Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008's Most Valuable Progressives

The Nation's John Nichols has an intriguing list of the Year's Most Valuable Progressives.

Progressives had more to celebrate in 2008 than in any year since the Supreme Court got into the business of stealing elections. The jubilant mood is dampened, of course, by the fact of a country is stuck in two military quagmires, ravaged by the most fearsome economic downturn in at least a half century and suffering from a serious case of Constitutional degeneration. Perhaps we have not yet reached an ideal champagne moment. But there is still good reason to toast the year's MVPs – Most Valuable Progressives.

A couple of obvious picks, but several surprises, including some I am ashamed to say I never heard of, and one personal favorite (can you guess which?)

Read the whole thing.

What/who are your choices for Most Valuable Progressives of 2008? Tell us in comments, and include some overlooked local valuable progressives.