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Can the entire narrative of the last few months of the Democratic nomination fight be found in the second Star Wars film?

As far as Hillary Clinton is concerned, if you disagree with her gas tax plan, you're an elitist.

Shelby Steele's book on Barack Obama, an outdated critique of identity politics, misses the candidate's essential power.

A conversation with Andrew Bacevich about what conservatives and progressives can hope for in the post-Bush era.

We'd expect Fox News to cover Barack Obama unfairly, but who knew the so-called "liberal media" would follow their lead so often?

Democratic activism and Obama's campaign have turned Doylestown, Pennsylvania, from solid red to purple--maybe even blue.

Can Barack Obama get racially mixed communities in Pennsylvania's small towns to bowl together?

If Obama's remarks on poor white voters were gauche, the responses they elicited have been galling.

He's not a real fighter. He's too pretty and doesn't want to get his looks messed up.

The future has arrived: progressives can make a difference to ensure Barack Obama is our next President.

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President Obama laid out the right vision—what will the anti-poverty movement do to help get us there?

January 25, 2013

The majority of citizens support progressive agenda items like cuts in defense spending and higher taxes on the very rich.

January 23, 2013

It makes no sense to suggest that a poor child could ever have “the same chance to succeed as anybody else.”

January 22, 2013

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow incorrectly stated that no protest permits were requested for President Obama’s second inauguration.

January 22, 2013

Obama’s second inaugural address laid out a new progressive vision. Now we must make it real.

January 21, 2013

Like FDR, Obama should use his second inaugural address to make the vital connection between election results and governing results.

January 20, 2013

Every evidence suggests, in the absence of the reforms proposed by Senators Jeff Merkley and Elizabeth Warren, any debate about meaningful gun-safety legislation will be preempted, any action obstructed.

January 18, 2013

Some members want to end this standoff over the debt ceiling—and all others. 

January 17, 2013

The attention showered on the NRA doesn’t match up with its actual political influence.

January 15, 2013

Cracking down on high-powered guns is not a progressive issue but rather a “sanity issue” that Obama should take on now.

January 15, 2013