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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

The president missed a chance to highlight his support for workplace equality for women, in contrast to Republican opposition. 

October 16, 2012

American voters care about rising inequality in the US. So why don’t presidential candidates seem to? 

October 16, 2012

There were no questions asked about poverty in the first presidential debate. Here are fifteen suggestions for tonight.

October 16, 2012

Tonight's debate is the perfect opportunity to call out Romney’s campaign dishonesty. 

October 16, 2012

Confronted on central premise of GOP campaign—cutting taxes and balancing budgets—Ryan asks voters to “fill in the details” after the election. That’s the big fail that gave the night to Biden.

October 12, 2012

The recent spate of voting laws clearly aren't about fraud. They're about keeping young, minority voters away from the polls. 

October 5, 2012

Third-party candidates would force Obama and Romney to break from their scripted speeches and give some real answers. 

October 2, 2012

If Obama and Romney answered these questions, voters would have a deeper understanding of poverty in this country and the next president’s vision for taking it on.

October 2, 2012

Pennsylvania’s voter ID law is one of eleven voter suppression laws invalidated by state or federal courts in the past year.

October 2, 2012

Voting rights advocates scored a partial victory today when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sent the state’s voter ID law back to the lower court for a new hearing.

September 18, 2012