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It’s because they are so beholden to their big-money contributors that they can’t fight the GOP even on issues that they know have overwhelming public support.
The president's inaugural address touched all the important bases, except one.
From Cuba to climate change to criminal justice, progressives must push the president to act—and forge a better future.
Nation readers provided good ideas—and a bit of wariness—when asked how Obamas should use his presidential authority.
President Obama’s symbolic recognition of minorities isn’t a substitute for policy, but it does matter.
From Bernie Sanders to Boots Riley, from Marcia Moody to Jane McAlevey, we celebrate nineteen activists, movements and politicians.
The time has come for a showdown between the reformist and accommodationist wings of the party.
We need to intensify the engagement of grassroots Democrats with progressive ideals.
In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.
Chairman Ben Bernanke, who’s been sounding the alarm, is attacked constantly by the right. He and his allies need support from a mostly silent left.
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