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Even Limping Tea Party Caucus Outshines Congressional Progressives on Drones in the USA

Over a month ago, I noted with eyebrows cocked that only one of the nearly 80 listed members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus had bothered to sign one of four bills dedicated to the task of reigning in surveillance of Americans’ private activities by unmanned flying drones. That congressman, Edward Markey, had to his credit […]

Roll Call: Most Democrats Vote AGAINST Progressive Budget Legislation

This was the sort of progressive budget bill that Democratic voters have spent years waiting for, and so, naturally, the majority of House Democrats voted against it. […]

Which of 3 Caucuses (Tea Party, Constitution, Progressive) Most Opposes Indefinite Detention in the USA?

The Tea Party Caucus. The Constitution Caucus. The Progressive Caucus. One of these caucuses voted most strongly against H.R. 1540, the bill introducing Indefinite Detention without charge to American soil. Can you guess which one? Click through to find out. […]

Watch For The Progressive Precinct Project

It looks as if the Progressive Precinct Project is just on the verge of genuine activation, but if enough people join in this movement, it has a shot of actually working. […]

Progressive Independence Proposes Presidential Candidates Not Named Obama

At Progressive Independence, Jeff Roby has moved beyond his negative-themed call for progressives, liberals, socialists and other left-minded Americans to Dump Obama as President in 2012. Adopting a positive perspective, Roby has asked the important question: if Barack Obama is to have a primary challenger within the Democratic Party or a third party challenger in […]

A Progressive Movement To Oust Right Wing Democrats

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is challenging prominent, right-leaning Democrats in Congress such as Bart Stupak, Ben Nelson, and Max Baucus, setting the groundwork for congressional primary challenges in the years to come. […]

Political Networks in the Congressional Progressive Caucus, March 2009

Yesterday, we considered the progressive record of the Congressional Progressive Caucus so far this year on a substantive basis, both in reference to an index of opportunities for progressive action in the House of Representatives of the 111th Congress and in comparison to a new Populist Caucus that is working on an economic subset of […]

Congress' Progressive Caucus Characterized by Varying Lassitude

Although the Congressional Progressive Caucus has developed a reputation as a take-no-prisoners group in the House of Representatives, organized and relentless in its pursuit of radical legislation, the reputation doesn’t match reality. A look at the record of the Progressive Caucus shows wide variation among members in the level of support for both particular bills […]

Vermont Loses Progressive Independent Voices

The Vermont Green Party, the Liberty Union Party and the Grassroots Party have all withered to such an extent that they can’t even keep their web sites running any more. […]

Moving Opposition

When the champion of progress turns out to be its enemy, there’s no one left on the big stage to stand for us and tell us where to go. […]

Progressive Caucus Takin' It Easy

It’s little wonder that the rightward side of the Democratic Party has exerted such influence over President-Elect Obama, when the Progressives in Congress seem too nervous to even offer a little dinner table conversation. […]