As a progressive, I believe that there is still fundamental progress to be made in many areas in the United States, including gay rights, religious tolerance, environmental care, worldwide conflict resolution, and so on. As such, most of my writing on this blog and elsewhere tends to focus on what we could do better. I […]
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Sarah (full disclosure: my sister) is participating in an interesting discussion over at An Angry American. The conversation there is I think quite representative of the political conversation as a whole in this country. Sarah wrote several specific, concrete, points about why she’s voting for Obama: the economy, the war in Iraq, abortion, etc. Her […]
Here’s another excellent column by Leonard Pitts, in which he laments the refusal of most people to call themselves “feminist” even when they agree with, and benefit from, the goals of feminism. He compares this phenomenon to a similar one with the word, “liberal,”
“Feminist,” it seems, has ended up in the same syntactical purgatory as […]
Why did I name this blog “ProudProgressive”?
Simply put, I’m proud to be progressive, liberal, left-wing, or whatever you want to call it. I’m proud of the progress that liberals have made in winning rights for women, racial minorities, gays and lesbians, workers, children, religious minorities, and the disabled. I’m proud of the work liberals have […]