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It’s Not Helpful to Tell Indiana Residents to ‘Just Move to a Blue State’

There’s certainly a lot to be unhappy with Indiana’s government right now. But the way progressives are reacting displays how comfortable people in blue states are with making counterproductive, harmful assumptions about more conservative regions.

There’s certainly a lot to be unhappy with Indiana’s government right now. But the way progressives are reacting displays how comfortable people in blue states are with making counterproductive, harmful assumptions about more conservative regions.

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Navigating a ‘Crooked Room': Reflections From Black Women on Their Experiences in Progressive Spaces

Pittsburgh organizer Julia Johnson and Jasmine Burnett (right)

Black women do not expect much from those whose inhumane social, political, and economic interests challenge our human rights, but we do expect respect, support, and trust from our progressive allies, who supposedly are on our side.

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‘Forward Together, Not One Step Back': Moral March Brings Out Tens of Thousands of Progressives

North Carolina NAACP President William Barber delivering the keynote speech at Saturday's Moral March.

The crowd, and the speakers, reflected a commitment to environmental and economic justice, to labor rights and immigrants’ rights, to public education. One hand-made sign summed up the spirit of the march: “I stand with so many groups here, I couldn’t pick just one.”

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Why a Soccer Momma for Obama Hung Up Her Cleats

I was a soccer mama for Obama. But sometime this year, I hung up my cleats.  And because I am pretty ordinary, I think losing me is a big problem for the Democrats. I’ll vote on Tuesday, but I haven’t recruited for the playoffs.

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A Progressive’s Defense of Elena Kagan

Some progressives have denounced the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court as an affront to Stevens’ legacy and further proof the President has abandoned his base.  But she is an excellent choice.

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Dear Progressive Allies in Health Care Reform: Where Were You on the Stupak Amendment?

Dear progressive allies, I know abortion has been made controversial and politics is a giant game. But we can win if we stick together. So where are you on the Stupak Amendment?

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What Is the Message From This Election? Ultraconservatives Are Emboldened

Only time will tell how this this week’s election and phase of ultra-conservatism among Republicans will play out. What do you predict–and how should pro-choice, pro-reproductive justice advocates respond? Let us know.

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