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Robert Borosage

The irony of American politics is that the right is far weaker than it appears and the left far stronger than it asserts.

Andrew Cuomo

Both the governor and the WFP went into the weekend needing something from the other. The governor walked away with what he wanted. The party got an IOU.

Jerry Brown

He’s brought the state back from the brink—and is poised to easily win re-election.

Ro Khanna

Major tech donors are investing in Ro Khanna. To get to Washington, he’ll have to push another Democrat out of the way.

Bernie Sanders

The Vermont senator has given progressives leverage and a platform, a potent combination.

Money in politics

This old American democratic tradition already has deep support at the grassroots.

Early voting

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 LaGuardia

Fiorello La Guardia also took office in a time of crisis—and he was open to new ideas and bold reforms.

Blogs

Calls for bipartisanship ignore the simple reality that the GOP has been captured by the extreme right. 

April 18, 2012

Our democracy needs progressive leaders who govern in a way that makes people’s lives better. 

April 11, 2012

If the anti-Israel boycott's losing vote at the Park Slope Food Coop really was a victory for BDS, that's a bad thing. 

March 31, 2012

Losing Kucinich is a loss for America. 

March 13, 2012

The Occupy movement is following Republican candidates in New Hampshire, raising awareness of their records and asking important questions. 

January 9, 2012

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

November 30, 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

What happened that has led to the conservatives' dominance in the political debate in the country at a time of crisis? What happened to the political left?

September 28, 2011

Headlining Wisconsin's Fighting Bob Fest, the largest annual gathering of progressives in the country, the Vermont senator drew the loudest cheers for a stern warning to the president and his colleagues on the congressional “super-committee” that has been charged with deficit reduction: don’t balance budgets on the backs of working Americans. Make the rich pay their fair share.

September 18, 2011

Instead, of making a comeback bid for office, Russ Finegold will be organizing and campaign as a citizen with much to say about foreign policy and the need for sweeping reform of our politics.

August 19, 2011