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The draft Democratic Party platform doesn't speak forcefully to the
concerns of ordinary people.

So ABC is arranging its convention coverage around an exhibition football game. NBC is giving us just the acceptance speeches.

The pernicious influence on politics of corporate money isn't confined to donations to candidates and parties.

Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.

So after the excitement fades,
We end up with the norm:
Both candidates are regulars
Who say they're for reform.

On the morning after, people awoke to the drear prospect of "gush and bore" for the next six months, and excitement flew out the window.

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.

Blogs

A Democratic presidential contender raises a provocative issue. It’s time to have this debate.

June 29, 2015

“The American people have the right to hear from the full spectrum of their choices.”

June 24, 2015

Surging in the polls, Sanders gets an important grassroots endorsement.

June 19, 2015

The “you’re fired” billionaire is an oddly good fit for the 2016 presidential race.

June 16, 2015

The 2016 front-runner needs to get comfortable—and specific—about calling out today’s economic royalists.

June 13, 2015

This movement has made raising wages a big issue for 2016.

June 10, 2015

Clinton would do a great service to the country by offering Americans a more expansive view of what freedom requires, and what threatens it.

June 10, 2015

Beyond Iowa and New Hampshire, the insurgent candidate shows signs of strength.

June 7, 2015

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO is running as the anti-Hillary, but the two are more alike than is comfortable.

May 29, 2015

Former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor brings a higher-ground message to the 2016 race.

May 29, 2015