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Liberal bloggers were just one aspect of a sophisticated netroots
strategy that led Ned Lamont to victory. Lamont must now leverage his
digital constituency to force Joe Lieberman to drop his independent bid
and win the support of a broad spectrum of voters.

Without a motivated base, fundraising capacity or resonant message, Joe
Lieberman is now in free-fall, lacking the strength and credibility to
run as an independent.

In New Haven, Joe Lieberman dismissed questions about a possible
independent run if he is defeated in today's primary by antiwar
candidate Ned Lamont and declared if re-elected to the Senate, he
would not change his ways.

The Lamont/Lieberman Democratic primary race is a referendum not only on the Iraq War but on a new vision for the Democratic Party.

Two Republican primaries in the Deep South expose potentially serious cracks in the party's religious-right foundation.

As progressive bloggers seek the ouster of Joe Lieberman, they have recruited "Reagan Democrat" Jim Webb to challenge George
Allen in Virginia. What does this say about netroots Democrats'
emerging electoral strategy--if there is one?

Peace sentiments are rising among the American public and even in
the much-divided Democrats. What does this mean for electoral politics
and for the course of a war that seems to have no end in sight?

Elections are decided by message, money and mobilization. The Democrats' choice of tactics for the latter may determine not only the outcome of the '06 elections but the party's future.

Americans know it's time to end the US presence in Iraq. They will
reward the party that offers a plan for leaving before more American
soldiers--and countless Iraqis--are killed.

What is the born-again East Texas word for chutzpah? Whatever it is, Tom DeLay displays enormous amounts, as he exits Congress and faces corruption charges.

Blogs

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on Morning Joe to discuss how Washington’s recent policy polls reflect American sentiments on the government’s role in leading the country in the wrong direction.

August 6, 2014

Progressives need a counterweight to the ALEC, one built and operated with progressive values in mind. And soon, we might have one.

July 29, 2014

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