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Robert Borosage

The irony of American politics is that the right is far weaker than it appears and the left far stronger than it asserts.

Andrew Cuomo

Both the governor and the WFP went into the weekend needing something from the other. The governor walked away with what he wanted. The party got an IOU.

Jerry Brown

He’s brought the state back from the brink—and is poised to easily win re-election.

Ro Khanna

Major tech donors are investing in Ro Khanna. To get to Washington, he’ll have to push another Democrat out of the way.

Bernie Sanders

The Vermont senator has given progressives leverage and a platform, a potent combination.

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.

Blogs

The great progressive senator fought an often lonely battle to prevent banks and credit card companies from rigging the system against working families. His ally then is running for the Senate now.

October 25, 2012

The presidential nominee and Nation contributor never wavered in speaking out against war, poverty and human rights abuses. 

October 22, 2012

Dead at age 90, the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee embraced and inspired the struggle for peace and economic and social justice.

October 21, 2012

President Obama and the Democrats are not the “lesser of two evils.” On the contrary, they are the far superior—and more progressive—choice in 2012.

September 18, 2012

The DNC is electrified by a speaker who was not there, but who crushed Mitt Romney in a debate.

September 4, 2012

Since when did giving millions of dollars to already wealthy corporations become a protest?

August 4, 2012

Green candidate Jill Stein is running a big-ideas, big-activism campaign in the best tradition of transformational third-party politics.

August 2, 2012

At the seventh annual gathering of Netroots, the progressive movement focuses on lessons learned. 

June 11, 2012

Alterman-related news and an excerpt from The Cause.

April 20, 2012