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What we want from Obama is not social transformation. We want measures to minimize the suffering of people right now.

The capitalists who have run things so far have forfeited all trust and respect. So what will we do now? A Nation Forum.

At almost every level, his choices of people and policy have been calibrated to appease the establishment.

When the government is organizing a movement to back the government in the name of progressive politics, something is seriously awry.

Following the values of progressive patriotism, here's an ambitious agenda for the forty-fourth president's first--and second--terms.

A tribute to a true progressive, tragically silenced forty years ago this week.

Why do conservatives continue to feel oppressed by the "liberal elite"?

The future has arrived: progressives can make a difference to ensure Barack Obama is our next President.

How refreshing it would be if a presidential candidate reminded us of the experience of the New Deal.

Today's progressive message-makers can learn a lot from Franklin Roosevelt's homey "fireside chats."

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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

It’s time to look past the Democratic Party for a truly progressive agenda.

October 23, 2014

Don’t despair that a stalwart New Deal liberal is retiring; celebrate the arrival of a new generation of populist movements and the ascendant wing of the Democratic Party.

September 24, 2014

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