Jud Lounsbury


Jud Lounsbury is a political writer based in Madison, Wisconsin and a frequent contributor to The Progressive. He also blogs at and you can find him on Twitter @judlounsbury. 


Tom Arthur

It’s a strategy that almost worked in 2018, brought back just in time for 2020. Read more


The buzz inside the Beltway is that “centrist” Democrats are desperate to pass the USMCA to signal they are getting things done. Read more


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Gage Skidmore

The Wisconsin Senator was not only aware of the extortion, but actively participated in it. Read more

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Ollie Atkins

It’s not really fair to Nixon to even make the comparison. Read more


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Voters are still kicking tires and are far from deciding what they want to drive off the lot. Read more


The question is no longer whether it's a good idea. It’s about whether the members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike, will follow their oath of office to defend the Constitution. Read more


A side-stepped apology from Biden, two gimmick-meisters, and seven remaining candidates who gave solid performances. Read more


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KCAU video

Thankfully, this Iowan Congressman isn’t into creative anachronism. Read more

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In a show of progressive promise versus the status quo, it was Warren/Sanders versus the Four Horsemen of the Pale, Stale, and Male. Read more

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12 Angry Men


Trump has dived deep into the septic tank before. But, folks, this is truly a new low. Read more

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If rape isn’t a “high crime and misdemeanor,” what is? Read more

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Ryan Schmitz

All the blood lost has been for a “marginally” different trade deal that probably won’t get passed anyway. Read more


As we learned from Al Capone, just because the government is unable to charge you with being a mobster, doesn’t mean you’re not a mobster. Read more


Behind the stats about incarceration rates, lies a basic structure of law that accommodates white people. What better place to host the 2020 Dem convention? Read more

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Lorie Shaull

If you haven’t listened to Ilhan Omar’s full speech, here’s what you need to know. Read more

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Hiding behind the goal of a “balanced budget,” is a movement about using constitutional change to destroy the power of the federal government. Read more

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Declaring a national emergency is just the latest move by the “maximalist” President. Here we share a comparison of the Trump and Obama presidencies . . . by Donald J. Trump. Read more

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In 2012, Kleefisch claimed that the “war on women” was fake, and a distraction from the “real war.” Read more

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Fibonacci Blue

Trump’s political survival in the short term and in 2020 is dependent in keeping his base foaming at the mouth. Read more