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The waning political power of the Bush Administration
poses a huge opportunity for Democrats to revitalize the party and
challenge the President's flawed vision of hurricane recovery and
continuing involvement in Iraq.

If everything goes according to plan, a voting bloc as influential as the religious right, but progressive, could be established.

David Sirota calls progressives to action with a plan for a grassroots movement that unites fragmented factions.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has been
monitoring elections in emerging democracies ever since the fall of the
Berlin wall, but now it has done something different a

In December the leaders of the Democratic Leadership Council, Al From and Bruce Reed, published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about what the Democrats had to do to attract heartland

At the close of 2004, progressives can be forgiven for feeling they've found themselves in a particularly bleak midwinter.

Politics doesn't grant any long mourning periods. Democrats have to shake off the postelection blues--now--and begin agitating among themselves to create a very different party.

After too many years of watching the Democratic Party and its national candidates lose the crucial ground games of American politics, organized labor, activist groups and wealthy progressives int

The West is not nearly as "red" as the red/blue maps and pundits would suggest.

Blogs

Alterman and Reed respond to the critics, music reviews and the mail.

October 28, 2010

The Nation's Ari Melber takes apart Tea Party candidates' relationship to the media and what it means for the Democrats on the eve of the midterm election.

October 27, 2010

California voters should pass Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana for adults.

October 27, 2010

Since the 2008 election, the Democratic Party has steadily lost momentum. How did that happen? On Democracy Now!, Ari Berman and Nate Silver explain.

October 27, 2010

George Soros isn't backing candidates or parties this year. He's backing an idea: It's Time to End the Drug War.

October 27, 2010

Former DNC chair Howard Dean takes a strong stand for real reform of our dysfunctional election system.

October 26, 2010

The Democratic Party only has itself to blame for growing youth malaise and apathy.

October 25, 2010

Reggae star Ziggy Marley is the new songwriter and pundit for the Prop 19 campaign.

October 22, 2010

Why are Democrats cutting off those Democrats who've supported Obama while rewarding the Blue Dogs who've blocked his legislative agenda with campaign cash?

October 22, 2010

In a high-profile race, the Republican candidate refuses to debate. Why? Because the Democratic incumbent might upset him.

October 21, 2010