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Money in politics

This old American democratic tradition already has deep support at the grassroots.

Early voting

The focus of left politics must be to change the terms of a debate that leaves us with impoverished choices. It's only in the context of a shriveled political imagination that that looks like nihilism.

The full text of the new Seattle city council member’s inauguration speech.

Fiorello LaGuardia

Fiorello La Guardia also took office in a time of crisis—and he was open to new ideas and bold reforms.

2013 Progressive Honor Roll

We celebrate these heroes both for their accomplishments of the past year and their determination to do even more in 2014.

Bill de Blasio

Liberals are pushing a range of measures that challenge Obama administration policy.

Bobby Seale at a “Free Huey!” rally on July 14, 1968, in West Oakland, CA

A new history of the party is too close to its subject, and misses the human drama.

Liberalism—including much of what’s published in this magazine—seems well-intentioned but inadequate. The solution lies in the re-emergence of American radicalism.

Can he make New York the “progressive capital of the nation”—by empowering Republicans?

Blogs

Like Sisyphus, each generation of Democrats is forced to prove to pundits that finally, this time, they've really truly nominated a “moderate.” They’re always doomed to futility.

October 2, 2013

A major pundit argues that poll numbers showing young people’s disatisfaction with American capitalism portends a lurch in American politics to the left. Here’s what that argument misses.

September 19, 2013

The ambassador to the UN acknowledged that there are valid questions about military strikes, but her speech was short on convincing answers. 

September 6, 2013

Rather than limiting third parties' influence, Gov. Andrew Cuomo should work with them to take action on campaign finance reform.

May 9, 2013

Past predictions of progressive ascendancy have foundered on new mass fears no one could have predicted—or new mass fears conservative political entrepreneurs deliberately worked to stoke.

March 25, 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

As the Republican party comes to terms with its own obsolescence, the forward-thinking coalition that elected Barack Obama must tackle economic inequality.

January 29, 2013

It is liberals who have been at the forefront of struggles for freedom and liberty.

January 7, 2013

The proposed budget solution “does not generate the revenue necessary for the country to meet its needs.”

January 2, 2013

It is time for progressives to renew the faith of Thomas Paine that we can yet “form the noblest purest constitution on the face of the earth.”

January 1, 2013