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The American Idea: A More Perfect Union

play_alt icon Video CAP recently held a conference to define a progressive vision for American by examining the core American ideas and values that have catalyzed progress and innovation in our country.

| Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Bill Clinton announced his run for the presidency 20 years ago this week. John D. Podesta totals up the progressive accomplishments of the 1990s, their costly reversal in the next decade, and the Obama administration’s efforts to get back on track.

by John Podesta | Monday, October 3, 2011

‘The Help’ in Our Society Today

Joy Moses examines the everyday experiences of domestic help in the South in the 1960s told in the movie “The Help” and by chroniclers of those workers today.

by Joy Moses | Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Progressive Approach to Deficit Reduction

Lawrence Mishel explained a progressive approach to strengthening the economy and reducing the deficit at a Progressivism on Tap spring series.

| Monday, April 25, 2011

Staying a Few Minutes Ahead of History

Tom Malinowski and Brian Katulis spoke at Progressivism on Tap about the uprisings in the Middle East and the Obama administration's response.

| Friday, April 15, 2011

The Demographic Change and Progressive Political Strategy Series

book_alt2 icon Report A series of reports about the progressives response to demographic change throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States.

by Matt Browne, John Halpin, Ruy Teixeira | Thursday, April 7, 2011

Why We Need More Women in Elected Office

Amy Dacey of EMILY’s List discussed the need to get more qualified women to run for office as part of CAP’s Progressivism on Tap series.

| Friday, April 1, 2011

The Urgent Imperative of Clean Energy Investment

CAP Senior Fellow Joe Romm discusses the Obama administration's clean energy policies at a Progressivism on Tap event.

| Friday, March 25, 2011

The Origins and Evolution of Progressive Economics

book_alt2 icon Report Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin examine several core assumptions that broadly define a progressive approach to economics in terms of theory, values, and practice.

by Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin | Monday, March 14, 2011

Violence Doesn’t Work

Sam Fulwood III finds hope amid the recent bloodshed, knowing violence in past struggles for progressive change led America to embrace its best instincts.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Inflaming ‘Weak and Vicious Minds’

Scott Lilly examines the role of heated political rhetoric in the Tucson massacre from the perspective of another polarizing political period in our history.

by Scott Lilly | Tuesday, January 11, 2011

CAP Loses a Friend and Champion

CAP’s President and CEO recalls how Elizabeth Edwards never gave up fighting for fairness.

by John Podesta | Tuesday, December 7, 2010

ACORN’s Roots

Steve Kest and John Atlas discuss the origins of ACORN as part of the Progressivism on Tap series.

| Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lessons from the Midterms

New Republic senior editor Jonathan Chait analyzes the midterm election results and offers takeaways for progressives at a Progressivism on Tap Event.

| Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Progressives and the Founding

play_alt icon Video John Halpin explains the progressive values in the Constitution and how Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton influenced progressive thought.

by John Halpin | Thursday, October 28, 2010