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Routinely ridiculed as a political eccentric, Kucinich is a braver progressive than most. As he fights for his political life, he deserves our support.

Maryland progressive activist Donna Edwards upset veteran Congressman Al
Wynn in a Democratic "fight for the soul of the party" primary,
confirming that sentiment for change extends well beyond

With the Congressional race under way, the essential question is: will the Democrats be more progressive post-Bush?

Is America ready for a nonideological problem solver with liberal views on gun control, gay rights and abortion?

Democratic campaigns are refining the art of reaching more people.

This could be the year that Democrats finally let the people play a role in politics.

Throw polls and pundits out the window: the race will be decided not by kingmakers but by the voters themselves.

As Democratic candidates strive to keep their messages upbeat and cheerful, they should take a lesson from the environmental movement on the power of fear to motivate political change.

Have Democrats already blown the biggest swing state?

The cranky, quirky and sometimes progressive politics practiced by a generation once considered slackers could be a deciding factor in this presidential election.

Blogs

Governor Walker thinks his money can beat a recall. He’s wrong.

December 18, 2011

A new poll suggests that the pointman for the Republican assault on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid could lose.

December 14, 2011

The slanderous attack ads against Warren are doing nothing to dampen enthusiasm for her campaign.

December 9, 2011

Progressives will march Saturday from the Koch brothers’ headquarters to the UN to demand an end to the attack on voting rights in America.

December 9, 2011

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

December 7, 2011

The congressman from Texas has taken a stand for something the rest of his party seems to reject: seriousness about the presidential race.

December 5, 2011

An old campaign tape reveals that Scott Walker, who is spending millions to avert a recall election, once hailed them as democracy in action.

December 3, 2011

Jonathan Chait has it backwards: Progressives' problem has been too much loyalty to the President, not too little.

November 30, 2011

Two weeks into the drive to remove Scott Walker, more than half the required signatures have been gathered.

November 29, 2011

Labor and community activists need 540,000 signatures to recall Walker. After 2 weeks (and with 6 weeks to go) they're more than half way to their goal.

November 28, 2011