Bill Lueders


Lukas Keapproth

Bill Lueders is editor of The Progressive. He is author of An Enemy of the State, the biography of the late editor of The Progressive, Erwin Knoll. Lueders was news editor at Isthmus, Madison’s alternative weekly, for twenty-five years, and won dozens of state and national awards. In 2011 he moved to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, where he became one of Wisconsin’s leading investigative reporters. He joined the staff of the The Progressive in 2015 and was named editor in September 2018. 

A list of the most recent egregiousities from the Trump dumpster fire. Read more


It’s undeniable: Trump represents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States. Read more


An Interview with Ibram X. Kendi Read more


To say that Donald Trump is a racist is to state the obvious but miss the point. Read more


Race has played a heavy hand in the fates of soldiers facing death sentences in the U.S. military. Read more

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Claire VanValkenburg

Just before sunrise on Wednesday, a Republican-controlled senate approved bills to restrict early voting and curb the powers of the incoming governor and attorney general. Read more



Gage Skidmore

There’s absolutely no reason the network can’t both report on Trump’s daily blunders and also vigorously defend itself when he seeks to punish one of its reporters for doing his job. Read more


Undoing the harm that Donald Trump has done will require continual struggle, involving much more profound commitments than just making it to the polls. Read more


In “An Uncivil War,” Greg Sargent looks at the threats to democracy in the era of Trump. Read more


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Kerstin Diehn

One of the few guardrails keeping Donald Trump and crew from careening into pure chaos has been that often-overlooked third branch of government: the courts. Read more


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Alisdare Hickson

We need to be creative in finding ways to express displeasure toward the President, the only real check on his cruelty. Read more



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James Clapper, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under George H. W. Bush and Director of National Intelligence under President Barack Obama speaks out against the current President. Read more


If Trump’s nose had grown a quarter-inch with each lie, it would now be sixty-eight feet long. Read more


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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

But it’s fully in keeping with Trump’s stance toward immigrants. Read more