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Why a progressive presidency is impossible, for now.

The left's hope lies in reviving the tradition of speaking in credible, urgent, moral ways about policies to aid the great majority.

The role of the left should not be to uphold or defend a government increasingly at odds with the interests of the people, but to change it, drastically and from the ground up.

When politics is driven by the need to turn out your base and policy is dominated by the desire to cater to that base, our baser instincts come to the fore.

The forces stacked against progressive change must not prevent the left from continually fighting for new levels of democratization and social justice.

How do progressives meet the challenge of a daunting midterm election while also laying the ground work for a bolder agenda? TakeAction Minnesota made progressive governing, not Election Day wins, at the forefront of their organizing.

Nine reasons Democrats should embrace immigration reform this year.

To build on the gains of Obama's presidency, progressive activists must focus on recruitment.

Instead of an endless platform of policy ideas, progressives need to tell a shared narrative.

Melissa Harris-Lacewell explains why Obama is not talking about race and what it means for African Americans.

Blogs

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s 10,000-word excoriation of Dr. Cornel West is highly personal. But there is a political fight thrumming beneath the surface.

April 20, 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

The Maryland congresswoman who led the way in opposing Citizens United bids for the newly open seat.

March 12, 2015

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

March 10, 2015

Former Bill Clinton cabinet member calls for “a tough primary challenger.”

March 6, 2015

Labor-allied party in New York  joins national push for a Warren challenge to Hillary Clinton.

February 9, 2015

The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015

Along with hobbling Dodd-Frank, the so-called “Cromnibus” assaults a number of important priorities.

December 12, 2014

The current troubles at The New Republic are an echo of its past. 

December 8, 2014

Progressive senators are objecting to Obama’s latest Wall Street nominee.

November 24, 2014