Conflicting Visions of the New New Orleans
by Alyssa Battistoni
The battle over the fate of public housing in New Orleans predates Katrina, but the stakes have increased and the rhetoric of the debate has sharpened in the storm’s aftermath.
Candidates and their Cabinets
by Andrew Lawrence
The current election process fails to address an indisputably important issue that could underscore the substantive differences among the remaining candidates: Cabinet positions.
An infatuation with Huck
by Kevin Hilke
Absurdity as the core of political decision-making; or, why I like Mike Huckabee.
Making a Difference on $5 A Day
by Devin Hallett
Progress can start with a ripple effect, not just waiting for angry protests against something harmful.
Sexism Rampant in Democratic Primary
by Gilbert Martinez
The media, and even the Democratic candidates themselves have continually denigrated the work that Hillary Clinton has done.
China: We’re NOT for Plastic Bags
by Karina Qian
Plastic bags crowd the gutters of cities and are stacked high in piles in the countryside. But starting June 1, 2008, consumers in one country will have to pay for them.
The Politics of Climate Change
by Nastassia Patin
Although awareness of climate change has spread to new levels in the past few years, keeping up-to-date on the policy developments can be a challenge.
The Roots of Our Do-Nothing Congress
by Scott Keyes
Without a doubt, the wave Democrats rode into power in 2006 has not produced the changes in national policy that were promised.
I Ain't No Senator's Son
by Darius Tahir
Is any candidate a true populist? Don't count on it.
EPA Decision Hinders Environmental Protection
by Erika Williams
On December 19th, the Environmental Protection Agency refused California the waiver it needed to regulate tailpipe emissions.
Letter from the Editor
This issue of The Progressive arrives amongst an intense primary season and at a watershed moment in American politics.
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