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Wisconsin Progressives Need To Make Up Their Mind

After Mary Burke announced her candidacy for governor in 2013, the pundits and progressives across the blogosphere and social media were heard weeping, whining and gnashing their teeth about the hand picked candidate of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Everyone wanted anyone but the anointed Ms. Burke.

Some of us suggested that those unhappy […]

Interested in building a stronger progressive voice in Milwaukee?

From my email:

Hello friend,

Governor Walker’s recent attacks on public education and environmental conservation in Wisconsin have confirmed what we already know – our state needs a stronger Democratic voice. To be successful in winning elections and moving progressive issues forward, we need to have a well-trained, well-connected network of activists, staff, and […]

How To Get Even For What You’ve IMAGINED The DPW and Mike Tate Did

So you think that Mike Tate and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin are pulling a fast one on you with Mary Burke’s gubernatorial campaign? They aren’t coming up with enough support of your local races? Here’s how you fix it and let me warn you it won’t be easy:

Go to the party meetings. Attend […]

Letter from an Emoprog

Given that the Affordable Care Act ( ACA) saw its grand rollout this week, and given that another contributor to Blogging Blue, Dustin Klein, was inspired this week to post a piece he’d written in August of 2009 about the need for universal health care, and given that yet another Blogging Blue contributor, PJ, saw […]

What’s the Deal with Progressives and Sexism?

Two of my favorite liberal women talked with me about my earlier post: What’s the Deal with Progressives and Agism?

I was so tuned into the issue of agism in progressive politics, partly because I am of the generation of Americans being dissed, that I may have overlooked another issue entirely.

But it was pointed […]

Progressives can win elections, contrary to popular belief

This is worth a read… So the big storyline of the morning is that progressives are losers. Stop the presses. It’s based on this article over the week-end in the Washington Post about the alleged fact that progressives are all losing their primaries to moderates and conservatives. And once again, those of us who are […]

Run For America – it’s time for progressives to start winning back some majorities!

It’s no secret what my political beliefs are – I’m a proud progressive.

Here in Wisconsin, we’ve got a long, proud tradition of progressive politics, and that’s why it’s been so disappointing to see what Republican elected officials are doing to our state. Whether it’s concealed carry and the Castle Doctrine, the weakening of mining […]

Mitt Romney has no soul or core beliefs

While the Mitt Romney of 2011 has gone to great lengths to convince voters that he’s a solid conservative candidate, let’s take a listen to Mitt Romney, circa 2002 as he describes his political ideology.

To say Mitt Romney is an empty suit with no real foundational beliefs would be an understatement. The man […]

Tammy Baldwin gives passionate defense of progressive movement

Speaking at the Nation Institute’s annual dinner, Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin gave a passionate defense of the progressive movement. “It’s not that we’ve forgotten how to create wealth in this country. It’s that we have allowed that wealth to be concentrated in fewer and fewer hands. And as the distance between top and bottom has […]

California Dems to dump progressive caucus for proposing primary challenge to President Obama

This is interesting… On July 30th the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party passed a resolution proposing that a primary challenge be offered to Obama next year. The Progressive Caucus’s certification expired at the same time, and while other caucuses were routinely recertified that day by the state party, the Progressive Caucus (I’m told […]