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Hands Off Our Pensions

What US progressives can learn from British efforts to fight inequality.

Occupy Wall Street

Will it last? Skeptics are entitled to their doubts, but I'm confident that, as with the Populist movement of a century ago, OWS will bring lasting change

The movement’s urgent challenge is to meet organized repression with organized resistance.

As Occupy Wall Street goes global, we must define a bold, clear vision going forward. The stakes have never been higher.

Barack Obama

Facing a primary challenger might force Obama to embrace progressive ideals—and he can’t win 2012 if he doesn’t.

American flag

Van Jones of Green For All has joined MoveOn.org, the Campaign for America’s Future and dozens of other progressive organizations to challenge the reign of private interests.

To recover lost ground, progressives should focus more on civil society than electoral politics.

Without turning into sentimental left-wing pageantry, Kushner’s new play illuminates radicalism and makes art of sectarian dreams and failures.

Reclaiming the Politics of Freedom

Since the ’70s, liberals and leftists have misidentified the source of conservatism’s appeal.

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