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Undividing the Left: Hard-core and Soft-core progressives

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Groups like the PDA straddle the progressive divide by being willing to work both within and outside of the Democratic Party. That is, they're willing to support individual third-party candidates and work with advocacy groups unconnected to the Democratic Party, but they give preference to progressive Democratic candidates. This the position I'm most comfortable with.

Unfortunately, things may have to get a lot worse before the political landscape changes in America. If things do get worse, who's to say that we won't end up with a right wing populist government?

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Tonight I went to a panel discussion by Stephanie ... by Don Smith on Saturday, Aug 14, 2010 at 11:33:56 PM
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You both entirely miss the point that I made in my... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Aug 16, 2010 at 7:40:16 AM
.. i gotta say that you are the one missing the po... by Steve Windisch (jibbguy) on Wednesday, Aug 18, 2010 at 1:26:10 PM
nor did I suggest that you should feel guilty if y... by John Sanchez Jr. on Wednesday, Aug 18, 2010 at 2:01:55 PM
Thank you, Don, for another thoughtful article, as... by Perry Logan on Sunday, Aug 15, 2010 at 12:37:08 PM
Now we're talkin!Whatever floats your boat and wig... by Don Smith on Sunday, Aug 15, 2010 at 1:08:03 PM
There is a true left wing in this country, and few... by Richard Pietrasz on Sunday, Aug 15, 2010 at 6:19:37 PM
Obama is doing pretty much what he promised -- bai... by Kevin Zeese on Monday, Aug 16, 2010 at 7:24:16 AM