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The Center for American Progress was conceived as the Democratic answer to the Heritage Foundation...

If ever there was an event that called for reflection on what was left of the New Left, it was the 1981 Brink's robbery.

Paul Wellstone won elections as a progressive by energizing and
mobilizing a large base, staying close to community organizing efforts
of all kinds and fearlessly pressing a bold agenda.

During the two years when he was exploring a bid for the 2000 Democratic
presidential nomination, Paul Wellstone spent a lot of time trying to
figure out how a progressive could get elected to

"You are the heirs of one of the country's great traditions, the
Progressive movement that started late in the nineteenth century and
remade the American experience piece by piece," Bill Moyers

I did a double take when I got to the eighth paragraph of the
Washington Post's eleven-paragraph August 21 news story on Kathy
Boudin's parole.

Kathy Boudin's parole from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility after
twenty-two years is welcome and overdue.

When Paul Wellstone perished in a plane crash along with his wife, his
daughter and three members of his staff in October 2002, the horror of
his death nearly overshadowed the meaning of his li

Sidney Hook, the Marxist philosopher-turned-neoconservative who once
mistakenly listed I.F.

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Calls for bipartisanship ignore the simple reality that the GOP has been captured by the extreme right. 

April 18, 2012

Our democracy needs progressive leaders who govern in a way that makes people’s lives better. 

April 11, 2012

If the anti-Israel boycott's losing vote at the Park Slope Food Coop really was a victory for BDS, that's a bad thing. 

March 31, 2012

Losing Kucinich is a loss for America. 

March 13, 2012

The Occupy movement is following Republican candidates in New Hampshire, raising awareness of their records and asking important questions. 

January 9, 2012

Jonathan Chait has it backwards: Progressives' problem has been too much loyalty to the President, not too little.

November 30, 2011

Labor and community activists need 540,000 signatures to recall Walker. After 2 weeks (and with 6 weeks to go) they're more than half way to their goal.

November 28, 2011

What happened that has led to the conservatives' dominance in the political debate in the country at a time of crisis? What happened to the political left?

September 28, 2011

Headlining Wisconsin's Fighting Bob Fest, the largest annual gathering of progressives in the country, the Vermont senator drew the loudest cheers for a stern warning to the president and his colleagues on the congressional “super-committee” that has been charged with deficit reduction: don’t balance budgets on the backs of working Americans. Make the rich pay their fair share.

September 18, 2011

Instead, of making a comeback bid for office, Russ Finegold will be organizing and campaign as a citizen with much to say about foreign policy and the need for sweeping reform of our politics.

August 19, 2011