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Tell us how progressives in Congress can promote bold new initiatives, end an illegal war and call an abusive President to account.

Ten good bills await passage that could make a real difference.

While most politicians win by appealing to the lowest common
denominator, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson takes a decidedly
higher road.

Give a gift that will make the world better.

Mainstream media have transformed the permanent presidential campaign
into a never-ending soap opera. Progressives must create the
movements that will influence whoever decides to run.

It's time for Democrats to break out of their risk-averse habits and
blaze a new trail--if they can only remember how.

Barack Obama has fallen prey to the soft bigotry of unreasonable
expectations from both the right and left.

The Democracy Alliance is taking a page from the conservative Republican
playbook by funding ideas instead of candidates. If only its leaders could
agree on what those ideas are.

An appreciation of one of the last members of the left's "greatest generation," known for her physical courage, warmth and intelligence, who spent a lifetime arguing eloquently for socialism, feminism and peace.

An appreciation of one of the last members of the left's "greatest
generation," known for her physical courage, warmth and intelligence, who
spent a lifetime arguing eloquently for socialism, feminism and peace.

Blogs

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s 10,000-word excoriation of Dr. Cornel West is highly personal. But there is a political fight thrumming beneath the surface.

April 20, 2015

The newspaper warns it would be “a big mistake” for Democrats to “let Hillary Clinton coast to the presidential nomination without real opposition.”

March 23, 2015

The Maryland congresswoman who led the way in opposing Citizens United bids for the newly open seat.

March 12, 2015

Hillary now claims she’ll implement progressive economic policies—but Bill said the same in 1992.

March 10, 2015

Former Bill Clinton cabinet member calls for “a tough primary challenger.”

March 6, 2015

Labor-allied party in New York  joins national push for a Warren challenge to Hillary Clinton.

February 9, 2015

The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015

Along with hobbling Dodd-Frank, the so-called “Cromnibus” assaults a number of important priorities.

December 12, 2014

The current troubles at The New Republic are an echo of its past. 

December 8, 2014

Progressive senators are objecting to Obama’s latest Wall Street nominee.

November 24, 2014