The hottest Progressives Substack posts right now

And their main takeaways
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The View from Rural Missouri by Jess Piper • 5553 implied HN points • 25 Feb 24
  1. Rural communities are important for organizing support, even in conservative areas, because bringing people together creates hope and solidarity.
  2. Engaging with rural spaces in political movements can challenge stereotypes and uplift communities, showing that every signature and vote counts.
  3. Efforts to connect with rural parts of a state, like Missouri, are crucial for overall political success and to ensure representation for all citizens.
The J. Burden Show • 2276 implied HN points • 15 Jan 24
  1. Progressives leverage minor truths to demolish broader cultural narratives and heroes, eroding the foundation of civilization.
  2. Progressives use tactics like degrading heritage figures to attack their enemies and undermine the legitimacy of ruling classes.
  3. Liberal insecurity drives them to denigrate great men and attempt to erase historical examples that contradict the idea of progress.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 677 implied HN points • 04 Mar 24
  1. The city of Austin, Texas is facing a surge in crime rates, with concerns over the progressive criminal justice reforms led by District Attorney José Garza.
  2. The upcoming Democratic primary race for District Attorney in Austin will determine the future of criminal justice policies, with moderate candidate Jeremy Sylestine challenging Garza's progressive agenda.
  3. There is a divide among Austin residents, with some supporting Garza's approach of reducing incarceration and addressing root causes of crime, while others criticize him for leniency towards criminals and lack of justice for victims.
Peter Boghossian • 727 implied HN points • 08 Feb 24
  1. Chris Martenson discusses the journey of migrants from Ecuador to the US border, often aided by organizations like the UN and Catholic charities.
  2. The conversation highlights the hypocrisy of Western governments allowing illegal immigration and the resulting distrust in governmental institutions.
  3. The talk concludes on a hopeful note, despite the challenges discussed.
Erick Erickson's Confessions of a Political Junkie • 746 implied HN points • 06 Feb 24
  1. Seattle implemented a $5 fee on delivery service apps, and sales dropped significantly.
  2. An appeals court denied Trump immunity in a DC election case.
  3. Biden is facing challenges with young voters and progressives, especially related to Israel, the economy, and climate.
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Writing from London • 393 implied HN points • 05 Feb 24
  1. The US progressive movement is not fully embracing an anti-fascist strategy in response to Trump's tactics.
  2. There is a lack of unity and compromise among Democrats, with concerns about the candidate choices and their approach to attracting moderate Republicans.
  3. The article warns that failure to adopt a more inclusive approach may have negative consequences in the upcoming elections.
Wrong Side of History • 460 implied HN points • 14 Feb 23
  1. Declining status of academics contributes to leftward drift of institutions.
  2. Conservatives are more apolitical and less likely to engage in activism compared to progressives.
  3. Pressure from social norms and laws can lead individuals to publicly adopt liberal or progressive beliefs regardless of personal convictions.
JoeWrote • 23 implied HN points • 07 Mar 24
  1. The Democrat establishment views progressive politicians as a bigger threat than Republicans, as seen in their actions against The Squad.
  2. Progressive politicians, like The Squad, face a steep learning curve when entering Congress without prior political experience, leading to challenges in navigating the political landscape.
  3. Progressives should not be afraid to lose, as it is important to stand by their principles even in the face of opposition and criticism.
Informer • 98 implied HN points • 14 May 23
  1. Milton Friedman's ideas changed economics by challenging the Phillips curve trade-off between inflation and unemployment.
  2. James Tobin provided an alternative theory of inflation focusing on demand shifts between sectors.
  3. Progressives didn't fully embrace Tobin's theory, leading to disagreements on tackling inflation and interest rates.
I Might Be Wrong • 10 implied HN points • 12 Apr 23
  1. Progressives advocate for more content curation on social media to combat hate speech and misinformation.
  2. Elon Musk's leadership of Twitter following progressive demands showcases challenges with content moderation.
  3. Having large social media companies control speech raises concerns over power and influence in our national dialogue.
Demodexio • 0 implied HN points • 16 Dec 23
  1. Populist theories of democracy have led to damaging reforms and should be reconsidered for progressive change.
  2. Progressives need to study political science and organizational theory for effective political movements.
  3. Building large organizations with efficient bureaucracy is crucial for progressive success in politics.