Tagged: US progressives

President Obama Walks a Re-election Tightrope

President Obama Walks a Re-election Tightrope

I suppose it was naive of me to believe that Barack Obama would – make that could – keep his promise of Hope and Change. But I wanted so much for it to be...

TV Manages the News by Ignoring Protests

TV Manages the News by Ignoring Protests

If you watched the television stations that I watched this past weekend, you might think that nothing in the world was happening except in Japan. That’s all CNN covered, and the networks were almost...

“Progressives” Have to Keep the Faith in Trying Times

“Progressives” Have to Keep the Faith in Trying Times

Americans all have labels now. And they seem to be accepting their labels without protest – even with enthusiasm. I was driving behind an old pickup truck a few days ago and noticed a...

Don’t Expect me to Pat You on the Back, Mr. President

Don’t Expect me to Pat You on the Back, Mr. President

I suppose that outsiders like me automatically assume that black Americans are liberal, that they seek change, justice, reform and all that good stuff. I know that’s how I would be if I were...

There’s No Joy in Mudville for us “Progressives,” But…

There’s No Joy in Mudville for us “Progressives,” But…

I guess you could call me a “progressive.” I consider myself open to new ideas, willing to try and improve the way things are done, always hoping that things will get better. But in...

It’s Time for a Real Progressive Party in America

It’s Time for a Real Progressive Party in America

There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such...