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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

Support the Working Families Party—a real progressive alternative.

October 13, 2010

On a Saturday in June, workers, students and allies of UNITE HERE Local 217’s downtown Providence hotels marched in solidarity with gay rights activists in the Rhode Island Pride Parade.

October 12, 2010

StudentNation writer James Cersonsky reports from the Washington, DC, One Nation Working Together March.

October 5, 2010

Instead of installing another Washington insider in a top position, Obama should look for someone with credibility among the party's grassroots base.

October 4, 2010

It seems odd to quote Bill Clinton when it's Obama's recycling of Clintonite politicians that has helped get us into this mess, but there it is. "It's the economy, stupid."

September 30, 2010

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

September 30, 2010

In an exlusive video on TheNation.com, Ari Berman premieres the trailer for his new book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics.

September 27, 2010

Funny how here in the U.S. we've only heard about one extreme: the Tea Party movement, the angry, anti-government, pro-gun, far white.

September 21, 2010

Highlights from a panel from the US Social Forum on the politics of the contemporary American student Left.

September 17, 2010

Progressive scored a victory last night in a closely watched House race in New Hampshire, improving Democrats' odds in the general election.

September 15, 2010