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Watch the 2nd day of Netroots Nation

Want the absolute cutting-edge scoop on what’s happening right now in progressive politics – the environment, labor issues, women’s issues, LGTBQ, and political organizing in general? Several thousand progressive activists, bloggers, politicians, organizers, and average folks are gathering today in San Jose for the 2013 Netroots Nation conference. And you can follow much of it live […]

June 21st

Follow the Netroots Nation conference – live now!

Want the absolute cutting-edge scoop on what’s happening right now in progressive politics – the environment, labor issues, women’s issues, LGTBQ, and political organizing in general? Several thousand progressive activists, bloggers, politicians, organizers, and average folks are gathering today in San Jose for the 2013 Netroots Nation conference. And you can follow much of it […]

June 20th

David Brin: Tis the season… to save the world?

By David Brin You don’t have to be reminded. Forward looking folks know this time of year is when we re-assess our annual donations and find ways to help tilt the scales toward a more favorable tomorrow. But is there an aspect of ultimate self-interest? Consider. What criteria will future generations use, when they decide which people from […]

December 3rd

OWS: Sometimes, change is inconvenient

My heart sinks every time someone I like and/or respect expresses frustration with the Occupy movement due to traffic congestion. It’s not that I don’t understand their frustrations—I know what it is to be stuck and to want to be home. I get that some people have children and other responsibilities—that they really need to be home. But […]

January 4th

Komen Co-opted Like Many Before

Surprised about the recent news from Susan G. Komen for the Cure? I’m not. In the early 1980s fundamentalist Christians who wanted to effect public policy and turn back thirty years of social progress adopted a ‘stealth’ policy of grass roots participation. They joined school boards, the PTA, neighborhood organizations, ran for town council, etc. […]

December 15th