Hey Joe, Where Ya Goin With that Poll in Your Hand?

You can say what you want about Joe Biden. In fact there is quite a bit to say, mainly because he’s 76 with a half a century in the spotlight of public service. He’s also human. Like all of us he has strengths and weaknesses.

Bernie 2020 - Lemmings Off A Cliff

If you want to know why Bernie isn't going to win in 2020, read on. If you're someone who childishly puts fingers in their ears and says "lalala I can't hear you," then move along.

What's on Your Litmus List

If you insist that the two parties are different then some standards and exclusions have to apply.

Savage Joy Meets Her Mate!

Joy welcomes journalist par excellence Aaron Mate to discuss his take on a variety of issues.

But what can I actually do about election justice?

Cheerleading progressive favorites isn't enough to save the world, and neither is proclaiming that the system is hopelessly corrupt.

The Name 'Progressive' - Its Proponents, Would-Be Usurpers, & Wannabe Exploiters

An examination of the several camps calling themselves "Progressive" in the US today

A Federal Jobs Guarantee is Crucial For Progressive Policies

Having a FJG waiting in the wings for people who are impacted by any of these disruptions in our economy, however well-intended, is crucial.

Savage Joy Interviews Zak Ringelstein, Candidate for US Senate

Joy gets to interview her most requested guest, Zak Ringelstein, a Maine public school teacher running for the U.S. Senate.  Having had the opportunity to see political and corporate leaders through his work in education policy, Zak understands how little the citizens’ interests are represented at the highest levels of power.  This will be the first election with ranked choice voting, which was implemented in Maine through activism and popular support, despite the obstructions of elected state officials.

Savage Joy Interviews Brian Abrahamson

Joy again chats with Brian Abrahamson, an independent candidate for the Minnesota State House, District 22A. Brian ran as a Democrat in the primary, but was yet another victim of suspicious activity, coming in second. This time, Brian is running as an Independent. Not surprisingly, he again had pushback from the established parties, and Brian was shut out of debates with the other candidates.

Verifiable Facts and Hard Decisions Pt. I

In a world of 'fake news', you can still find the truths to build your worldview.

Savage Joy Interviews Maria Estrada, California Assembly Candidate 63rd District

Joy welcomes Maria Estrada, who is running for the California state assembly to represent the 63rd district, currently represented by Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the Assembly.  Maria describes the resistance to her campaign by establishment politicians, who went as far as canceling community events rather than allowing her to make an appearance.  Despite such resistance, Maria gets her energy and drive from her supporters, who are actively spreading the word about her campaign.  

Savage Joy Interviews Tim Canova for Her 1 Year Anniversary

Savage Joy celebrates by interviewing the man who was also her first guest, Tim Canova!

Policy not Party

There's nothing else that matters.

What's Wrong With The Green Party?

The Green Party needs to appeal to the working class if it's to gain any electoral success, but even that might be insufficient to resolve their profound image problems. There might be a better option.

Truth Above Party

Nothing gets done until we all understand macroeconomic reality.

The End of the Duopoly is Nigh

Fooling the masses will not be the key for victory for the Establishment.

Existential Voting Booth - A Slam Poem

A slam poem describing the angst of a Real Progressive

Vote For the Candidates You Want

An explanation of Approval Voting, a better choice to enhance democracy and eliminate strategic voting.

Blind Hatred for Trump is Breaking the Left, not building It

This piece argues that a peace deal is worth supporting and that opponents to the agreement will further isolate the progressive base which is made up of anti-war activists and progressives who want to secure peace at the Korean peninsula. This article matters because if the Left wants to secure victories in upcoming elections, taking note of how this will ffect progressives is imperative. Plus, a future of peace is always an urgent matter. 

We the People; or, What is a Progressive?

Reading it, the intention of the preamble is pretty clear, it is America’s mission statement.  It stands separate from the details of the Constitution and establishes a set of standards for the United States.

How Politics is Making us Drink the Kool-Aid

When the truth threatens our fantasies, we're quick to disassociate, and it enforces the truths we are told. Small misgivings or even misunderstandings are blown up, twisted to prove their side right, while major problems are hidden. When you are already braced for a war to defend an idea, anyone speaking against it will be hushed and painted as a traitor.