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Online Essays and Texts

See past Editorials from The Progressive Populist

Corporate Accountability
, a collection of websites with good resources on corporate governance and holding corporations accountable

Health Care, a collection of articles and resources on the need for universal health coverage.

What's the Matter With Texas? Jim Cullen writes that a populist agenda is needed to recover the economy.

How two elections changed America: Robert Parry writes that two clandestine operations during hard-fought presidential elections of the past half century shaped the modern American political era, but they remain little known to the general public and mostly ignored by historians. One unfolded in the weeks before Election 1968 and the other over a full year before Election 1980.

BUSINESS SENSE, COMMON SENSE AND HEALTH CARE: Morton Mintz writes on corporate America's turn from resisting to embracing national health care. From speech at at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, April 11, 2007.

Yes, Ashley, there are Populist Democrats!, Editorial on populists and Democrats, from 5/15/04 issue.

Democrats Need a Plan, a progressive populist agenda from our June 15, 2004, editorial.

Voting Security and potential problems with electronic voting.

George W. Bush's Missing Year, by Martin Feldt, from 11/1/00 issue.

Why Right Wingers Can't Be Populists, by Max Sawicky, from 4/14/04 issue

How To Take Back America, by Thom Hartmann

9/11 and Aftermath of the Terror Attack on the United States.

The Phony Crisis of Social Security, a collection of resources on the disinformation campaign to promote the dismantling of Social Security and Medicare.

On the Administration's Failure to Provide a Realistic, Specific Plan to Bring Stability to Iraq, by Ted Kennedy, Oct. 16, 2003

A Populist Call, by Ronnie Dugger

The New Cold War, by Ronnie Dugger, at a public forum on the Multilateral Agreement on Investments.

The WTO and Globaloney, a speech by Jim Hightower at a rally on the perils of the World Trade Organization.

What Democrats Should Fight For, by Edward Kennedy

Politics in a Secular World, by Eugene J. McCarthy

The Ames Platform for Agrarian Populism, 1995, by the National Family Farm Coalition

Brannan Plan: Why Conservatives Would Not Allow a Farm Plan that Insures Fairness and Income Stability

Democratic Money: A Populist Perspective, Lawrence Goodwyn, William Greider and Tom Schlesinger talk about the Populist movement of the 1890s and the prospects for financial reform today.

Exploring Policy Options for a New Rural America, a 2001 report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Fairness Agenda for America, drafted by several dozen progressive organizations comprising the Progressive Challenge.

Letter from the Birmingham Jail, by Dr. Martin Luther King. Dr. King wrote the letter in August 1963 in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South, while he was imprisoned as a participant in nonviolent demonstrations against segregation. It remains timely today.

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Acceptance of Nomination for his Second Term,

for those who wish Obama would finally issue a resounding indictment of the corporatists.

Franklin D. Roosevelt's proposal for an Economic Bill of Rights from Jan. 11, 1944, message to Congress on the State of the Union. Also, see the background of the speech from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

"The Year of Talking Radically," by Jack Beatty, from the June 1996 Atlantic Monthly

Samizdat: Militia News from Idaho, Blood Oaths and Fish Stories Swim in Political Waters, by Dan Yurman

Populist Reader, historical essays and documents from the Populist Movement of the 1890s

New Populist Reader, introduction by Karl G. Trautman to a new collection of essays on contemporary populism.

Remembering Estes Kefauver, by Theodore Brown Jr. and Robert B. Allen, an appreciation of the Tennessee populist senator who fought for civil rights, civil liberties, antitrust enforcement, and consumer protection legislation.

A Report on Alternative Political Movements

Samples from When Corporations Rule the World, by David C. Korten.

Two views of George Wallace: "George Wallace Joins the Ghost Brigade," by Claude Duncan, and "Remembering George Wallace," by Peggy Roberson.


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