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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.

Despite the frigid weather, the line to get into Hammerstein Ballroom snaked all the way down Manhattan's 34th Street the night of January 12. Vendors hawked shirts with slogans like "George W.

George Bush is not the only one who has to fight a two-front war in the months ahead. So do progressives who want to take power in 2004--and beyond.

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Solid progressive Senators like Russ Feingold, the sole Senate vote against the Patriot Act, are feeling the lash this election cycle because of misplaced anger from the Tea Partyers and Republicans decrying "big government" while enjoying cash from big business.

September 8, 2010

She's supposed to know something about technology. But millionaire Senate candidate Carly Fiorina seems to be most interested in subdividing the net so that her pals can make money.

September 2, 2010

Could the Democrat who didn't stand a chance beat Palin's protege? A new poll says "yes."

August 30, 2010

Democratic primary voters in Florida rejected "meltdown mogul" Jeff Greene.

August 25, 2010

The former president has done yeoman's work for Democrat Kendrick Meek, who now looks likely to beat his billionaire primary foe.

August 24, 2010

Parties of the right have moderate players—even leaders—in other countries. But not the US, where the proud tradition of moderate Republicanism is pretty much dead.

August 21, 2010

The Nation's Ari Melber and Andrew Langer of the Institute for Liberty debate the reason the Tea Party lost to the GOP in three primaries this week.

August 6, 2010

Melissa Harris-Lacewell talks about the key losses for the Tea Party in the Michigan and Missouri primaries.

August 5, 2010

Palin's influence on the Republican primaries of 2010 suggests that she is the most influential player in the GOP and perhaps the party's best-positioned 2012 contender. Just look what she did in Georgia.

July 21, 2010

National Organization for Women says it is time for the Louisiana senator—a patron of prostitutes and employer of an abusive aide—to go.

July 6, 2010