THE NEXT PROGRESSIVE FOREIGN POLICY. I was confused as to why the panel on the next progressive foreign policy was comprised of Peter Beinart, Ken Baer, and Steve Clemons -- not the most traditionally progressive foreign policy crew one might hope to find. It turns out that Baer's journal Democracy was actually asked to plan the thing. So that makes more sense. The question is, why is YearlyKos outsourcing their most explicit panel of progressivism and foreign policy to a moderate journal led by two former Iraq hawks? The issue isn't the intelligence or legitimacy of the members of the panel, but why such a crucial topic was farmed out to journal that's often been quite at odds with the netroots, and the foreign policy progressivism that so powers DailyKos.