Neighbors Without Homes - Part Two

In Part One of Neighbors Without Homes, the final paragraph asked how can we make our planet better since we're all here together.  Consider what it would take to solve the issue of neighbors without homes. 

No Justice, No Peace

Why do politicians and the elite peddle “sticker shock” at social programs – like a New Deal – yet not the same “sticker shock” at our bloated military costs?

Neighbors Without Homes - Part One

We're all connected.  No one is better than anyone else, so why do so many lack life's bare necessities?  Maybe everyone should think about our neighbors, even if they don't have homes.

Hypocrisy and Deception for U.S. Venezuela Policy

U.S. policy towards Venezuela is deception and hypocrisy.

Italian Yellow Vests wants MMT

The movement of the Yellow Vests in Italy has officially adopted an MMT program.

Our Hearts Are Full

Too full for the powerful, not enough for the downtrodden.

Onward Christian Soldiers

The world is watching. If you believe, then God is watching too.

Wednesday November 7 --- And What Comes Next

Here we are. And, though disappointed, I'm not necessarily surprised. Why, you ask? Well, it's not altogether different from 2016. And in some ways similar to other elections as far back as 2000.

A Christian Take on Progressivism

As we know, the Christian Right has a conservative bias when it comes to politics. That bias does not often line up with the words of Jesus Christ.

Progressives #Insist; Liberals Only #Resist

Because we #Insist on a better world, we cannot be complacent.

Justice For All

This is about as low as a political party in its unmitigated desire for power can get.  

Regarding Sen. McCain

Honor the man but not what policies he represented.

Meghan McCain Knows Nothing About Social Democracy or Democratic Socialism

Here's the thing: if you claim you have that much experience in this field, you should at the very least be able to explain and define those terms.

Through The Distortion, Flickerings of Illumination

As these examples show, our overseas mass killers, the military, provide the U.S. persona with an edgy chaos that's psychopathically hip in a Training Day meets Apocalypse Now sort of way.

MMT Cures Cult Addiction

MMT will not make racism and xenophobia go away and there will still be a need to understand that Black Lives Matter.  But still, it will be as big of step in the right direction that the gains made in the 1960s were. 

How the Elite Stole MMT

They tell you MMT is an idle daydream, while they use it to build your worst nightmares.

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. 

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.

Depression Among Progressives

As progressives, there is no shortage of things to break us down, but we shouldn't let that make us lose sight of what lifts us up.

Progressive Poetry: 'Syria'

This poem is part of an ongoing Real Progressives collaborative series. Submit your Progressive Poetry today!

Marrying the Social and Economic Revolutions

One of the biggest divides I've seen on the Left is not knowing whether to focus on social issues or economic issues, or believing one is vastly more important and the other is irrelevant.

Progressive Poetry: 'Untitled (Austerity)'

This poem is part of an ongoing Real Progressives collaborative series. Submit your Progressive Poetry today!

Progressive Poetry: 'It's Not The Time (Lost Causes)'

This poem is part of an ongoing Real Progressives collaborative series. Submit your Progressive Poetry today!

The Big Three

So long as progressive leaders are allowed to back-pedal on this topic—to try, somehow, to go forward based on the old economics of “commodity” money—little progress can ever be made to address the Big Three challenges that are growing more formidable every day.

True Caliber: Targeting the Real Issues of Gun Violence

Whether it is the victims of the Parkland shooting, or Black Lives Matter protesting more black lives lost, it seems that the issue is not going to end any time soon without real results and real moves to change them.

Why I Am a Real Progressive

I decided to become a Real Progressive so I could tell the truth about the things the elite don't want us to know.

A Journey Through a Failing System: Special Education

Growing up in a era where able-bodied children were not educated on the circumstances of the disabled, I was made fun of a lot. I was called rude and unforgiving names, and treated as a thing instead of as a person. It made it almost impossible for me to make friends. I can personally say not only does it affect you in your early years, but it also affects you in your later years as well. It has cost me many relationships in my life.