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

Front-loaded primaries and a volatile '08 race are creating unprecedented opportunities for progressives. They'll gain traction only if they form a smart, tech-savvy and cohesive movement.

New polling data shows that the majority of Americans are leaning liberal. How long will it take politicians and the media to get that?

Democrats in Congress failed to deliver on their promises, and for progressives that means there's a lot more work to do.

Can the new Students for a Democratic Society avoid the internal conflicts that plagued the original group?

From the pages of The Nation, here's a sampler of Molly Ivins at her best.

Now that Democrats have real power, netroots progressives need to choose their issues--and their tactics.

Dinesh D'Souza revs up the Republican base with a book arguing that lifestyles of the decadent left triggered Muslim anger that led to 9/11.

The civil liberties organization is engulfed in a tumultuous family feud over its controversial leader.

Eight books explore the right-wing assault on American politics and chart a course for a Democratic resurgence.

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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