Report Part one of the Progressive Tradition Series examines the philosophical and theoretical development of progressivism as a response to the rise of industrial capitalism.
Report Study from John Halpin and Karl Agne shows progressive political values and beliefs among young adults.
The rise of progressivism in America today is reflected most directly in public ratings of various ideological approaches.
Report Report by John Halpin and Karl Agne surveys political values and beliefs across the country.
Report Report from CAP and Free Press shows that while conservative talk radio dominates the format, simple measures could restore balance.
John Halpin explains why progressives should focus less on reframing core ideas and more on building political will for policies that aid the poor.
The current administration has invented one of the most expensive—and least effective—job creation programs in U.S. history.
Built on the principle of the common good, we offer national actions to better prepare and recover from a natural disasters or attack.
John Halpin is a Senior Fellow at American Progress focusing on political theory, communications, and public opinion analysis. He is the co-director and creator of the Progressive Studies Program at CAP, an interdisciplinary project researching the intellectual history, foundational principles, and public understanding of progressivism. Halpin is the co-author with John Podesta of The Power [...]
Report A new research study sponsored by the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress finds that American voters are increasingly worried about rising materialism, self-interest, and unethical behavior in our society. They strongly desire a government that focuses on the common good and basic decency and dignity of all Americans. The [...]
Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, John Halpin of the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Ruy Teixeira of CAP and the Century Foundation (and co-author of The Emerging Democratic Majority) undertook research on the state of the Democratic Party and progressive politics in America. Their chief concern: To get to the bottom of the [...]
To: Progressive Community and Interested Parties Download this memo in PDF The president’s budget submission presents progressives with an important opportunity to expose the failures of the president’s broader economic program and how these failures have put additional pressures on an already burdened middle class. Four years of wrong choices by the [...]
The horrific pictures of U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib – Saddam Hussein's infamous torture chamber – sadden and infuriate all Americans. While these revelations have exploded on the world stage in the past two weeks, and are likely to worsen as new evidence emerges, it is now clear that senior military and [...]
Download: PDF The Center for American Progress has compiled an exhaustive, day-by-day overview of the Bush administration’s public statements on national security, defense and international issues from Jan. 20 to Sept. 10, 2001. The 50-page compilation includes all official news releases, press briefings, press availabilities, news advisories, speeches, public addresses, executive orders, [...]
As we look at the 2004 political year and the divisive struggles ahead, it seems like a good time to re-examine our roots and see how progressive values can help lead the way out of the liberal and conservative divide that leaves so many Americans disillusioned with our political system in general and Washington in [...]