Progressive Editor Ruth Conniff Talks About Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman Running for Congress
By Deepa Kumar on Apr 11, 2014
A federal judge made a serious error recently in throwing out an important case about whether the U.S. government can kill U.S. citizens abroad without due process.
Three U.S. citizens (Anwar al-Awlaki, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, and Samir Khan) were executed in U.S. drone strikes in Yemen in 2011. Their families brought a lawsuit to obtain justice.
The government’s case against Anwar al-Awlaki was that he posed an “imminent threat” to the United States, and that it was impossible to capture him, so extrajudicial assassination was necessary.
By Ruth Conniff on Apr 11, 2014
Parents whose children attend the public schools in Wisconsin have been getting a barrage of phone calls lately offering "free tuition to send your child to a private or religious school."
By Dave Saldana on Apr 11, 2014
By Ed Morales on Apr 11, 2014
The Fort Hood tragedy shows that the Army has not done enough to deal with the scourge of mental illness.
By Amitabh Pal on Apr 10, 2014
In spite of all that he was subjected to, Mansour Osanlou hasn’t given up hope.
By Brian Gilmore on Apr 9, 2014
It was 75 years ago that Marian Anderson gave her famous outdoor performance at the Lincoln Memorial. The concert, known today as the “Freedom Concert,” occurred on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939.
It was a moment of great symbolic importance for racial progress in the United States.
By Ed Rampell on Apr 8, 2014
The Republic Strikes Back Against the Empire
Australian filmmaker Nicholas Wrathall’s documentary “Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia” perfectly captures the essence of its outrageous, courageous title character.
By Amitabh Pal on Apr 7, 2014
Dean Baker is one of the smartest and most prophetic economists in the country. Here's why he thinks the trade deficit is the real deficit to address...
By Matt Haney on Apr 8, 2014
When African American or Latino students go to a school where they are more likely to get suspended than tutored, it affects their opportunities.
By Brendan Fischer on Apr 6, 2014
Thanks to five Republican appointees to the U.S. Supreme Court, a handful of billionaires and millionaires can now dole-out up to $3.6 million among candidates and committees per election cycle. The vast majority of Americans could not ever have maxed out in political giving under the cap of $132,000 per cycle that the Court struck down.
By Suman Raghunathan on Apr 6, 2014
Dr. Vivek Murthy, the Surgeon General nominee, is being blocked by the NRA for supporting common sense gun safety rules.
By The Progressive on Apr 14, 2014
“Together, we will have a greater reach, a bigger impact, and a sturdier financial base,” said Ruth Conniff, the editor-in-chief of The Progressive.
By Amitabh Pal on Apr 8, 2014
The less-privileged nations are being left on their own to sink—literally.
By Randy Jurado Ertll on Apr 7, 2014
The last week of March is a time of remembrance for Latinos. We celebrate Cesar Chavez’s birthday, and we honor the memory of Archbishop Oscar Romero.
Chavez was born on March 31, 1927, in Yuma, Arizona. His parents and siblings worked the fields in California, as he did. He served in the U.S. Navy for two years and then returned to the fields.
By David A. Love on Apr 7, 2014
America needs to break the cycle of violence now. The New Hampshire vote is a step in the right direction.