UPDATE: Casual Friday from the road – it’s the second day of Netroots Nation! Sam goes over the week’s news with our Friday Favorite from Libertas, LLC, Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter). And Oregon’s Senator, Jeff Merkley (@jeffmerkley), talks about reforming existing government practices for good process, oversight of the banking industry and why he thinks social security is a false argument. Click thru to find out who else stopped by. Use this post as today’s thread.Gaius Publius (@Gaius_Publius) from AMERICAblog weighs in on what it will take to move Progressive ideals forward. Why grassroots movements are not enough.
Joe Sudbay (@joesudbay) from AMERICAblog recounts his experience talking with Obama about marriage equality. Should the tactics used in the gay rights movement be adopted more broadly by progressive groups?
Empty Wheel’s Marcie Wheeler (@emptywheel) and Joan McCarter (@joanmccarter) senior policy editor for Daily Kos talk failures of Obama administration, Eric Schneiderman and banking foreclosure fiasco.