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If the United States ever wishes to leave Afghanistan, it requires a sustained engagement using all elements of national power--military, economic and diplomatic.

The time is ripe for another another progressive revolution: we only have to make it happen.

If the new Populist Caucus is to make a difference in Congress, its members must channel popular fury at Wall Street's amen corner on Capitol Hill.

What we want from Obama is not social transformation. We want measures to minimize the suffering of people right now.

The capitalists who have run things so far have forfeited all trust and respect. So what will we do now? A Nation Forum.

At almost every level, his choices of people and policy have been calibrated to appease the establishment.

When the government is organizing a movement to back the government in the name of progressive politics, something is seriously awry.

Following the values of progressive patriotism, here's an ambitious agenda for the forty-fourth president's first--and second--terms.

A tribute to a true progressive, tragically silenced forty years ago this week.

Why do conservatives continue to feel oppressed by the "liberal elite"?

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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