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Remembering a visionary thinker and doer.

NPR's attempt to appease its critics by featuring comment from conservative pundits went a step too far when it let radical right-wing advocate David Horowitz contribute to Howard Zinn's obituary.

Howard Zinn's writings remain essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the upheavals of the '60s

Remembering the pragmatic radical.

Katrina vanden Heuvel urges Democrats to mobilize their base and stop making damaging compromises with the Right.

As part of America's progressive folk tradition, The Tillers demonstrate that the left has long been essential to the country's cultural fabric.

Democrats have tried to act "bipartisan" while Republicans got obstructionist, and the Dems are paying for it.

Many progressives thought we had taken back America in 2008, but the work has just begun.

The Nation asked members of our community and beyond: looking back at Obama's first year in office, what was the high point, and what was your sharpest disappointment?

Disappointment is one thing American liberals can be certain of. Optimism is the real challenge.

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Either neither of them have a place on college campuses, or both do. 

September 15, 2014

A higher minimum wage, better jobs, universal pre-K are the issues that will bring out core voters for the midterms.

March 17, 2014

Vermont independent wants to talk to progressives about a 2016 run, about whether to do so as a Democrat. “If I run,” he says, “my job…is to build the kind of coalition that can win—that can transform politics.”

March 6, 2014

The return of the left-wing fantasy that there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans.

March 3, 2014

Are Alec Baldwin and Bill Maher right about the network?

February 28, 2014

De Blasio wants mayors to turn up the heat on members of Congress who ignore cities.

January 23, 2014

Restauranteur and activist Andy Shallal is making a long shot bid for DC mayor. 

January 22, 2014

The mayor’s move will extend paid sick days to hundreds of thousands of workers—an old fashioned form of economic justice in an era when “innovation” is the buzzword.

January 21, 2014

Here it is fourteen days into the Bill de Blasio mayoralty, and we’re still talking about a tax plan that was supposedly “dead on arrival” even before the Democratic primary back in September.

 

January 14, 2014

Part of their program is to reform how council authority is wielded. How will that affect Bill de Blasio's agenda?

 

January 9, 2014