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Protest

Social movements must bring the creative energy of protest culture to electoral campaigns.

No TV ads, no fancy consultants. The staunchly progressive Vermont senator is coasting toward re-election by talking about real issues, listening to voters and organizing.

The 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, who died at 90 on October 21, embraced and inspired the struggle for peace and economic and social justice.

How can progressives balance support for the Democrats with the need to mobilize grassroots support for social and economic causes?

Barack Obama

I wish, just once, an endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate would mull over some serious structural issues that are at stake.

Whatever disappointments progressives have with Obama's first term, we have a profound interest in the popular rejection of the Romney/Ryan ticket.

Hobsbawm’s life and writings will long serve as an inspiration to those who believe that a knowledge of history is essential to working for a better world.

A bullhorn with a sticker reading "Tax the Rich"

What a principled counterattack campaign against the GOP would look like.

Protest against Barack Obama

Where their interests overlap, progressive politics can thrive.

A Romney presidency would rob progressive movements of the oxygen required to grow deeper and broader roots.

Blogs

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