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Weary of tax cuts for the rich, state politicians are rethinking their aversion to tax-and-spend.

Working For Us, a new coalition of unions and Internet activists, seeks to reform the Democratic Party from the ground up.

Did the recent College Democrats of New York State Convention augur a new day for the Democratic Party?

The candidates ignored race, class and religion, and fumbled the key question of how to get out of Iraq.

Public anxiety over the economy could lead to a permanent restructuring of America's political parties.

After four years in Iraq, America and the world are crying for a way out of the bloodshed. Can Democrats lead the way?

College Republicans staged a tasteless game at NYU and hundreds of students showed up to oppose them.

John Edwards's netroots flap only proves that Democrats should tap into bloggers' energy and learn to manage their passions.

Jim Webb's blunt talk on populist economics challenges Democrats to craft a 2008 strategy that allows all Americans to share the wealth.

Jim Webb's gutsy response to Bush's unconvincing State of the Union message bodes well for the Democratic Party.

Blogs

Talking about opportunity alone fails to address the unfairness of the current system.

July 7, 2014

Yes, the far right performed well in Europe’s elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.

June 9, 2014

The neverending story of a nonexistent conspiracy.

April 3, 2014

The move to protect Social Security is a huge victory for liberals inside and outside of Congress. 

February 20, 2014

Despite some stutter steps backward, the relationship between business and the modern right has always advanced in the exact same basic direction: toward romance.

November 12, 2013

The Tea Party may be plummeting in public esteem, but it is taking government down with it.

October 15, 2013

The governor’s attack on “cross-endorsements” is really a ploy to ban the pesky third party that stands up to corporate interests.

April 24, 2013

The party has always harbored conservatives and sell-outs to big business and pro-austerity boosters. The point is not to deny them, but to beat them.

March 18, 2013

What’s next for the Democratic Party? Nation writer John Nichols appears on The Ed Show to forecast upcoming legislative battles.

February 11, 2013

Obama’s ‘War on the GOP’ is as real as the liberals’ ‘War on Christmas.’

January 27, 2013