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Map of Progressive Inauguration Activism in on January 20, 2009

In Washington, DC on the Inauguration Day, I’m aware of three progressive activist events that look forward into the administration of Barack Obama. Here they are, laid out on a map:

1. All-Day Progressive Presence in McPherson Square (just north of the White House), with heated tents… important for a day that looks to [...]

Warm Up At Activist Tent for Inauguration Demonstration

These two activist tastes could taste great together. I’ll make my way to the Washington Peace Center’s tents on my way to the corner of 9th and Pennsylvania. [...]

Progressive Party and Green Party of Missouri Long Defunct. What Now, Missouri?

After the elections of 2000 and 2004, progressive activists in the state of Missouri were active in the Missouri Green Party and the Progressive Party of Missouri, organizing liberal alternatives to the conservative Missouri Democratic Party (hello, Claire McCaskill) and the even more conservative Missouri Republican Party (think John Ashcroft). We were happy to recognize [...]

The Senate Democratic Races of 2010

Now is the time for progressive Democrats in the states of Colorado, Indiana, Hawaii, Arkansas and North Dakota to begin to organize challenges to their disappointing incumbents in the Senate. [...]

New RSS Feed of Progressive Activist Events

As we continue to ramp up our I Voted For You, But… project to collect Obama voters’ expressions of personal dissent and progressive activists’ plans for collective protest, we’ve taught ourselves how to write RSS feeds. As a result, we’re able to share with you a new RSS feed of progressive activist events. If you [...]

Progressives Against Obama? Yes, It’s For Real.

Over at Progressives Against Obama, they’re doing the only thing that makes sense: They’re encouraging voters to apply grassroots pressure to educate Barack Obama about what happens when the candidate of “hope” and “change” breaks his promises and delivers progressive candidates right back into the politics of fear. [...]

Democrats Against Barbara Mikulski

Senator Mikulski’s vote for the FISA Amendments Act is a blatant violation of the Oath of Office, and a grave breach of trust. For that reason, progressive Democrats in Maryland are organizing in opposition to Mikulski’s re-election campaign for 2010. [...]

The Twenty-Five Most Hopeful Senators To Call on H.R. 6304, the FISA Amendments Act

One day from now, on Tuesday, July 8, the U.S. Senate is set to vote on final passage of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, also known as H.R. 6304. The bill will remove citizens’ standing to challenge the constitutionality of warrantless wiretapping programs that we know existed and we know were illegal. It will [...]

Obama-Einstein 2008: Just Words

Albert Einstein spoke the same message that Barack Obama speaks today: That we do not need to be restricted to the fears and hatreds of our predecessors. We can overcome it. Germany did not listen to Albert Einstein in 1932. Will America listen to Barack Obama in 2008? [...]

Resolving the Lieberman Contradiction: Party, Ratings and Cosponsorship Overlap between Joseph Lieberman and the Senate, 2007-2008

A Contradiction

“Senator Lieberman is a valued member of the caucus, and he votes with the Democrats a majority of the time,” — Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

“Without a doubt, Lieberman has betrayed the Democrats every time he could get a chance.” — user reason on Alternet.

“One of these [...]

Trekkies Against Torture

Good for these Trekkies. I don’t share their obsession with all things Star Trek, but I respect their interest in applying the best aspects of their personal interests in order to promote the quality of life we enjoy in the real world. [...]