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The Progressive Art category showcases the works of Progressive artist in the visual and literary arts. All the works thematically support Progressive causes or deconstruct the Regressive agenda.

Nothing Good’s Happening Here

This Trump parody song updates Buffalo Springfield's "Something's Happening Here" political message to reflect the character of Donald Trump -- or more accurately lack thereof -- and the current presidential contest.

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Voice Mail

A scathing rebuke of contemporary American culture's shallow self interest, instant celebrity, technology fetishism, and minute attention spans.

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GOP, You Do Know Women Can Vote, Right?

Last week's vote on Paycheck Fairness was just the latest example of right-wing misogyny (along with GOP leaders insisting women don't want equal pay because we little ladies prefer flexible hours so we can be soccer moms, and a Fox analyst insisting that lower pay for women helps us stay employed when the economy isn't so good). Not to mention the Ryan budget which shreds programs needed by women and kids. Do they think we're stupid, or did they forget we actually are allowed to vote?

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Corporations Are People Now (But Apparently Women Are Not)

A musical summary of the Hobby Lobby decision's consequences.

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Time for some well-earned gloating!

Despite the right's obstruction, lies, misleading ads, and 50+ pointless repeal votes, the ACA more than met its initial enrollment goal and is already helping millions of Americans. News this good deserves a song!

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The NRA Prayer of Despair

This video was done in response to the Newtown, Connecticut shooting. A sarcastic prayer about a country flooded with guns and politicians on the take. Profit over people The NRA Way.

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Jewish Mothers For Marriage Equality

Like all good Jewish mothers, I secretly hope for a gay son - so he'll never replace me with another woman and I'll have a shopping buddy! (cue rim shot) Plus I love playing Yenta; same-sex marriage just gives me even more potential couples to fix up.

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Vacant Models, Viral Videos, and the Tea Party

Harry Reid has launched a new attack on the billionaire underwriters of the far right, using a phrase associated with a certain iconic '80s music video. So I couldn't resist turning myself into a vacant, glassy-eyed bimbo who doesn't really play her instrument (just like the glassy-eyed Tea Partyers aren't really pulling their own strings . . . )

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It’s Not Easy Being Rich

Oh, those poor persecuted billionaires! Just because 95% of the economic recovery went to the top 1%, and 85 people control as much global wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion, their feelings are hurt when the rest of us complain.

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Uncle Sugar, I Can’t Control My Libido!

Mike Huckabee has revealed my secret - Democrats have turned me into a beggar for cheap government birth control because I'm a helpless victim of my gender and I need pills to control my libido! Meanwhile the GOP proves how much it respects me by giving me mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds and freeing me from the burdens of making decisions about my body and earning equal pay - what 'war on women'?

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How Not To Talk To Women 101

So far the GOP isn't doing so well in its effort to 'rebrand' itself and attract women voters. Maybe that's because all the suggestions about 'sensitivity' in the world don't matter if your policies haven't changed! So here's a musical reminder - contrary to the House Judiciary Committee chairman's ludicrous claims, Banning abortions is NOT a jobs bill!

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Chris Christie is Shocked, Shocked Bullying Was Going On

There are so many holes in Governor Christie's story (if he's truly eager to get to the bottom of something he just learned about, wouldn't he ask a few questions of his staffers?, how could he lose 2 nights sleep the day after he just found out, etc.), it's way too easy to refute it. So I'm taking the low road, making musical fun of the whole thing. It's just too tempting!

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No, Rand Paul, 2 + 2 Doesn’t Equal 6!

I know it's tempting to turn facts inside out to make ourselves feel better. But the facts are clear - extending unemployment benefits helps the economy, which means it would cost even less than that stupid government shutdown last year!

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“And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.” Revelation 13:1-3.

And the beast called itself GOP and written upon its seven heads are: Avarice, Cowardice, Entitlement, Homophobia, Ignorance, Misogyny, and Racism. And the meek shall cry out in agony. And the beast shall be slain by the Lamb, in their name. And the beast's name shall be erased from the minds of men forever.

Amen