Lately, there have been a lot of calls for a progressive infrastructure similar to the one the conservatives have built over the past 40 years, only with progressive values, of course. We could have our own foundations and think tanks with lots of money, coordinated talking heads, intellectuals doing policy research and development, and training programs for young progressives. It’s a long-term view. Commonweal Institute is trying to do just that, and they have lots of interesting reading. I particularly liked the Progressive Infrastructure Information Page, and the NY Times Magazine article “Wiring the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy” found there. Kinda gives one hope.