Seven questions answered on progressive strategy for 2018

Posted on January 31, 2018

Policy Director Bernie Horn was asked seven questions by The Campaign Workshop: What are the key issues that progressive lawmakers should be pushing in 2018, and how do you determine which legislation to urge...

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You are the vanguard of the progressive movement

Posted on January 17, 2018

As we begin this crucial year, one that may determine the direction of American politics for decades to come, let us explain what we intend as the role played by the Public Leadership Institute....

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Ten model bills for cities and counties

Posted on January 3, 2018

Most of the PLI model bills featured in the 2018 edition of the Progressive Agenda work at both the state and local levels. But there are some areas of law that are particularly suited...

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Ten modest model bills

Posted on December 20, 2017

Every lawmaker works on a wide variety of bills and at least some of them should be the kind that may draw bipartisan support. Here are ten such policy models from our brand-new 2018...

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Ten extremely popular bills for 2018

Posted on December 6, 2017

Progressives should decide where they stand on issues based on values, not on polls. At the same time, we can’t fight all our battles at once and it is smart politics to lift up...

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Giving thanks for Bannon’s exit

Posted on November 22, 2017

As you count your blessings at the Thanksgiving table, be thankful that Steve Bannon no longer works at the White House. He’s the guy who said: “I’m a Leninist. Lenin wanted to destroy the...

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What happens in Vegas

Posted on November 8, 2017

Authorities and interest groups have put on a master class demonstrating how to bamboozle the media and whitewash unpleasant facts in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting. As all of you know,...

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Framing the 2018 election season

Posted on October 25, 2017

As James Carville explained 25 years ago, elections are decided by the way they are framed. In choosing a candidate, a persuadable voter is answering a question and a skilled campaign influences what question...

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Reimpose a federal ban on assault weapons

Posted on October 11, 2017

The mass murderer in Las Vegas (58 killed, nearly 500 hurt) reportedly had 23 guns in that hotel room. At least 12 were assault weapons equipped with “bump-fire” stocks which allowed those weapons to...

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Lies the Media Told You

Posted on September 28, 2017

We’ve just survived the umpteenth attempt by conservatives to take health coverage away from tens of millions of Americans while both increasing costs and decreasing the quality of coverage for the rest of us....

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