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In American politics, “progressive” is a euphemistic term that means more aggressively Leftist than a mere “liberal”. Ironically, they began using the word “liberal” a century ago as a cover when the word “progressive” became unpopular. Today, the term “progressive” is used to show the specific area that they want to focus on. Progressive policies, in political science, are those which make progress towards goals seen by progressives as benefiting society. Since all politicians claim that their ideas and policies are meant to benefit the public, calling a policy “progressive” may be thought of as meaningless. In 2018, “progressive” means more liberal than mainstream Democrats. (more at Conservapedia…)