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Ruth Conniff

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A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Ruth joined the magazine as a summer intern working with the late Erwin Knoll and has been part of the team ever since. As Associate Editor for the Progressive, she opened The Progressive's Washington, D.C., office in 1997. She became a regular on TV pundit shows on CNN, Fox News, and PBS. She appears frequently on the Ed Schultz Show on MSNBC. Ruth received an "Editor's Choice" award from Madison Magazine for her coverage of the Wisconsin Uprising in 2011.

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From The Progressive October 1951

We have a lot to learn from activists in Africa and the Middle East where civil societies have managed to recover from hostile takeovers of their democratic governments—and human rights should be an organizing principle of this recovery. more

Feb 24, 2017 10:13 AM Magazine

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Jeff Boyd

A great lawyer and longtime champion of the progressive cause. more

Feb 22, 2017 2:04 PM Dispatches

Channeling Willie Stark, the Southern demagogue in Robert Penn Warren’s classic novel, Trump’s cynicism about elected representatives, the press, and even facts, opens the door for massive corruption. more

Feb 17, 2017 11:41 AM Dispatches

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Edward Kimmel

Progressives take the fight to the right: Elizabeth Warren is off the Senate floor but all over social media, Bernie Sanders takes on Ted Cruz over healthcare, and Mark Pocan leads the Congressional Progressive Caucus. more

Feb 9, 2017 4:24 PM Dispatches

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Elvert Barnes

The contrast between his coddling of corporations and his rebuff to women’s basic rights reveals a big-business bias crushing for actual human beings. more

Feb 1, 2017 1:10 PM Dispatches

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Mary Duschene

Welcome to clearly divided America. It’s pink versus red. Us versus them. The good news is: There seem to be a lot more of us. more

Jan 22, 2017 11:42 AM Dispatches

Obama and Trump

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A thoughtful, optimistic, progressive speech about the better possibilities of American democracy just as the most fearsome elements in our society assert themselves. more

Jan 11, 2017 9:01 PM Dispatches

Outcry from local districts, and concerns raised about her conflicts of interest have helped push back hearings for the Secretary of Education nominee. more

Jan 10, 2017 4:29 PM Dispatches

The danger is not a foreign power, but that under Trump we will be transformed into our own version of Putin’s Russia. more

Jan 4, 2017 3:31 PM Magazine 3 Comments

November 9 was a dark day. But here are a few bright spots emerging in the days since. more

Dec 5, 2016 4:31 PM Magazine

Perhaps this terrible election will mark the beginning of a better, stronger, more focused progressive movement. more

Dec 3, 2016 3:36 PM Magazine 1 Comments

Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has spent a lifetime fighting to siphon public money into private schools. more

Nov 24, 2016 4:33 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

At a Q&A event at UW-Madison the group reminded listeners how quickly repression can happen. more

Nov 18, 2016 6:51 PM Dispatches

If we are to forge a more progressive future, it is essential that we know what we are up against. Power to the people. more

Nov 12, 2016 4:15 PM Magazine

Will we look back at corporate centrism with nostalgia? Or perhaps this terrible election will mark the beginning of a better, stronger, more focused progressive movement. more

Nov 9, 2016 8:06 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

The optimism and energy that drove Bernie Sanders’s primary campaign was not transferable to his Democratic rival. Little wonder. more

Nov 9, 2016 1:17 PM Dispatches 12 Comments

Downballot races and voter initiatives across the country could reshape our schools. more

Nov 8, 2016 2:40 PM Public School Shakedown

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