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Maya Soetero-Ng

Like her brother, President Obama, Soetoro-Ng wants to revamp school systems and broaden test-focused curriculums.

Gather some friends, pick a tax dodger and get on the street!

The former senator talks about money and politics, connecting with voters in the age of mass media and his future in public life.

The arc of history bends towards justice, but it will not bend by itself.

Obama's election was not the game changer progressives hoped for. For that, we need to remake our democracy's rules.

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.

Democrats should respond to the election results by getting things done for the American people.

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Coverage of Newtown, the great Walmart walkout and 2012's most valuable progressives.

December 22, 2012

As he takes the lead in the fight to defend Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the senator has much to teach progressives about how to do politics right.

December 5, 2012

Obstruction has ruled in Albany for too long. The governor must push for a Democratic majority in the New York State Senate.

November 27, 2012

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is standing up to austerity hawks, promoting a “Deal For All” that protects social spending and invests in real growth. 

November 19, 2012

A record turnout for non–white male voters gave the president a mandate to champion.

November 9, 2012

The president won big. Democrats added Senate seats and won the majority of the votes cast for the US House. It’s a mandate. Don’t squander it.

November 9, 2012

President Obama won big on election night, garnering a wider margin of victory than many of his predecessors. Now’s the time for him to act.

November 8, 2012

Social movements must believe in themselves as much as they believe in any politician, and keep fighting for true change. 

November 7, 2012

Protecting freedom does not mean shielding a market from restrictions—it means fighting for economic justice and equality. 

November 5, 2012

Regardless of who wins the presidential election, progressives need to devise a strategy for building a majority.

November 2, 2012