Politics & Government

March 25, 2009

What's in a name? Liberals, er, progressives, hope victory

"Progressive" has replaced "liberal" in Washington's political lexicon, a reaction to how conservatives reduced the "L-word" to a pejorative in the 1980s. That's let formerly liberal groups get back into the fight without having to defend their label. But what exactly a "progressive" is remains murky.

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