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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.

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The great progressive senator fought an often lonely battle to prevent banks and credit card companies from rigging the system against working families. His ally then is running for the Senate now.

October 25, 2012

The presidential nominee and Nation contributor never wavered in speaking out against war, poverty and human rights abuses. 

October 22, 2012

Dead at age 90, the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee embraced and inspired the struggle for peace and economic and social justice.

October 21, 2012

President Obama and the Democrats are not the “lesser of two evils.” On the contrary, they are the far superior—and more progressive—choice in 2012.

September 18, 2012

The DNC is electrified by a speaker who was not there, but who crushed Mitt Romney in a debate.

September 4, 2012

Since when did giving millions of dollars to already wealthy corporations become a protest?

August 4, 2012

Green candidate Jill Stein is running a big-ideas, big-activism campaign in the best tradition of transformational third-party politics.

August 2, 2012

At the seventh annual gathering of Netroots, the progressive movement focuses on lessons learned. 

June 11, 2012

Alterman-related news and an excerpt from The Cause.

April 20, 2012