Tag: Progressive

What the Media and Team Clinton Fail to Understand About Sanders’ “Some Days” Critique of Clinton’s Progressive Credentials. Why One Reporter’s Tweet Bolsters His Point. And Why That Explains Sanders’ Rise.

The media and Team Clinton completely miss the main thrust of Bernie Sanders’ sharp critique of her progressive bona fides. And why one tweet from a CNN reporter gets to the heart of the matter.So much has been made about the latest kerfuffle regarding Sen. Bernie Sanders’ criticism against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…

Justin Trudeau’s Victory in Canada and Its Lesson for Center-Left Parties Worldwide: Win By Going Progressive, Keynesian Bold and Ditching Third Way’s Austere Fiscal Conservatism

Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau’s seismic landslide victory over Stephen Harper and the Conservatives this past Monday offers a critical lesson for center-left parties around the world: it’s time to finally bury, once and for all, the timidity of austere neoliberal third way economics and embrace bold, progressive (and pro-growth) Keynesianism. For much of their…

Clinton and Sanders: Two Theories of Change—And Why Both Will Be Critical for Post-Obama Liberalism in an Era of Conservative Hyper-Obstruction

The contrasting theories of change offered by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will be crucial for the furtherance of post-Obama liberalism and effective progressive governance in an age of nihilistic hyper-obstructionism by the GOP. If there’s one big takeaway from the Democratic debate last week is that the two leading candidates to be the party’s…

The Transatlantic Left Moment: The Rise of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn, and the Unraveling of the Washington-Westminster Neoliberal Center

The rise of Bernie Sanders in the U.S. and Jeremy Corbyn in the U.K. highlights the unraveling of the Washington-Westminster neoliberal center and the movement ascendency of a mobilized progressive left alternative. One of the most remarkable transatlantic political developments this year has been the surprising rise of two unabashedly left-wing insurgent—initially longshot—campaigns that have…