IdeaLog

Why does the media repeat lies?

Posted on October 9, 2019

In 1997, legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee gave a speech about truth and lies in politics. He explained that newspapers “don’t tell the truth” when they (a) don’t know the truth, (b) quote someone who is...

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Only progressive values can defeat conservative arguments

Posted on September 25, 2019

Most Americans are progressive on most issues. By margins of at least two to one, our fellow citizens: believe corporations and upper-income people are paying too little in federal taxes; oppose repealing the federal...

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Progressive values negate our negatives

Posted on September 11, 2019

Liberals, lefties, environmentalists, unionists, consumer advocates—all progressive types—suffer from negative stereotypes. Some of these stereotypes were invented by the right-wing messaging machine, and others are self-inflicted. By using progressive values, we address and reverse...

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PLI Bulletin

Climate Solutions, Ransomware Attacks, Media Lies and More

Posted on October 10, 2019

Safe Schools Act: The Safe Schools Act, which could be enacted by states, counties, localities or school boards, would deter harassment, intimidation and bullying in K-12 schools by creating laying down clear educational policies....

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White Supremacy, American Democracy, Repro Rights and More

Posted on September 25, 2019

Resolution Condemning White Supremacy: Just two days ago, the city of Boise, Idaho unanimously adopted a Resolution Condemning White Supremacy and denouncing bias and hate in all of its forms. If Boise can do...

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Digital Disinformation, Affordable Universities, Progressive Values and More

Posted on September 11, 2019

Access to Public Services for Non-English Speakers Act: The Access to Public Services for Non-English Speakers Act would require a city, county or state to take reasonable steps to make translations available so that...

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In the News

USA Today features our Playbook for Abortion Rights

Posted on June 20, 2019

Progressives Borrow Strategy… In the raging legislative battle over women’s reproductive rights, progressive groups have turned to a tactic that for years has helped spread anti-abortion measures – model legislation… In many ways, the...

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Anti-abortion website features PLI

Posted on March 21, 2019

The anti-abortion “news” website LibertyNation published a column attacking legislation in Maine that would allow duly-qualified advanced practice clinicians (APCs) to perform certain abortions, as allowed in other states. The column continues as follows:...

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PLI legislation in Handbook for a Post-Roe America

Posted on February 6, 2019

Handbook for a Post-Roe America by Robin Marty (2019, Seven Stories Press) Page 44 In 2016, the Public Leadership Institute released a number of proactive model reproductive rights and health bills for state use,...

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