Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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Our Content

The news and content you see on our website comes from several places.

1. Zany Progressive, the owner/editor writes articles and political commentary.

2. Our Members: Members can create viral content, like polls and quizzes, that may appear on the front page.

3. Guest Authors: We allow guest contributors to submit content that follows strict submission guidelines. All submissions are fact-checked and edited prior to publication.

4. Trusted Progressive Sources: We have arrangements with news outlets like Mother Jones, The Intercept, and The Daily Beast that allows us to republish the first few paragraphs of an article with a link to continue reading on their website. We also republish content from non-profit news organizations that allow republication under a Creative Commons License such as Propublica, Positive.News, The Conversation, and local news outlets such as Texas Tribune, and others. We follow their rules and guidelines and always include a link back to the original article.

Some of the content from other sources is republished in full or in part along with commentary by Zany. 

Our Story

Serena Zehlius, Owner and Editor of Zany Progressive

The Zany Progressive

AKA Serena

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After seeing Trump on television, speaking at a rally in 2019, Serena became obsessed with politics, government, and getting Donald Trump out of office. Prior to that, she embodied the saying, “Ignorance is bliss.” She didn’t watch the news or pay any attention to politics. Needless to say, she was happier. 

Serena registered to vote and a group of friends did the same. For the sole purpose of voting Trump out in the 2020 election. 

After the election and what occurred at the Capitol in 2021, Serena began posting fact-checks about fraud in the election. Friends that she went to high school with were caught up in the lies and the “Stop the Steal” movement.

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Eventually, friends grew tired of her constant rants about what was happening in the government and in politics. Serena had to find another outlet for her political opinions. She moved to Twitter, where it seemed like everyone was discussing and debating politics. Perfect! She quickly grew her following to over 5,000 users—the majority of which came from the Resistance movement. #RESIST

After tiring of debating Trump supporters, who had an excuse for every piece of proof or evidence of facts she put forward. It was no longer good for her mental health. A website, she thought, was the best way to comment on the news and share factual information about what was going on in Washington, D.C. What began as a straight news blog has evolved into a one-stop destination for all content Progressive. She worked with media organizations like The Intercept, Mother Jones, and The Daily Beast, to obtain permission to republish their content. She also found amazing non-profit news organizations that allow republishing of their articles.

The result: A Progressive news website with a social media network (community) built-in that offer free memberships. She hopes to grow the site to become a place where progressives go to get the latest news, videos, podcasts, commentary, as well as to network and interact with other progressives. Members can utilize user groups to plan local events or protests. If we all come together and stand united against the corruption of the establishment in D.C., we could finally see some positive change in this country.

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Who we are

Our main goal is to build a community of like-minded people who are aware of the importance of integrity, honesty, respect, compassion, empathy, and activism. (see our mission statement). Our community will fight for equality, racial justice, abortion rights, women’s rights, raising the minimum wage, universal healthcare, assisting the homeless population, and criminal justice reform. This is not an all-inclusive list by any means, but it should give you an idea of what we stand for.