The Political Pragmatic reminds us that it is up to all of us to fight for the progress we believe in.
Workers Memorial Day, the out-of-touch top 1%, rejecting the incorrectly named education “reform” movement, and more in this weekend’s progressive reading list
The NRA vastly overestimates defensive gun uses, detainee torture after 9/11, the low comparative well-being of US children, and more in this weekend’s progressive reading list.
Let’s respond to the Boston Marathon bombing by showing that our system of justice works, rather than cowering in fear and abandoning our values.
Let’s show the world that our criminal justice system works by Mirandizing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charging him as a murderer, and trying him in our federal court system, with all of the usual rights and protections, rather than holding him as an “enemy combatant.”
Representative Keith Ellison (DFL-MN) has proposed a Robin Hood Tax to reduce income inequality. Progressives should support this effort.
Corporations exploit loopholes to avoid paying the actual tax rate. GE has paid nowhere close to the 35% tax rate for almost a decade. via Mother Jones
Why austerity fails, urging caution on Syria, we don’t have to choose between social investments and earned benefits, and more WP comments
The Political Pragmatic highlights Boeing, General Electric, and other corporate welfare queens in the US.
Articles on successful public schools in cities, the GOP’s nullification trap, opposing the Iraq War, and more in this weekend’s progressive reading list