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It's time for progressives to demand a bolder, "transformational" politics.

Maryland progressive activist Donna Edwards upset veteran Congressman Al
Wynn in a Democratic "fight for the soul of the party" primary,
confirming that sentiment for change extends well beyond

Grassroots Democrats, parched for their party's attention, should play hardball with candidates on Iraq.

The netroots powerhouse is surveying its members on whom to support. It's a test of the candidates and of the progressive movement.

Pushing past TV's divisive debate format, a unusual forum in Iowa Saturday pushed Democratic candidates to really explain where they stand on pollution, immigration and predatory lending.

For war opponents, the election year is a moment of great opportunity--and peril. The challenge is to leverage antiwar sentiment into a victory for peace.

Two new books seek to galvanize progressives at a key political moment: Paul Krugman's The Conscience of a Liberal and Jonathan Chait's The Big Con.

The cranky, quirky and sometimes progressive politics practiced by a generation once considered slackers could be a deciding factor in this presidential election.

Faced with a no-brainer fix to close a tax loophole, Senate Democrats are dithering, caught between the interests of their donors and their voters.

Eight Nation contributors make the best case for their candidate.

Blogs

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