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KATHLEEN GEIER – If Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are “Progressive,” Then the Word Has Lost All Meaning

What’s a progressive, anyway? The term has a long and unruly history, which I’ll be getting to. But the common-sense meaning of “progressive” is someone who is pretty darn liberal. In fact, you might even say that it signifies politics that are distinctly to the left of liberal. That, at least, has been the contemporary connotation of the word for …