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Open Left:: What's Wrong WIth The Democratic Party, Part #74,397
This gets it exactly right. The corporate wing of the party is permanently at war with the party's activist base. Permanently. One might have hoped that Obama would have brought about some sort of truce. After all, it would have been the smart, prudent, pragmatic thing to do.

No dice.
democrats  progressivism  history  party  politics  liberal  corporatism  intraparty  conflict 
august 2009 by tsuomela
"Open Left is a project aimed at renewing the thinking and ideas of the political Left. We seek an open conversation across the Left about the kind of society we want and how we can best bring it about." - by Demos in London.
leftism  liberal  politics  progressivism 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Three Polar Politics In Post-Petroleum America | Corrente
The present break down of political forces follows three different views of this thesis. The first view is that the land casino merely needs to be allowed to run. This is the "Confederate" wing of American politics. The second view is that the land casino can continue longer, but only if carefully managed, this is the "Moderate" view. The third view is that it requires careful management to transition away from the land casino, or the "Progressive" view.
american  politics  polarization  progressivism  resources  oil 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Open Left:: Why is the Democratic Party Elitist?
The difference between then and now is that we don't have any third parties any more. The two parties have professionalized and are no longer dependent on graft in the strict sense of the word, but the party pros are still non-ideological mercenaries chasing after the dollar.
political-science  politics  history  populism  progressivism  1h20c  america 
april 2009 by tsuomela
Hullabaloo - Trading Eights With Digby
On the main point, I totally agree. We really need to hear leftwing voices in the mainstream media. Where we may disagree is, to some extent, on a labeling or definition refinement... liberals are not leftists.
leftism  politics  socialism  liberal  definition  progressivism 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Open Left:: "Dangerous"
David Sirota responds to Nate Silver post on rational v. radical progressives
politics  progressive  progressivism  rhetoric  boundary-policing  rational  radical 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Open Left:: Progressive Confusion
response to Nate Silver article on rational v. radical progressives
politics  progressivism  definition  boundary-policing  radical  rational  progressive 
february 2009 by tsuomela

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