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When the Democratic Party fails to use government’s extensive powers to reverse economic disorder, it must be the end of the line for the governing ideology inherited from Roosevelt, Truman and Johnson.
November's elections were a wake up call for movements around labor, the environment, immigration and education. Did activists tether themselves too closely to Democrats? What should they do now? A Nation special package.
Obama's mistakes in office are nowhere near the whole story. The rest of us must shoulder our share of the blame, too.
It’s time for us to go big, challenge the limits of the debate and organize from the outside in.
Democrats should respond to the election results by getting things done for the American people.
Obama doesn't have the spine for the job. Russ Feingold does.
Conventional wisdom says Republicans made gains in the midterms because Obama tried to do too much and was too liberal. Wrong.
Katrina vanden Heuvel joins a panel of journalists, writers and political strategists to dissect the Democrat's prospects for this year's midterm elections.
Ari Berman's Herding Donkeys shows how Howard Dean's unsuccessful bid for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination was the foundation for Barack Obama's victory in 2008.
Why progressives need to own Obama's achievements—and build a movement to pressure him to do more.
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