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Give small farmers and ranchers help to compete with global
agricultural giants; enact farmer-friendly solutions to existing
destructive trade policies.

Rein in political and business interests that degrade the
environment; pass the Apollo Energy Act to provide incentives for clean
technology.

We need a unified security budget to coherently allocate
dollars to the military, homeland security and peacemaking efforts abroad.

Elect Congressional candidates who promise to end the
occupation of Iraq and bring our soldiers home.

Insure that the federal purse supports a progressive vision of economic
progress that benefits all Americans.

Pass new legislation to insure the best healthcare for
America's military personnel and make the Veterans Administration a
model healthcare system.

Rein in the Bush Administration's culture of official secrecy and
restore Congressional oversight of intelligence operations.

Pass the Employee Free Choice Act to create more unions, keep workers
safe from labor-law violations, preserve middle-class jobs and
stabilize the economy.

Stop the dumbing down of America: Enact real reform to prevent the
shrinking market of ideas caused by concentration of media properties
in the hands of the few.

Preserve our nation's core democratic principles by introducing
significant reforms to the Patriot Act.

Blogs

Rahm's depature affords Obama a perfect opportunity to reconnect with his grassroots base.

September 30, 2010

Progressives worry that Obama is being "coy" about the authority he has handed the consumer champion. They're right to worry, and to keep the pressure on.

September 17, 2010

What Obama needs to be doing is in Washington. Three things that the GOP would steadfastly oppose.

May 27, 2010

Live feed of Health Care Summitt.

February 25, 2010

David Plouffe, the Obama campaign manager who was recently tapped for an "expanded role" advising the White House, just cut a video briefing Obama supporters on plans for the coming election year.

February 2, 2010

Watching Barack Obama become President of the United States made me proud and hopeful, but I also found the experience somewhat amusing. I think many of us who were his Hyde Park neighbors and Illinois state senate constituents feel the same way. We may have always believed he was extraordinary, but because he was familiar it is sometimes hard to believe that he is now, as president, the purveyor of such power and the object of such scorn.

January 29, 2010

You know how you can tell the Age of Reagan has ended? Because at his State of the Union address, Barack Obama didn't do any of those ordinary-folks-who-make-a-difference shout-outs to the gallery, as every POTUS (that is, Populist of the United States) has since the Gipper's first SOTU in 1982. But if Obama had called on someone, given the frustrated and hectoring nature of his speech, I bet I know who he would have liked to ask to stand up and take a bow: James O'Keefe, the putative pimp and ACORN slayer.

January 29, 2010

Yesterday it was security, today's it's recovery: another nifty, ubiquitous word that means a whole lot of different things to different people.

January 28, 2010

It was a pleasure to listen to a State of the Union address, especially after eight years of his predecessor's alarmist warnings and warlike thundering, in which war, terrorism, and "rogue states" went almost unmentioned.

January 28, 2010