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In an exclusive interview with The Nation, David Plouffe, former campaign manager of Obama for America, talks healthcare, messaging, and organizing after election day.

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, David Plouffe, former campaign manager of Obama for America, talks healthcare, messaging, and organizing after election day.

There are the things the president is doing that he said he would do. These actions can draw plenty of criticism, but not genuine shock. Then there are the things he is not doing which he said he would do.

One year after young voters and organizers helped propel President Obama to victory, are "Obama's youth" still active?

If Obama and his progressive allies hope to defeat the latest assault on federal power, they will need to go beyond his artful ambivalence.

Remembering Senator Edward Kennedy, who broke barriers of personality and partisanship.

Whoever now governs the country (a point on which there was no agreement) is likely to remain resolutely indifferent to the message of Left Forum 2009.

A woman of passion and principle traces the history of the American left. At 101, she's still with us.

All is not well in Obamafanland, as disenchanted supporters entertain the possibility that he is not, in fact, going to save the world.

Obama's hybrid approach to healthcare reform will succeed if progressives come together to support smart, incremental improvements in public programs.

Blogs

The new public advocate says she’ll “call out” anyone who stands in the way of progress. That includes the new mayor.

January 3, 2014

Will 2014 be the year of the liberal moment?

January 3, 2014

Everybody loves the former president. But he was no De Blasio Democrat.

January 2, 2014

The mayor-elect is getting pressure to include more blacks and Latinos among his appointments.

 

December 30, 2013

Forget what the talking heads tell you: our current mayor was often a lot more, and often a lot less, than just a manager.

December 28, 2013

The mayor-elect's calls on behalf of Mark-Viverito have infuriated county Democratic chairmen, who back another candidate.

December 18, 2013

If you’re a liberal, a politician working to deny his constituents government-subsidized healthcare is immoral. If you’re a conservative, it’s the most moral thing in the world.

December 7, 2013

The BDS movement is having a powerful impact in Israel, but there are dangers in applying boycotts to academia.

December 6, 2013

The independent senator is a reluctant prospect. But he says the times demand a progressive alternative to politics as usual.

November 19, 2013

Progressives are waging fights within the Democratic Party, and they’re gaining ground.

November 12, 2013