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Progressive Values 101

It is an exaggeration to say that today’s progressives don’t have a philosophy. Progressives have a fairly consistent agenda–we know what we stand for. The problem is, we don’t have an effective framework to communicate our philosophy to persuadable voters. Because a crucial election looms before us, progressive thinkers are rightfully focusing on this problem.

 

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How to Create a Campaign Theme and Deliver It

Candidates and activists tend to think of local election campaigns as if they were small versions of presidential or statewide efforts. But that’s not the case. A local campaign is fundamentally about two things: name recognition and a perception of which candidate is “on my side.”

 

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Victory Comes from the States and Localities

When President Obama presented his State of the Union Address, progressives applauded on the outside but grumbled on the inside. Lipstick on a pig notwithstanding, our federal government is hopeless. Last year we saw a do-less-than-nothing Congress, and it’s not going to change anytime soon. The President will continue to cajole, congressional right-wingers will continue to obstruct, and almost nothing positive will happen in Washington.

 

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