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How can the left be as adept as the right-wing spin machine at communicating its political agenda? Learn how to use the tools.

The life and legacy of a fiery New York teachers' advocate gets caught in the crossfire of a changing liberal landscape.

Minnesota Senate candidate Al Franken has won wide support among voters--and conservatives are getting scared.

The left's literary canon has neglected the contributions less-celebrated writers have made to the political significance of literature.

A new wave of grassroots Jewish activism is emerging around issues like housing, healthcare and education.

It's early in the game, but his bid to unseat Minnesota Republican Senator Norm Coleman is gaining strength.

If the American people are largely against the war, what's the matter with the antiwar movement? The answer lies with what has happened over the years to the American left.

Matt Stoller, Chris Bowers and Mike Lux have launched a new website designed link progressive outsiders with DC insiders.

The US Social Forum in Atlanta drew visionaries and veterans--of war and social movements--to chart a course for progressives.

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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