This weekend we have articles on how Obama can advance progressive goals, surprising success with pre-K education in Oklahoma, a primer on immigration reform, how outdated today’s GOP is, and how the rich are getting richer. (More)

Yes he can

Yes He Can: Twenty Ways Obama Can Use Executive Power to Push a Progressive Agenda – A good overview of ways that President Obama can use executive authority to achieve progressive goals on the environment, labor, civil liberties, etc.

Pre-K on the Range – a report on how Oklahoma has developed the highest quality pre-K education system in the US despite being a poor and conservative state

Overhauling Immigration Law: A Brief History and Basic Principles of Reform – a good primer on the history of immigration law and the core issues at stake in the immigration reform debate

Can the Republicans be Saved From Obsolescence – a report on how outdated and out-of-touch with modern values today’s Republican Party has become

Striking it Richer: The Evolution of Top Incomes in the United States – a study of economic inequality in the US, including data on how the top 1% captured more than half of the benefits of economic growth from 1993 through 2011, while that figure has been two-thirds from 2003 through 2007, and 121% of economic gains in 2009-2011.