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The I-word, back on the table; Fannie Lou Hamer and the Democrats.

Does Obama's candidacy represent a progressive paradigm shift--or is he just another mainstream Democrat?

The Democratic nominee is betting on the basic decency of the American people, their hunger for a discussion of issues and their desire for real change.

It's time for candidates to focus on issues missing from the debate so far: the bloated military budget, an exit from Bush's "war on terror," our failing infrastructure and the deepening financial crisis.

Routinely ridiculed as a political eccentric, Kucinich is a braver progressive than most. As he fights for his political life, he deserves our support.

Maryland progressive activist Donna Edwards upset veteran Congressman Al
Wynn in a Democratic "fight for the soul of the party" primary,
confirming that sentiment for change extends well beyond

With the Congressional race under way, the essential question is: will the Democrats be more progressive post-Bush?

Is America ready for a nonideological problem solver with liberal views on gun control, gay rights and abortion?

Democratic campaigns are refining the art of reaching more people.

This could be the year that Democrats finally let the people play a role in politics.

Blogs

Conservatives love Cruz’s brand of “truth” telling—but will it come back to haunt him?

March 23, 2015

It’s way too early to bet the future of the country on the Clintons’ ability to avoid scandal.

March 4, 2015

The right to vote is under the most sustained attack since King marched from Selma to Montgomery.

January 16, 2015

Eric Alterman on Jazz at Lincoln Center and Reed Richardson's tips for navigating the upcoming 2016 election.

January 12, 2015

Ferguson teaches us that in elections for local law-enforcement posts the most fundamental choices are made.

November 26, 2014

In red and blue regions, north and south, urban and rural, calls for a constitutional amendent to overturn Citizens United won huge.

November 13, 2014

Electoral politics is but one tool the grassroots must use to create change.

November 10, 2014

The number of voters impacted by new voting restrictions exceeded the margin of victory in close races in North Carolina, Kansas, Virginia and Florida.

November 6, 2014

The short answer: Pretty badly, but it could have been worse.

November 5, 2014

California’s voters defied national trends.

November 5, 2014