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    pro·gres·sive \prə-ˈgre-siv\
    adjective

    1 a : of, relating to, or characterized by progress
    1 b : making use of or interested in new ideas, findings, or opportunities
    1 c : of, relating to, or constituting an educational theory marked by emphasis on the individual child, informality of classroom procedure, and encouragement of self-expression
    2 : of, relating to, or characterized by progression
    3 : moving forward or onward : advancing




    progress
    noun
    Definition: advancement, gain

    Synonyms:
    advance, amelioration, anabasis, betterment, boost, break, breakthrough, buildup, course, dash, development, evolution, evolvement, expedition, flowering, growth, headway, hike, impetus, improvement, increase, journey, lunge, march, momentum, motion, movement, ongoing, pace, passage, process, procession, proficiency, progression, promotion, rate, rise, step forward, stride, tour, unfolding, voyage, way

    Antonyms:
    decline, decrease, deterioration, retreat, retrogression
     
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    Synonym: Fabian socialist.
     
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    pro·gres·sive \prə-ˈgre-siv\

    Barack Obama
    Harry Reid
    Nancy Pelosi
    Michael Moore
    George Soros
     
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    Another poster that doesn't know what American Progressivism is and thinks he/she can find it in the dictionary. :lol:

    Next time try a book on political science or history instead of dictionary, allow me to recommend a couple of good ones ...

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Woodrow-Liberalism-American-Intellectual-Culture/dp/0742515176/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264011788&sr=1-4"]Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism[/ame]


    The Tyranny of Change: America in the Progressive Era 1890-1920
     
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    I was just sharing the definition of the word.

    Don't shoot the messenger!
     
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    Democrats, Republicans, Neocons, they're all 'progressives' in that they seek 'progress'. The key difference is how they define 'progress'.
     
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    Which, of course, bears no resemblance to the Democrat Party.
     
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    Language has a well-known liberal bias. That's why many conservatives choose to communicate through grunts and barks; doing so better suits their ideology. ;)
     
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    Human language is progress, so no wonder ..
     
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    Very much so.
     

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