The Progressive Magazine: August 2012
Volume 76, Number 8
In This Issue
Comment Austerity Politics
On the Line
Ruth Conniff wonders why so many working people voted for Scott Walker.
We urgently need to find alternatives to corporate rule.
Aging and redistricting are taking their toll on this embodiment of black politics.
Surveying Happiness Laura Musikanski and John de Graaf
A new measure of social well-being is catching on globally.
Night Watch Darryl Holliday and E. N. Rodriguez
Nuns defy the law to help undocumented immigrants.
1st Person Singular
The NYPD’s File on Me Jordan Flaherty
New York’s finest came all the way to New Orleans to violate my rights
“Things are getting much better” on cable TV, says the progressive talk show host.
Kate Clinton roots for nuns.
Dave Zirin testifies about a landmark NFL lawsuit.
Poem Matthew Murrey
Books Jordan Michael Smith reviews Fire in the Ashes, by Jonathan Kozol.
Jim Hightower says move your money out of the bankers’ vaults.
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