Is it attainable to be a liberal however not be a “Progressive”? Lots of people assume that there’s little or no distinction between a liberal and a Progressive, however which may be partly as a result of liberalism so misplaced its manner that “Progressivism” made a comeback. After all, even Hillary Clinton herself, again round 2007 or so, declared that she was not a liberal—fairly, she mentioned “I am a Progressive.”
I sat down a couple of days in the past with Damon Linker, creator and columnist for The Week, to speak about this and in addition why he defected from the precise to turn out to be no matter mushy factor he’s as we speak. I’ve performed out a number of arguments with Linker right here on Power Line, however he’s a genuinely nice particular person, usually essential in his column of what passes for liberalism as we speak (for instance, see “How Liberals Lost Their Mind on Immigration”), on prime of which I feel we have to make frequent trigger with liberals towards the Progressive left after we can. So herewith the Power Line Show, episode 56, which you’ll hearken to or obtain right here, or on the host website over at Ricochet. As all the time, we prefer to advocate that you simply subscribe to Power Line in iTunes (and depart a 5-star overview, please!), as it is going to assist us construct up the present.