THE PROGRESSIVE POPULIST, a newspaper that believes people are more important than corporations, premiered in November 1995 as a monthly tabloid publication based in Storm Lake, Iowa, with editorial offices in Austin, Texas. In October 1999 it expanded to twice-monthly publication. In 2005, the editorial offices were moved a few miles south, to Manchaca, Texas.

THE PROGRESSIVE POPULIST is edited by Jim Cullen, formerly a veteran daily newspaper reporter in Texas and Louisiana and associate editor of the Texas Observer, and Art Cullen, editor of the twice-weekly Storm Lake (Iowa) Times.

We report on issues of interest to the middle class of America:

• the plight of working Americans who face the choice of watching their wages and benefits be stripped to make their company more productive, or watching their jobs being exported to Latin America and the Far East;

• small, mom-and-pop businesses that are up against chain stores, tight credit and monopolistic business practices;

• government policies that give tax breaks to big corporations that move their operations overseas;

• farming families that are being whipsawed by government policies geared toward the multinational agribusinesses; and

• consumers (as well as workers) whose health and safety are considered to be secondary to the right of a corporation to make a profit for its stockholders.

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THE PROGRESSIVE POPULIST is a publication of Ampersand Publishing Co., P.O. Box 487, Storm Lake, IA 50588. Ampersand Publishing Co. is a family-owned small corporation, incorporated in Iowa and registered with the Texas Secretary of State.

The PROGRESSIVE POPULIST is printed by the Times Printing Co., an employee-owned shop, in Storm Lake, Iowa, on 100% soy ink and recycled paper.