From Bull Moose to Jackass: U.S. Progressivism from 1912 to 2021.

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Published Oct 16, 2021, 4:01 AM

Today’s episode is a mashup of a Quickie and a full fledged Unf*cking. We start by going back in time to tell the origin story of the Progressive Party colloquially known as the Bull Moose Party. We examine the original party platform and draw a straight line between the issues facing the nation in 1912 that still face us today. Then we follow with a Quickie on three progressive members of the House of Representatives that give us hope for the future.


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Britannica: Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act

The American Presidency Project: Progressive Party Platform of 1912

Problem Solvers Caucus: Problem Solvers Caucus Unveils "Building Bridges"

The American Prospect: The Progressive Caucus Wields Power

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Al Jazeera: When it comes to Islamophobia, we need to name names

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Henry F. Pringle: Theodore Roosevelt

Herbert Croly: The Promise of American Life: Updated Edition

Pod Love

Majority Report with Sam Seder 

Unf*cker Love

Robert McDermott: Jone$town


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