argues in today's Columbus Dispatch
that a good definition of the word progressive is needed. In focusing on this a certain kind of healthy political conversation would follow and then the partisanship would become both more understandable and more meaningful. I would add that the same thing could be said, of course, about conservatism. One of the things I like about the Tea Party movement is that even in their name they mean to remind us of the beginning of the country (and then we can talk about what to conserve). Progressives have the reverse problem. They assume a movement away (progress) is better than saving something. Therefore that silly word, change.
8:51 AM / November 9, 2010