27 DEC 2016 by ideonexus

 Moderate Progressive Politics

We would, though, like to suggest that in some key areas, the people who are defining themselves as the progressive wing of the Democratic Party — identified with Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) — are embracing principles that are not genuinely progressive. Specifically: They want to enlarge government entitlements and hand out the benefits as broadly as possible — free college, free health care, expanded Social Security — regardless of need or available r...
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16 JUN 2011 by ideonexus

 The Military is Pretty Leftist

The business sector is dazzlingly productive, but it also periodically blows up our financial system. Yet if we seek another model, one that emphasizes universal health care and educational opportunity, one that seeks to curb income inequality, we don’t have to turn to Sweden. Rather, look to the United States military. You see, when our armed forces are not firing missiles, they live by an astonishingly liberal ethos — and it works. The military helped lead the way in racial desegregati...
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It is a completely socialist system, and a highly effective one with very positive results; however, we must remember that it is effective because its members give up liberty to join it.

01 JAN 2010 by ideonexus

 Rachel Maddow on Obama's First Year

Turns out that a lot of the things that have happened in the lest than two years of this administration are the biggest or first or most important in generations. On the occasion of the Wall Street Reform announcement today, Tagan Godard at CQ politics wrote "Not since FDR has a president done so much to transform this country." Even before today's historic Wall Street Reform agreement, President Obama of course did what politicians have been trying to do for more than 60 years, he passed He...
Folksonomies: obama liberal politics
Folksonomies: obama liberal politics
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An inspiring summary of everything Obama has accomplished less than halfway through his first term.