The election put the "progress" back in "progressive." Americans pushed the tea party aside and voted for an expansive and egalitarian constitutional vision where government plays an active role in problem-solving. It turns out we're a nation of moderates after all, who care about women's reproductive rights, gay rights and each other. We want to keep religion out of government, and we don't mind taxes to fund essential government services and big projects. "Forward," President
The election's message caused devastation behind the tea party's Maginot Line. The Koch brothers,
But the real story of the election is the denunciation of the tea party's constitutional vision through ballot measures: the good ones that passed and the bad ones that failed. Collectively these public policy statements reflect an emergent progressive streak that will change the conversation if not the direction of
Public schools and teachers' unions did well in even some of the reddest states. In
The huge gains for marriage equality for gays and lesbians in
While it's true that not every one of the 176 measures on the ballot in 38 states Tuesday resulted in a vote for social progress, enough did to repudiate the
Obama's re-election was reason enough for moderates and progressives to breathe a sigh of relief -- saving health reform,
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