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A Landmark Concert 75 Years Ago
By Brian Gilmore, Apr 9, 2014

It was 75 years ago that Marian Anderson gave her famous outdoor performance at the Lincoln Memor

Missouri Landfill Owner’s Smelly Amendment
By Fred McKissack, Apr 9, 2014

Missouri Landfill Owner’s Smelly Amendment

By Fred McKissack

"Gore Vidal: the United States of Amnesia" Film Review
By Ed Rampell, Apr 8, 2014

The Republic Strikes Back Against the Empire

Dean Baker's Advice on Boosting the Economy
By Amitabh Pal, Apr 7, 2014

Dean Baker is one of the smartest and most prophetic economists in the country. Here's why he thinks the trade deficit is the real deficit to address...

The Progressive and the Center for Media and Democracy Are Merging

“Together, we will have a greater reach, a bigger impact, and a sturdier financial base,” said Ruth Conniff, the editor-in-chief of The Progressive.

By The Progressive, April 2, 2014
Judicial Ruling Disastrous for Americans

A federal judge made a serious error recently in throwing out an important case about whether the U.S. government can kill U.S. citizens abroad without due process.

By Deepa Kumar, April 11, 2014
The Sharks Are Circling Our Public Schools

Parents whose children attend the public schools in Wisconsin have been getting a barrage of phone calls lately offering "free tuition to send your child to a private or religious school."

By Ruth Conniff, April 11, 2014
Colbert Winning Letterman's Spot Is America's Loss

When news leaked that Stephen Colbert would replace the retiring David Letterman as host of CBS's "The Late Show," I was not thrilled.

By Dave Saldana, April 11, 2014
Lessons of Fort Hood Shooting

The Fort Hood tragedy shows that the Army has not done enough to deal with the scourge of mental illness.

By Ed Morales, April 11, 2014

Progressive Editor Ruth Conniff Talks About Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman Running for Congress


Revelations from Governor Scott Walker's John Doe Files

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Judicial Ruling Disastrous for Americans
By Deepa Kumar, Apr 11, 2014

A federal judge made a serious error recently in throwing out an important case about whether the

The Sharks Are Circling Our Public Schools
By Ruth Conniff, Apr 11, 2014

Parents whose children attend the public schools in Wisconsin have been getting a barrage of phone calls lately offering "free tuition to send your child to a private or religious school."

Lessons of Fort Hood Shooting
By Ed Morales, Apr 11, 2014

The Fort Hood tragedy shows that the Army has not done enough to deal with the scourge of mental illness.

A Landmark Concert 75 Years Ago
By Brian Gilmore, Apr 9, 2014

It was 75 years ago that Marian Anderson gave her famous outdoor performance at the Lincoln Memor

“Together, we will have a greater reach, a bigger impact, and a sturdier financial base,” said Ruth Conniff, the editor-in-chief of The Progressive.

A federal judge made a serious error recently in throwing out an important case about whether the U.S. government can kill U.S. citizens abroad without due process.

Three U.S. citizens (Anwar al-Awlaki, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, and Samir Khan) were executed in U.S. drone strikes in Yemen in 2011. Their families brought a lawsuit to obtain justice.

The government’s case against Anwar al-Awlaki was that he posed an “imminent threat” to the United States, and that it was impossible to capture him, so extrajudicial assassination was necessary.

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Parents whose children attend the public schools in Wisconsin have been getting a barrage of phone calls lately offering "free tuition to send your child to a private or religious school."

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The Fort Hood tragedy shows that the Army has not done enough to deal with the scourge of mental illness.

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In spite of all that he was subjected to, Mansour Osanlou hasn’t given up hope.

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It was 75 years ago that Marian Anderson gave her famous outdoor performance at the Lincoln Memorial. The concert, known today as the “Freedom Concert,” occurred on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939.

It was a moment of great symbolic importance for racial progress in the United States.

The Republic Strikes Back Against the Empire

Australian filmmaker Nicholas Wrathall’s documentary “Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia” perfectly captures the essence of its outrageous, courageous title character.

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Dean Baker is one of the smartest and most prophetic economists in the country. Here's why he thinks the trade deficit is the real deficit to address...

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When African American or Latino students go to a school where they are more likely to get suspended than tutored, it affects their opportunities.

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Thanks to five Republican appointees to the U.S. Supreme Court, a handful of billionaires and millionaires can now dole-out up to $3.6 million among candidates and committees per election cycle. The vast majority of Americans could not ever have maxed out in political giving under the cap of $132,000 per cycle that the Court struck down.

Dr. Vivek Murthy, the Surgeon General nominee, is being blocked by the NRA for supporting common sense gun safety rules.

The last week of March is a time of remembrance for Latinos. We celebrate Cesar Chavez’s birthday, and we honor the memory of Archbishop Oscar Romero.

Chavez was born on March 31, 1927, in Yuma, Arizona. His parents and siblings worked the fields in California, as he did. He served in the U.S. Navy for two years and then returned to the fields.

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