The Progressive Review

The Box Score
Major trends in politics, ecology & culture

GOOD TRENDS

Devolution

175 mayors support Paris accords 2017

Economy

The typical household’s income rose more from 2014 to 2016 than in any other two-year period on record, poverty declined significantly, and the share of Americans without health insurance fell to a record low. This marks the first time on record, with data back to 1988, that all three measures of well-being improved for two years in a row. 2017

The unemployment rate hit a 16-year low in May 2017

Unemployment filings at lowest since 1973 2017

Environment

Solar energy booming 2017

Wind and solar hits record ten percent of American power 2017

Health

Breast cancer death rates drop almot 40% 2017

Latino

Latino unemployment rate at historic low 2017

Marijuana

Nearly two thirds of Americans want marijuana to be legal 2017

Media

Breitbart loses its advertisers 2017

Money

In Kansas, even Republicans revolted against tax breaks for the rich 2017

Politics

Millennials turn left 2017

Angry young upset British election 2017

How a far left candidate won in a red state 2017

Americans hold liberal views on most moral issues 2017

Religion

Religious progressives are back in the game 2017

BAD TRENDS

Afghanistan

Defense secretary admits we're not winning in 16 year old Afghan war 2017

The endless war in Afghanstan 2017

Climate

The Antarctic's melting threat to the rest of the world 2017

Climate change becoming serious public health problem 2017

Economy

Blacks and latinos headed for zero median wealth 2017

Black families makng less than i 2000 2017

Radio Shack closes 1000 stores 2017

Big drop off in new businesses 2017

In a recent GoBankingRates study, 69% of adults admitted to having less than $1,000 in the bank, while 34% said they actually don't have any savings at all. 2017

69% of American adults have less than $1000 in bank 2017

Nearly two thirds of Americans plan to work past retirement age 2017

Education

For profit charter schools do worse 2017

Environment

Number of flying insects have collapsed by three quarters 2017

Tenth of global wilderness lost in past 20 years 2017

Ethnic

Blacks three times as likely to be killed by cops than whites 2017

Ethnic wealth gap growing 2017

Freedom

Young losing interest in freedom 2017

The civil rights and anti-Vietnam war protests might be illegal today 2017

Housing

The tough state of renters 2017

Income

Estimated portion of Americans born in 1980 who will go on to earn more than their parents did : 1/2 Of those born in 1940 who did : 9/10 2017

Labor

The shrinking job market 2017

Young Americans earn less than in 1975 2017

Social progress

US ranked 18th in social progress 2017

Trump

How Trump plans to hurt the food stamp program 2017

How Trump is sabotaging the American healthcare system 2017

Trump's public works scam 2017

Trump wants to kill train service for 140 million Americans 2017