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If the American people are largely against the war, what's the matter with the antiwar movement? The answer lies with what has happened over the years to the American left.

Matt Stoller, Chris Bowers and Mike Lux have launched a new website designed link progressive outsiders with DC insiders.

The US Social Forum in Atlanta drew visionaries and veterans--of war and social movements--to chart a course for progressives.

Front-loaded primaries and a volatile '08 race are creating unprecedented opportunities for progressives. They'll gain traction only if they form a smart, tech-savvy and cohesive movement.

New polling data shows that the majority of Americans are leaning liberal. How long will it take politicians and the media to get that?

Democrats in Congress failed to deliver on their promises, and for progressives that means there's a lot more work to do.

Can the new Students for a Democratic Society avoid the internal conflicts that plagued the original group?

From the pages of The Nation, here's a sampler of Molly Ivins at her best.

Now that Democrats have real power, netroots progressives need to choose their issues--and their tactics.

Dinesh D'Souza revs up the Republican base with a book arguing that lifestyles of the decadent left triggered Muslim anger that led to 9/11.

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Like Sisyphus, each generation of Democrats is forced to prove to pundits that finally, this time, they've really truly nominated a “moderate.” They’re always doomed to futility.

October 2, 2013

A major pundit argues that poll numbers showing young people’s disatisfaction with American capitalism portends a lurch in American politics to the left. Here’s what that argument misses.

September 19, 2013

The ambassador to the UN acknowledged that there are valid questions about military strikes, but her speech was short on convincing answers. 

September 6, 2013

Rather than limiting third parties' influence, Gov. Andrew Cuomo should work with them to take action on campaign finance reform.

May 9, 2013

Past predictions of progressive ascendancy have foundered on new mass fears no one could have predicted—or new mass fears conservative political entrepreneurs deliberately worked to stoke.

March 25, 2013

The party has always harbored conservatives and sell-outs to big business and pro-austerity boosters. The point is not to deny them, but to beat them.

March 18, 2013

As the Republican party comes to terms with its own obsolescence, the forward-thinking coalition that elected Barack Obama must tackle economic inequality.

January 29, 2013

It is liberals who have been at the forefront of struggles for freedom and liberty.

January 7, 2013

The proposed budget solution “does not generate the revenue necessary for the country to meet its needs.”

January 2, 2013

It is time for progressives to renew the faith of Thomas Paine that we can yet “form the noblest purest constitution on the face of the earth.”

January 1, 2013