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The role of the left should not be to uphold or defend a government increasingly at odds with the interests of the people, but to change it, drastically and from the ground up.
When politics is driven by the need to turn out your base and policy is dominated by the desire to cater to that base, our baser instincts come to the fore.
The forces stacked against progressive change must not prevent the left from continually fighting for new levels of democratization and social justice.
How do progressives meet the challenge of a daunting midterm election while also laying the ground work for a bolder agenda? TakeAction Minnesota made progressive governing, not Election Day wins, at the forefront of their organizing.
Nine reasons Democrats should embrace immigration reform this year.
To build on the gains of Obama's presidency, progressive activists must focus on recruitment.
Instead of an endless platform of policy ideas, progressives need to tell a shared narrative.
Melissa Harris-Lacewell explains why Obama is not talking about race and what it means for African Americans.
As New York City struggles with continued foreclosures, an anemic economy and large deficits, we hear constant calls to balance the budget on the backs of those most in need. But we believe that the city can plan a recovery that narrows the growing economic divide.
A clash between a feminist activist and a former Guantánamo detainee divides the left.
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