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. 

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What a delightful irony it would be if, in the end, this most determinedly divisive of Presidents ended up bringing the people of this country together. Read more

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We are all the poorer for it. Read more



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It is time to insist on this President’s immediate and unceremonial removal from office by all nonviolent means necessary. Read more

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Most Americans are well aware of the Underground Railroad that helped escaped Southern slaves find freedom in the North, but few have heard of the Reverse Underground Railroad that delivered free Northern black Americans into slavery. Read more


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The state legislature and University of Wisconsin Board of Regents are seeking to punish campus free speech disruptions that are not occurring. Read more


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As a “super far left” member of the press, I found common ground defending free speech. But accuracy? Not so much. Read more


The Case Against Free Speech by P.E. Moskowitz


A new book dismisses a right we should fight for and cherish, as ‘totally meaningless.’ Read more

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Centrist Democrats like Joe Biden still aim to gin up mass fear over the prospect of leaving behind predatory insurers and the dizzying array of deductibles, co-pays, exclusions, humiliations, and rationing of care that characterizes our current syst Read more

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Honestly, it’s hard to see how any of the current contenders would not come across looking better in a debate against the Prevaricator-In-Chief. The question will be whether it matters. Read more



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The struggle is always changing, never ending. And ‘The Progressive’ is proudly part of it. Read more


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Forty years ago, the U.S. government declared The Progressive a threat to national security. Read more


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Edward Kimmel

An interview with Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin. Read more


Even an all-Trump-appointed panel is moved to reject the sign-or-be-fired practice. Read more


The Yippies’ co-founder and counterculture provocateur was all about making political activism fun. Read more


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Once again, the author and activist has positioned himself on the cutting edge of history, issuing a dire warning. Read more


“Although the President is free to criticize the press, he cannot use the power and authority of the United States government to punish and stifle it.” Read more


If necessity is the mother of invention, catastrophe is the pathway for fundamental change. Read more