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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.
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?
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.
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