Tag Archive: progressives

If Progressives Want Lasting Change, They Should Do More Than Protest And Run For Office

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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post, and is republished here with the authors’ permission. By Brakeyshia Samms and Brandon McKoy Ever since last November, we have seen an upsurge in… Continue reading

I Supported Hillary in 2008. Here’s Why I Support Bernie Now

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Richard Phillips is a policy analyst from Maryland. He graduated with a Masters in Public Policy from American University and lives in DC. His goal is to become the real-life Josh Lyman from… Continue reading

Missouri and Kansas Try To Make Poor People’s Choices For Them

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Two new bills that would further regulate the use of welfare benefits gained headlines as the latest examples of paternalism masquerading as policy. Last week, the Kansas legislature passed a bill that would… Continue reading

The Progressive Case Against Occupational Licensing

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Regulation is a common area of discord between libertarians and progressives, largely because they fear countervailing bogeymen. Libertarians see the corrupt hand of the government interfering in private affairs, whereas progressives see rapacious… Continue reading

End Poverty With This One Weird Trick: Why Progressive Millennials Should Embrace the Basic Income

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One of the best episodes of The West Wing is “The Crackpots and These Women,” which introduced “Big Block of Cheese Day” to the American political lexicon. On this day, all of the… Continue reading

Salon continues its obvious mission to discredit libertarians with anecdotal ad hominem

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Salon recently ran this piece, which chronicles a young man’s encounters with “discipauls” — feverishly extreme supporters of Ron Paul.  These fringe examples of people who consider themselves libertarian apparently turned the author… Continue reading

The Roundup!

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It’s been a big week for the blog — over 10,000 visitors! Thanks for reading, and supporting our work. And shout out to new contributor Angie Hoxie! Here’s the Roundup: Jeremy’s Picks: Dueling… Continue reading

Part I: Slouching Towards Washington: The New Millennial Arc

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“Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold” — W.B. Yeats I thought a lot about my reasons for starting this… Continue reading