>How Liberalism Almost Killed …

>... the Chance for Real, Progressive Changeby David SirotaAlterNet (March 28 2010)As a progressive, I'm often asked if there is a real difference between progressivism and liberalism, or if progressivism is merely a nicer-sounding term for the less popular L-word.It's a fair question, considering that Democratic politicians regularly substitute "progressive" for "liberal" in news releases … Continue reading >How Liberalism Almost Killed …

>The Health Bill is a Bonanza …

>... for the Insurance Industry and Other Monied Interestsby Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, Bill Moyers JournalAlterNet (March 28 2010)That wickedly satirical Ambrose Bierce described politics as "the conduct of public affairs for private advantage".Bierce vanished to Mexico nearly a hundred years ago - to the relief of the American political class of his day, … Continue reading >The Health Bill is a Bonanza …

>Our Turn?

>Clusterfuck Nation by James Howard KunstlerComment on current events by the author ofThe Long Emergency (2005)www.kunstler.com (March 29 2010)Nations go crazy. It's terrifying when it happens, especially to a major nation with the ability to project its craziness outward. We look back on the psychotic break of Germany in 1933 and still wonder how the … Continue reading >Our Turn?

>Carbon cuts have got us nowhere in tackling global warming

>Bjorn Lomborg interviewedby Tom Levitttheecologist.org (March 16 2010)Sceptic or realist? Bjorn Lomborg speaks to Tom Levitt about why his ideas on tackling climate change will actually help to solve the crisisTom Levitt: Are you convinced that climate change is both happening and man-made?Bjorn Lomborg: Definitely it is happening. I don't think anyone would say it … Continue reading >Carbon cuts have got us nowhere in tackling global warming

>The Civic State

>Re-moralise the market, Re-localise the economy, Re-capitalise the poorby Phillip Blondrespublica.org.uk (October 03 2009)It is now clear that we are at one of those epoch-changing moments in British political history. Just as the 'Winter of Discontent' in 1978/1979 marked a paradigm shift, an utter and complete reversal of the pre-existing order and the arrival of … Continue reading >The Civic State

>Rise of the red Tories

>The crisis is an opportunity to sweep away the rotten postwar settlement of British politics. Labour is moribund. But David Cameron has a chance to develop a "red Tory" communitarianism, socially conservative but sceptical of neoliberal economicsby Phillip Blondprospectmagazine.co.uk (February 28 2009)We live in a time of crisis. In such times humans retreat to safety, … Continue reading >Rise of the red Tories