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.
Indian Country Today: Theodore Roosevelt: ‘The Only Good Indians Are the Dead Indians’
Smithsonian Magazine: Why Teddy Roosevelt Tried to Bully His Way Onto the WWI Battlefield
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
Progressive Punch: Scores
Henry F. Pringle: Theodore Roosevelt
Herbert Croly: The Promise of American Life: Updated Edition
Robert McDermott: Jone$town
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