Instead of addressing the real problems, Obama and Romney are focusing on deficit reduction.
In the depressed former steel towns of western Pennsylvania, disillusionment with all politicians is deep. The AFL-CIO's labor affiliate is trying to change that.
Both would rather talk about anything but Wall Street’s financing and control of both parties.
Whatever disappointments progressives have with Obama's first term, we have a profound interest in the popular rejection of the Romney/Ryan ticket.
This election has posed a challenge of self-control for Republicans raised on a diet of welfare queens and Willie Horton.
What a principled counterattack campaign against the GOP would look like.
Where their interests overlap, progressive politics can thrive.
In a second Obama term, we must organize to win a new social contract for a new economy.
While preventing a Republican triumph is imperative, we should have no illusions about Obama.