term government spending bill yesterday, in what activists hailed as “an unprecedented moment for Palestinian rights.” The move came in response to pressure from progressive Congress members. NEWS: House Democrats are removing the Iron Dome provision from the CR amid pushback from progressives […]

Ohio House primary ends in defeat for progressives

Former Ohio state Sen Nina Turner was defeated in the House primary for Ohio’s 11th House district by Shontel Brown after a contest that devolved into a proxy fight between the establishment and left wings of the Democratic Party. The outcome was a painful defeat for the faction of the party aligned with Sen Bernie […]

U.S. progressives demand halt to ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Jerusalem as Israel tries to defuse outrage over West Bank outpost

The signs are clear that the United States and Israeli governments are trying to reestablish the “special relationship” between the countries as an intimate partnership with no public differences and squabbles, everything ironed out in private. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin comes to Washington today. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with Secretary of State Tony […]

‘End the occupation’: Progressives say cease-fire far from enough to secure justice for Palestinians

While welcoming the cease-fire agreement that brought about a desperately needed pause to Israel’s 11-day assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, progressive lawmakers and Palestinian rights advocates stressed Thursday that an end to the bombing in itself will neither rebuild the devastated territory nor remedy decades of harm inflicted by the brutal Israeli occupation. Primarily […]

Progressives saved Ed Markey’s career, now they’re demanding the Senator stand up for Palestine

Less than a couple years ago, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey’s political career appeared to be all but over. An August 2019 poll showed that he was down 17 points to Joe Kennedy, a Representative roughly half his age from a political dynasty that had never lost an election in the state. What happened next is […]

Progressives Capitulate To Biden

Progressives Capitulate To Biden There can be no more excuses made for Democratic “progressives,” who steadfastly refuse to fight for what they know to be right. “There is no lesser evil, no one who will save us.” No one is holding Joe Biden’s “feet to the fire” or pushing him left or taking any of […]

Progressives swoon over Ellison role in Chauvin trial

Ellison, a prominent ally of Bernie Sanders during both of the Vermont senator’s presidential bids, has received accolades from both flanks of the Democratic Party for his role in Chauvin’s trial. Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress and a longtime critic of Sanders, tweeted that she is “so grateful” that Ellison was […]

What J Street means for Progressives’ views on Israel – analysis

In February 2020, US Sen. Bernie Sanders – then one of the leading Democratic presidential candidates – tweeted that he would not be attending the upcoming AIPAC conference because “I remain concerned about the platform AIPAC provides for leaders who express bigotry.”Though Sanders never specified which leaders he was referring to, odds were that Prime […]

WATCH: ‘Trump was right, Biden is a Trojan horse for progressives’

As infrastructure week comes to a close, TARA and EUGENE look back at the week’s top news videos, starting with an awkward encounter between TUCKER CARLSON and Rep. MATT GAETZ (R-Fla.) during his first public response to allegations of sex trafficking a minor. They also discuss the likelihood of President JOE BIDEN’S infrastructure bill getting […]

Progressives Push Biden To End ‘Vaccine Apartheid’

Progressives Push Biden To End ‘Vaccine Apartheid’ Above photo: Sanjoy Karmakar/Shutterstock. In an early test of Biden’s trade policy, advocates are calling on the White House to buck Big Pharma. Last Friday, three days before a crucial meeting of the World Trade Organization, progressives in the trade, faith, labor, consumer, and human rights communities sent […]

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