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The Debt Deal: Democrats

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Programs the government offers are amazing and tend to do amazing things. The government offers money to military veterans to do all kinds of things: go to college, seek mental health counseling and even provide for their basic needs. The Federal Government is also responsible for our National Parks system, maintaining our country’s national treasures […]

The Debt Deal: Republicans

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Today PoliticalProgressives begins its week-long series examining the debt crisis and the eventual deal that was struck. We’re going to take a look at it five different ways: first from the Republicans, then from the Democrats, Wednesday we’ll look at how Obama fared, Thursday we’ll do the same for America, and Friday we’ll cover Ron […]

Why Ron Paul Isn’t the Savior You Think He Is

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

One of the knocks against the progressive movement (and there are many of them) is that it’s full of people with half-brained, crazy ideas that would never actually work in the real world of politics. Some people see progressives as visionaries that are out of touch with reality; that while their ideas may be good […]

The Republican Race For President: Post-Iowa Edition

Friday, August 19th, 2011

When we first saw the results of the Ames straw poll in Iowa, we probably had the same reaction you did – and yes, it did involve heads shaking, jaws dropping, and a massive headache. Michelle Bachmann? Really, Iowa? That’s who you think is best suited to take the reins of our great nation right […]

PoliticalProgressives’ Triumphant Return (But Politics is Still Messy)

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been far too long since we’ve said this, but welcome back to PoliticalProgressives! The demands of our author’s summer camp are over and he has successfully studied for and passed his GRE exam. It’s hard to imagine that those two things are all that have kept us away from blogging these […]

Why the Republican Party Has Lost Its Mind: Dirty Tricks

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Anyone even remotely familiar with politics should know that one man’s (or one party’s) dirty tricks is another’s idea of resourcefulness and thinking outside the box. We wouldn’t even think of arguing that Democrats aren’t guilty of this too, though. Take a look at the current debt talks for an excellent example: Democrats keep talking […]

Why the Republican Party Has Lost Its Mind: Moral Superiority

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

The Republican fascination with appealing to morals is nothing new. The party was founded in the 1850’s opposed to slavery, alcoholism and polygamy, among other things. Churches were used extensively by the party in its infancy to get the word out about the newly-formed political organization, and used churches as a social networking site (because […]

Why the Republican Party Has Lost Its Mind: The Preview

Friday, July 8th, 2011

It would probably shock most of you to know that our writer grew up a staunch Republican. His household all voted Republican – especially his mother, who associated Democrats with baby-killing (abortion) and that’s about it. Growing up, he supported the Republican party and even did some campaign work for them. In the first election […]

Happy Birthday, Constitutional Democracy!

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

The Fourth of July is an interesting day when you really think about it. Americans like to celebrate it by eating a lot of food and blowing up stuff. The amount of money that Americans spend on this holiday is only surpassed by Christmas. It’s kind of ironic that Americans choose to embrace capitalism and […]

Bachmann Gets Her Hand Caught in the Cookie Jar

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Our schedule for Political Progressives is still a little fluid. Our writer is working a new summer camp – so even though his 17-hour days are now over, he’s still working a 6-week camp for high school students. So if we miss a day here and there, we apologize – and we will make up […]

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