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Progressive the 1700s way: not a bad thing

Progressive the 1700s way: not a bad thing

It’s a lot like obscenity: “progressive” is a word shunned by people up and down the political spectrum. Its actual definition is open to interpretation, yet everyone thinks they know it when they see it. This free-for-all is one reason we identify as progressive at...

9/11 anniversary demands a return to perspective

9/11 anniversary demands a return to perspective

We’ve already been down the path of pushing it to the limit, as we’re newly reminded with the 20th anniversary of 9/11. We can’t keep going down this path of relentless escalation and “shock and awe,” liberal-style. We have to stop the macro-ization of every micro-aggression.

Community Briefs for Monday, March 1, 2021

Community Briefs for Monday, March 1, 2021

Catch up on news items about progressive and intersectional groups, businesses and people throughout Iowa and Illinois: Thurgood Brooks is a native Rock Islander challenging fellow native and four-year incumbent Mike Thoms for mayor April 6. Read and watch WQAD's...

Groups ramp up, seek help, to fight Iowa’s anti-LGBTQ bills

Groups ramp up, seek help, to fight Iowa’s anti-LGBTQ bills

DES MOINES -- If you'd like to join the fight against a rash of anti-LGBTQ bills proposed by Republican state legislators this year, two of Iowa's leading civil rights groups are providing three chances to get involved within the next week. "Moral Mondays Iowa: The...

Iowa, Florida still seized by Trumpism, Republican culture wars

Iowa, Florida still seized by Trumpism, Republican culture wars

Iowa and Florida both went strongly Trump in the 2020 election. Both are led by governors who mimicked many Trump policies. Both have state Houses and Senates in Republican control. Both resisted mask mandates and have led the country in COVID-19 transmission rates....

Progressive the 1700s way: not a bad thing

Progressive the 1700s way: not a bad thing

It’s a lot like obscenity: “progressive” is a word shunned by people up and down the political spectrum. Its actual definition is open to interpretation, yet everyone thinks they know it when they see it. This free-for-all is one reason we identify as progressive at...

9/11 anniversary demands a return to perspective

9/11 anniversary demands a return to perspective

We’ve already been down the path of pushing it to the limit, as we’re newly reminded with the 20th anniversary of 9/11. We can’t keep going down this path of relentless escalation and “shock and awe,” liberal-style. We have to stop the macro-ization of every micro-aggression.

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