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Progressives are really grasping at straws these days. First we're supposed to get excited because Ralph Nader is running for President as a Green.

In Kennebunk, land of the Bushes,
The men of the cloth all wore tweed.
And one didn't meet any Christians
Like Robertson, Falwell and Reed.

Ralph Nader is running for President, and a fair number of progressives are excited by the prospect. They should be.

We mutter adieu now to Steve,
Who finally decided to leave.
We thought he might never be done
With buying his place in the sun.

By now most of us accept as almost inevitable the idea that education, meaning school reform and access to college, is at or near the top of the political agenda, both in the states and in the na

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Farewell, adieu to Gary Bauer.
We never thought that you'd be our
Next President. Too small. Too sour.
The countryside we'd have to scour

It was the last question at the last New Hampshire town meeting for Bill Bradley.

The Orrin Hatch campaign is done--
Kaput at last, without a doubt.
And now, perhaps, could someone please
Explain what that was all about?

As I travel across the country, I am often asked why progressives should support Bill Bradley for President, as I do.

If politics got real, the debate on campaign finance reform would focus on how ordinary citizens can acquire a measure of power in America's money-drenched democracy.

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This is the time to break with Obama, and her own past, by siding with labor, environmentalists, human rights activists.

April 17, 2015

During the 2008 primary, some of Clinton’s rhetoric left black voters cold. She’ll need to overcome those lingering concerns to win in 2016.

April 16, 2015

The Democratic front-runner would be wise to go all in for this necessary reform.

April 14, 2015

Clinton launched her campaign bemoaning inequality and vowing to fight for everyday Americans. Will she follow through?

April 12, 2015

Lincoln Chafee, who voted against authorizing Bush’s war, challenges Clinton—and her pro-war vote.

April 10, 2015

When it counts, the newest Republican presidential candidate sides with autocrats who thwart local control, democracy and, yes, liberty.

April 7, 2015

Allies of the Wisconsin governor are spending heavily to get control of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court.

April 6, 2015

Martin O’Malley raises a fine concern about Bush-versus-Clinton politics.

March 30, 2015

The newspaper warns it would be “a big mistake” for Democrats to “let Hillary Clinton coast to the presidential nomination without real opposition.”

March 23, 2015

Hillary now claims she’ll implement progressive economic policies—but Bill said the same in 1992.

March 10, 2015