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We started Forward Progressives with the simple goal of voicing our opinions on the issues and hopefully helping and educating people along the way. From the very start, we’ve tried to keep ourselves honest and call out those who can’t be bothered with the truth. If there’s one thing worse than not voting or getting involved at all, it’s casting a vote based on lies or spreading disinformation with the hopes of influencing others. Obviously we are proud progressives, so our commentary usually reflects a left-wing view of some sort. As Stephen Colbert has said, “It is a well known fact that reality has liberal bias.” But we’ve certainly not shied away from calling out the left when appropriate. In fact, we’ve managed to anger not only conservatives, but so-called “liberals” as well because they can’t be bothered to speak truthfully and simply can’t stand when they’re called out on it.

Forward Progressives LLC was established in 2013. We have never accepted any sort of political donations or payment from any politician or Super PAC. We are solely supported by advertising on our website – that’s it. No shady under the table deals, no billionaire behind the curtains – guaranteed.

Our team of writers posts their take on the news, whether it be the latest dumb idea from a Republican presidential candidate, or a major ruling by the Supreme Court. We do not want to be known as “just another liberal blog,” because we firmly believe we are much more than that. We always aim to bring our unique viewpoints to whatever we post, whether it be the news of the day or anything else – and if we mess up (whether it be with fact-checking or something else) we’re not afraid to own up to it. Isn’t that refreshing in this day and age of deception and “sweeping things under the rug”?

So who are we? I’m glad you asked! Check out our profiles below.


Allen Clifton is from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has a degree in political science. He is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on both Twitter and Facebook. Have feedback, compliments, criticism or hate mail? You can email him as well.

Ilyssa Fuchs is an attorney, freelance writer, and activist from New York City, who holds both a juris doctor and a political science degree. She is the founder of the popular Facebook page Politically Preposterous and a weekly co-host on Let Your Voice Be Heard Radio. Be sure to follow Ilyssa on Twitter as well, @IlyssaFuchs!

Arik Bjorn has a background in archaeology, ancient languages and biblical studies. His alter ego, Pastor Pillow, pens a weekly semi-satirical column which analyzes the Christian Right. Be sure to visit Arik’s website, Viking Word, and check out his latest books, Birds of a Feather and Why Bad Things Happen to Good Parrots. You can also follow him on Twitter @arikbjorn and on Facebook as well!

Stick around a while and check out some of our work! If you have any general inquiries, compliments or complaints, send us an email to [email protected] and we’ll do our best to get back to you in a timely manner. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter as well. Receive morning email updates with our new articles by subscribing to our free newsletter (one email a day – we won’t push it!).

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– The Forward Progressives Team

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