Adults in the room

Don’t waste any time mourning. Organize!
— Labor organizer and activist Joe Hill before his execution by Utah authorities

Progressives carry an enormous burden: They’re expected to be the adults in the public room, to speak with erudition and behave civilly. They’re not allowed to rant, which Merriam-Webster defines as “bombastic extravagant language.”


Where do you plan to spend the 4th of July?

Idaho Springs festivities
60% (3 votes)
Georgetown festivities
20% (1 vote)
Somewhere else
0% (0 votes)
Staying home
20% (1 vote)
Total votes: 5

Are you in favor of a new tunnel on I-70 headed toward the Veterans Memorial Tunnels?

75% (6 votes)
25% (2 votes)
Total votes: 8