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Destruction from Super Storm Sandy

If we can learn one thing from Superstorm Sandy, it's that we ignore climate change at our own peril.

Aid to neighborhoods populated by New York City's low-income residents and people of color has been largely absent.

Whoever wins on November 6, progressive campaigns will continue to target the tiny elite that rules the country.

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.

Hurricane Sandy water

It’s time to ditch the political euphemisms, and start calling lies, theft and greed by their true name.

On October 22, people across the country gathered for the seventeenth National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.

How can progressives balance support for the Democrats with the need to mobilize grassroots support for social and economic causes?

American Freedom Defense Initiative's Islamophobic ad campaign faced massive pushback from the forces of decency and justice.

The documentary, starring the late Andrew Breitbart, is a deranged hodge-podge of bizarre memes, wild dot-connecting and unadulterated fury.

Protest against Barack Obama

Where their interests overlap, progressive politics can thrive.

Blogs

Winning on abortion rights means talking—and listening—to voters in a new way.

April 15, 2014

Years of Living Dangerously will make you boiling mad about the climate calamity that awaits us in the twenty-first century.  

April 15, 2014

A young Occupy Wall Street activist ended up in the hospital after her arrest. So why is she the one being prosecuted for assault?

April 14, 2014

Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?

April 14, 2014

A large group of Harvard faculty release an open letter to President Drew Gilpin Faust calling forcefully for fossil-fuel divestment.

April 10, 2014

After the triumphs and troubles of his first three months in office, the mayor lays claim to grassroots, people-powered movement politics.

April 10, 2014

A wave of campus action sparks mass mobilization, police repression—and administrative concessions.

April 8, 2014

Students and workers stand up in the face of Renaissance Hotel’s horrific labor practices.

April 7, 2014

The UK seems keen on abandoning its most vulnerable workers to the rule of the master of the house.

April 4, 2014

States are cutting back voting days, repealing same-day registration and creating strict voter identification requirements.

April 3, 2014