Posts Tagged 'Congressional Progressive Caucus'

KATHLEEN GEIER – If Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are “Progressive,” Then the Word Has Lost All Meaning

What’s a progressive, anyway?

The term has a long and unruly history, which I’ll be getting to. But the common-sense meaning of “progressive” is someone who is pretty darn liberal. In fact, you might even say that it signifies politics that are distinctly to the left of liberal. That, at least, has been the contemporary connotation of the word for as long as I’ve been following politics. Increasingly these days, the term is being dumbed down into utter meaninglessness.

Take, for instance, ...

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Prosperity Not Austerity: New Progressive Budget ‘Prioritizes Well-Being of People and Planet’

The Congressional Progressive Caucus unveiled on Thursday what it calls “a down payment on a brighter future for all Americans”—a progressive budget for 2017 that offers a blueprint for tacking systemic injustices while creating over 3.5 million jobs.

The Caucus, headed by co-chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), entitled the document The People’s Budget: Prosperity Not Austerity; Invest in America.

It “reverses harmful austerity cuts and fixes a system that for far too ...

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