In the wake of the Supreme Court's recent decisions on gay marriage, voting rights, and other issues, Barry Friedman, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law, has co-authored three pieces with Slate's Dahlia Lithwick on the future of the progressive agenda. In the first part of the series, they ask whether the left has abandoned every progressive cause save that of gay marriage. In the second part, they create "a progressive wish list," asking what progressives should stand for, "both to make the world a better place and win elections." Friedman and Lithwick conclude with a third part compiling reader suggestions for the progressive agenda, including voter reform, health care reform, the legalization of marijuana, support for unions, and more.
Posted on July 17, 2013