Who’s left? The top 20 US progressives

We’ve profile 20 leading American progressives (see list [below]), from a range of backgrounds, who have been at the forefront of efforts to defend not just liberal, but left-wing, social-democratic ideals. Some of them are well-known names; most of them have little to do directly with the Democratic Party; all of them are defiantly and unashamedly partisan.

As Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos blog, once said: “I am a progressive. I make no apologies.”

The list

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

Van Jones

Paul Krugman

David Graeber

Elizabeth Warren

Rachel Maddow

Matt Damon

Congressman Keith Ellison

Sonia Sotomayor

Noam Chomsky

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Markos Moulitsas

Cornel West and Tavis Smiley

Cecile Richards

Danny Glover

Angela Davis

Glenn Greenwald

Tim Robbins

Michael Moore

Bernie Sanders