The Democracy Alliance is taking a page from the conservative Republican
playbook by funding ideas instead of candidates. If only its leaders could
agree on what those ideas are.
An appreciation of one of the last members of the left's "greatest generation," known for her physical courage, warmth and intelligence, who spent a lifetime arguing eloquently for socialism, feminism and peace.
An appreciation of one of the last members of the left's "greatest
generation," known for her physical courage, warmth and intelligence, who
spent a lifetime arguing eloquently for socialism, feminism and peace.
Is the coziness of progressives and foreign policy realists a strategic alliance or a sign that the conservative co-optation of "human rights" has disillusioned the left?
The Yearly Kos Convention revealed a blogosphere whose media critique
is hampered by its political ambitions. Why can't progressives repair
the press, not dismantle it?
In the Bush era, the green movement has become a paper tiger. It must
regroup, reframe and reach out across the lines of race and class that
have kept environmental issues at the political fringe.
A movement is growing that aims to build a politics of decency and
sanity, which speaks to the generosity of the American people. It's not going to be easy, but it's time to rock the boat.
American foreign policy is shaped by a myth of national righteousness. In two new books, Peter Beinart abuses history to suggest liberals embrace this myth, while Stephen Kinzer uses America's history of involvement in foreign coups to reveal why we cannot.
American politics is on the brink of momentous change. A deep shift in priorities and a surge of new ideas can lead to a new governing order grounded in a determination to give people back their future.
Barack Obama talks a great progressive game. But his record so far shows he has a proven ability to mix charisma with deference to the establishment.