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  •  But it makes sense... (none)
    Progress makes sense.  Progress works.  Why are we so beholden to political ideology that we can't make discoveries objectively?

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    by DanfromRaisingKaine on Fri Dec 09, 2005 at 07:10:08 AM PST

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    •  the way you are using "progress" here (none)
      is as a content free label, much as the republican party coopted perot and clinton's 1992 message of "reform" in 94, while dedicating it to radically different ends. the idea of change in and of itself is not enough, we need to actually know where it is we're heading. "progress," "ideology," "pragmatism" without context and clearly stated vision of the final destination are hollow marketing terms, and will not inspire people or have much of an effect on the political mainstream, which is the ultimate goal of politics.

      the democratic party is not coca-cola or a new brand of detergent.

      crimson gates reek with meat and wine/while on the streets, bones of the frozen dead -du fu (712-770)

      by wu ming on Fri Dec 09, 2005 at 09:24:56 AM PST

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      •  Progressive policies may include... (none)
        -Subsidies for clean energy development and alternative fuels
        -Taxes on Pollution
        -Regional Transmission Organizations to create more competition among energy producers, and reduce red tape
        -Reduced taxes on first-time homebuyers
        -Tort reform (malpractice caps)
        -CAFE Standards
        -Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences for marijuana drug offenders (possession)
        -Tougher penalties for sex offenders (especially if they repeat the crime)
        -Improved nutrition programs for public schools
        -Charter schools

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        by DanfromRaisingKaine on Fri Dec 09, 2005 at 02:56:26 PM PST

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