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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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Coverage of Newtown, the great Walmart walkout and 2012's most valuable progressives.

December 22, 2012

As he takes the lead in the fight to defend Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the senator has much to teach progressives about how to do politics right.

December 5, 2012

Obstruction has ruled in Albany for too long. The governor must push for a Democratic majority in the New York State Senate.

November 27, 2012

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is standing up to austerity hawks, promoting a “Deal For All” that protects social spending and invests in real growth. 

November 19, 2012

A record turnout for non–white male voters gave the president a mandate to champion.

November 9, 2012

The president won big. Democrats added Senate seats and won the majority of the votes cast for the US House. It’s a mandate. Don’t squander it.

November 9, 2012

President Obama won big on election night, garnering a wider margin of victory than many of his predecessors. Now’s the time for him to act.

November 8, 2012

Social movements must believe in themselves as much as they believe in any politician, and keep fighting for true change. 

November 7, 2012

Protecting freedom does not mean shielding a market from restrictions—it means fighting for economic justice and equality. 

November 5, 2012

Regardless of who wins the presidential election, progressives need to devise a strategy for building a majority.

November 2, 2012