April-June 2014 - Issue #21
The Return of Progressive Democracy
Appreciation for The American Institute for Progressive Democracy
To paraphrase Winston Churchill, one should treat a sickness as if a fire started in your neighborhood and the fire brigade is sent in to put it out.. The Affordable Care Act is a step forward in the effort to put out the fire of illness by having more of our fellow citizens insured.
On October 13, The American Institute for Progressive Democracy held a public forum on the ACA. For a report what was learned about the Act read on.
A huge success.
The conception of god among liberal Christians (and others) is not at all that of fundamentalist Christians (and others) – and therein are political differences.
A New Label: CINOs
Regionalists on the Left: Radical Voices from the American West- Edited by Michael Steiner (University of Oklahoma Press, 2013)
It is a royal pain to have to listen to the massive propaganda campaign against the ACA. Here is the short defense of the Act.
We tend to imagine the lives of others being just like ours with a few small variations. So many of us, however, do not realize how different and yet similar the lives of some of our fellow Americans are. Professor Aswad, an anthropologist and expert on Muslim women both in the Middle East and in the United States, sets out to show how those differences in being an American play out among Muslim families in this country.
Will global warming produce a Hobbesian war of all against all?
The goods and the bads of fracking: and what needs to be done now
Why does the right talk as if Social Security and other safety net programs are addictions?
To change our economic system so that it works for the public good, we need to get rid of the political power of the wealthy but there is a chicken and egg difficulty in doing that.
As human beings, as natural and social creatures, complete freedom to pursue our own desires is impossible and undesirable anyway. Given that freedom functions as the norm, what limits on freedom are justifiable?
There is a family likeness between the Soviet version of socialism and the American version of capitalism.
Having developed far enough to expand our ‘stable’ of writers to those not on the TAIPD board or connected thereto and so to ask others to submit appropriate material for publication here, it is important to develop and explain guidelines.
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