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Will Democrats have the courage to disable the filibuster rule?

Obama's appeal helped the Democrats secure wide gains in the House and Senate.

A wave of progressive women candidates could help steer the next Congress in new directions on war and peace, fair trade and civil liberties.

Nothing brings left and right together like a Big Government intervention on behalf of Big Money.

Fear-mongering pundits and pols question the patriotism of lawmakers and taxpayers who oppose the bailout. They've got it all wrong.

We suffer not only from the loss of innocent life on 9/11, but because the attacks became the rationale for an unjust war. It's time to face the truth.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks about politics, sexism, impeachment, Obama, and her own personal VP pick.

The debate over the Climate Security Act reveals a lot about how the next Congress--and the next President--will address the most urgent issue facing humanity.

The visionary professor who inspired the "free culture" movement takes on money in politics.

As Congress grapples with the wave of foreclosures and bankruptcies resulting from the subprime mess, why are some Dems siding with the banks?

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As he takes the lead in the fight to defend Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the senator has much to teach progressives about how to do politics right.

December 5, 2012

With the determination of newly elected senators like Elizabeth Warren, Democrats may finally have the power to change the rule that’s long held American progress hostage. 

December 4, 2012

Lawmakers shouldn’t be able to block legislation behind closed doors.

December 3, 2012

Who is the real beneficiary of US food aid—those suffering from chronic hunger worldwide, or American agricultural corporations?

November 30, 2012

His congressional career is ending on a sad note, but his House record was characterized by rare independence and courage.

November 23, 2012

In a time of recession, why should the most vulnerable Americans—and not the richest 2 percent—pay the price of US debt?

November 19, 2012

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is standing up to austerity hawks, promoting a “Deal For All” that protects social spending and invests in real growth. 

November 19, 2012

A lame-duck Congress manufactured the current “postal crisis.” This lame-duck Congress could fix it.

November 16, 2012

As Congress nears the so-called "fiscal cliff," they should listen to voters: austerity cuts are unacceptable.

November 13, 2012

After last night's re-election, progressives wonder if the US is in for four more years of extrajudicial killings. 

November 7, 2012