On behalf of the entire team of The Progressive Express I want to thank our readers for your friendship and support in 2017. We enjoy the debate and dialogue with all of you who read us and engage us and we are looking forward to giving you much more to inform you, intrigue you, and... Continue Reading →
A lot of us were teenagers when the charity of famous musicians came to the forefront of popular culture. Its a beautiful thing when those who are blessed with so much formally dedicate themselves to the most noble goal of sharing and spreading that wealth. Our friends from the U.K led us off in '84... Continue Reading →
The elections of 2018 and 2020 are going to be the most consequential that we have had since Johnson bombed Goldwater in '64. It has rarely been as important as it is right now for a man to know where he stands, what he believes, and what flag he is willing to fight under. It... Continue Reading →
The views expressed in this piece are my own and should not reflect on other progressives, democrats, independents, liberals, or any other civil, sane and honest person. Even if they all agree with me, it would probably be very unwise to stand with me publicly on this thing. For the most part, these are polite... Continue Reading →
Remember when everybody on Capitol Hill agreed that DACA needed to be extended? Nobody wanted to see these young undocumented Americans living under the threat of deportation- or so that was how the story went. Democrats and Republicans were all on the same page right before Christmas that the very first order of business in... Continue Reading →
“And I wish on all the rainbows that I see, I wish on all the people who really dream. And I’m wishing on tomorrow, praying it’ll come”. If you don’t recognize the lyrics to this Continue Reading via Wishing On A Star — Peace Up ATL!
We are going to take a pause for the cause of establishing some context for the circus that has broken out in the Senate Judiciary Committee recently. This is one of the most important confirmation panels that we have in our government because this is the group of elected officials that decides who gets to... Continue Reading →
Politics today moves so fast that it can be impossible for people who write about them to keep up. I have been highly pissed off at New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand (D) for more than two weeks over what I felt was her opportunistic take down of Senator Al Franken. Even before that I was... Continue Reading →
"No American Left Behind." If we are going to be tribal, then let that tribe be the American tribe and include everybody from every walk of life and from every corner of the country. Whether born American or here and want to be American, we've got each other's back and will focus on raising the... Continue Reading →
Roy Moore Lost But We Are Not Out Of The Woods Yet. These Warnings Still Need To Be Heeded.
The reason why Judge Roy Moore is the most pivotal figure in American politics today is the same reason why Judas is one of the most pivotal figures in the Bible. Judas’ betrayal was the triggering event for Jesus’ capture, persecution, crucifixion and resurrection. That chain of events is commemorated and celebrated all around the world to this very day- thousands of years after they occurred. Whether you subscribe to this account as an article of religious faith or as a matter of history, the fact is that betrayal at the very highest level is a central theme to the most enduring and influential story ever told.
And Roy Moore’s egregious betrayal of the oaths that he took and the values he was duty bound to promote will prove to be the triggering event for the awakening of a critical mass of Americans to the fact that our government has…
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Sometimes it takes a while to figure out your path to your highest self. You may think you have figured out the answer- worked out all the details and put all of the people and pieces in place only to realize that you still haven’t found what you’re looking for. But you’ve got to keep... Continue Reading →
That statement has the look and feel of hyperbole, I'll grant you that. But titles have to be succinct. The fuller statement is that blogging as we know it will die as soon as carriers can exercise the right to restrict and censer content by either blocking or slowing down sites that they really don't... Continue Reading →
Whatever might be on your agenda for today, this is a good day- trust me. Today is a good day because of what happened in Alabama last night. Our nation's political health is something to feel good about for the first time in 13 months. Real good. Like O'Jays good. And if you know the... Continue Reading →
I can't remember being so happy to be so wrong in my life. Of course my position that Alabama will decide for itself what it deserves was 100% accurate- but that point is always accurate. I would have put down some serious money that Judge Roy Moore- the most disgusting and disturbing major party candidate... Continue Reading →
The Progressive Express posted this piece 30 days ago when the news broke of Roy Moore's history as a child sex predator. We predicted the election outcome that day. Judge our accuracy for yourself. - DVH, Esquire We need to clue in closely to what is going on in American party politics in the Post-Obama... Continue Reading →
Most of us have been in our fair share of arguments and most of us have found it to be a bad use of our time and energy- almost every time. Arguing is one of our most heavily utilized conflict resolution tools and it is also one of the least effective. Here's a perspective that... Continue Reading →
Political junkies know exactly what I am talking about. The chattering class has gotten so used to mouthing certain platitudes that they don't even hear themselves saying them anymore. They most certainly are not thinking about the actual harm being done to the public discourse by continuing to push these empty-calorie, junk-food phrases that surely... Continue Reading →
It is a bitter irony that Otis Redding lost his life while he was flying high in the skies fifty years ago today. Stars belong in the sky and Otis was a star if ever there was one. His music has proven that it will certainly burn as long as any star we can gaze... Continue Reading →
This short-take is in honor of my man Senator Al Franken who announced his resignation from the Senate on Thursday and has turned the political world on its ear. Al is a smart guy and a damned good Senator but he turned out to be a little too forward from time to time with women... Continue Reading →
I’m Black, and I think Richard Spencer Should Speak At The University of Michigan
Before anyone gets too upset with me, let me make one thing clear. I find Richard Spencer to be a vile and disgusting human being, and wholeheartedly disagree with his ideology. However, with all that being said, I think it would be best for the University to allow him to come to campus. What’s more, I don’t think a single person should protest, strike, rally, or take any action that would disrupt the event.
Richard Spencer represents a problem that has plagued this country from its inception, but with a recent shift in our political climate the problem has only been exacerbated. He is a part of one of the worst groups in this country, a group that seeks to intimidate, belittle, and eliminate this country’s minority population. Spencer, and those who buy into his thought…
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