A proactive strategy shifts the debate

Posted on April 7, 2021

Whether your jurisdiction is red, blue or purple, progressives need to go on the offensive. We must make the development of proactive policy a central component of our work. We must drive bold, proactive...


Progressive Values that Persuade

Posted on March 24, 2021

Progressives have a fairly consistent agenda; we know what we stand for. But we don’t always do the best job persuading typical Americans that we’re on their side. That’s because we tend to speak...


The coming battle of extreme versus mainstream

Posted on March 10, 2021

The 2022 Republican primary elections will be a bloodbath. The MAGA crowd is going to massacre not just moderates, but anyone who is unwilling to support Trump’s shameless lies. The resulting Marjorie Taylor Greene...


$15 minimum wage is great politics

Posted on February 24, 2021

Some “moderate” political leaders are shying away from a $15 per hour minimum wage because they have the impression that, politically, it’s a bridge too far. They’re wrong! A $15 minimum wage is popular...


Mainstream America is now substantially progressive

Posted on February 10, 2021

The media likes to say that President Biden is a centrist who is moving left to satisfy his base. That is nonsense. Progressivism has become the center of American politics; polls show that voters...


Right now, what do conservatives stand for?

Posted on January 27, 2021

Establishment conservatives should want to be rid of Donald Trump. It could help them recover conservativism from the Trumpist MAGA movement. Those conservatives should know that Trumpism is dangerous to friend and foe alike,...


Don’t say “partisan” “polarized,” or “Washington”

Posted on January 13, 2021

Recently, the Washington Post’s media critic, Margaret Sullivan, published a column entitled “We must stop calling Trump’s enablers ‘conservative.’ They are the radical right.” Her point is that it’s untruthful to call insurrectionists and...


The Year of Lying Dangerously

Posted on December 30, 2020

According to a new NPR-Ipsos poll: 67 percent of Republicans believe “voter fraud helped Joe Biden win” and only 44 percent of them “accept the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.” 71 percent of...


Profiles in Cowardice

Posted on December 16, 2020

Eighteen of the 26 Republican state Attorneys General and 126 of the 196 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives officially endorsed the Texas lawsuit urging the Supreme Court to disregard the 2020...


In retrospect, 2020 polls were fairly accurate

Posted on December 2, 2020

Many commentators have concluded that the 2020 General Election was a disaster for the polling business. And yes, both public and private polls skewed toward Democrats by a few percent, which was not very...