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Protest against Barack Obama

Where their interests overlap, progressive politics can thrive.

Barack Obama and supporters

In a second Obama term, we must organize to win a new social contract for a new economy.

Barack Obama and Timothy Geithner

While preventing a Republican triumph is imperative, we should have no illusions about Obama.

If he wins, he must use his platform and powers to tackle issues from global warming to nuclear arms control.

Occupy Wall Street

In this election and after, we need to write a new story for our changing nation that places care and connection at the center.

Barack Obama

In the contest that comes after November, Obama will be on the wrong team.

A Romney presidency would rob progressive movements of the oxygen required to grow deeper and broader roots.

Senate floor

In four close Western races, the tribal population could tip the balance.

Glacier

The presidential candidates have barely touched on environmental issues in their campaigns—and they both have plenty to answer for. Here’s what voters want to know.

Blogs

Ron Paul may be the purest fiscal conservative, but Tea Partiers have the same concerns about him that other Republicans do: foreign policy and electability. 

December 22, 2011

Health Care Not Warfare campaigners propose a Democratic Caucus alternative to Obama: an uncommitted slate. Others urge caucus goers from both parties to reject current contenders and go uncommitted.

December 20, 2011

Gov. Mitt Romney claims to have consistently opposed anti-gay discrimination throughout his career, but his past statements contradict him. 

December 19, 2011

Republican caucuses, including the influential first in the nation contest in Iowa, will disenfranchise the disabled and members of the military. 

December 18, 2011

After Obama cited Roosevelt in his Kansas speech, Fox News has decided that TR peddled “socialistic nationalism.”

December 7, 2011

Suggesting that poor kids are only good at crime, GOP front-runner renews campaign to end child labor laws and make low-income children “clean the bathrooms.”

December 2, 2011

What is Cain still doing in the GOP's presidential nomination race?

December 1, 2011

Taking the position of former Senator Russ Feingold, former Utah governor positions himself as the anti-bankster candidate -- and a serious alternative to over-the-top corporatism of Romney, Gingrich and their kind.

November 30, 2011