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This old American democratic tradition already has deep support at the grassroots.
The focus of left politics must be to change the terms of a debate that leaves us with impoverished choices. It's only in the context of a shriveled political imagination that that looks like nihilism.
The full text of the new Seattle city council member’s inauguration speech.
Fiorello La Guardia also took office in a time of crisis—and he was open to new ideas and bold reforms.
We celebrate these heroes both for their accomplishments of the past year and their determination to do even more in 2014.
Liberals are pushing a range of measures that challenge Obama administration policy.
A new history of the party is too close to its subject, and misses the human drama.
Liberalism—including much of what’s published in this magazine—seems well-intentioned but inadequate. The solution lies in the re-emergence of American radicalism.
Can he make New York the “progressive capital of the nation”—by empowering Republicans?
It’s because they are so beholden to their big-money contributors that they can’t fight the GOP even on issues that they know have overwhelming public support.
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