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Voces de la Frontera

From Bernie Sanders to Boots Riley, from Marcia Moody to Jane McAlevey, we celebrate nineteen activists, movements and politicians.

Capitol building

The time has come for a showdown between the reformist and accommodationist wings of the party.

How to save the Democratic party

We need to intensify the engagement of grassroots Democrats with progressive ideals.

Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

Chairman Ben Bernanke, who’s been sounding the alarm, is attacked constantly by the right. He and his allies need support from a mostly silent left.

Protest

Social movements must bring the creative energy of protest culture to electoral campaigns.

No TV ads, no fancy consultants. The staunchly progressive Vermont senator is coasting toward re-election by talking about real issues, listening to voters and organizing.

The 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, who died at 90 on October 21, embraced and inspired the struggle for peace and economic and social justice.

How can progressives balance support for the Democrats with the need to mobilize grassroots support for social and economic causes?

Barack Obama

I wish, just once, an endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate would mull over some serious structural issues that are at stake.

Blogs

Calls for bipartisanship ignore the simple reality that the GOP has been captured by the extreme right. 

April 18, 2012

Our democracy needs progressive leaders who govern in a way that makes people’s lives better. 

April 11, 2012

If the anti-Israel boycott's losing vote at the Park Slope Food Coop really was a victory for BDS, that's a bad thing. 

March 31, 2012

Losing Kucinich is a loss for America. 

March 13, 2012

The Occupy movement is following Republican candidates in New Hampshire, raising awareness of their records and asking important questions. 

January 9, 2012

Jonathan Chait has it backwards: Progressives' problem has been too much loyalty to the President, not too little.

November 30, 2011

Labor and community activists need 540,000 signatures to recall Walker. After 2 weeks (and with 6 weeks to go) they're more than half way to their goal.

November 28, 2011

What happened that has led to the conservatives' dominance in the political debate in the country at a time of crisis? What happened to the political left?

September 28, 2011

Headlining Wisconsin's Fighting Bob Fest, the largest annual gathering of progressives in the country, the Vermont senator drew the loudest cheers for a stern warning to the president and his colleagues on the congressional “super-committee” that has been charged with deficit reduction: don’t balance budgets on the backs of working Americans. Make the rich pay their fair share.

September 18, 2011

Instead, of making a comeback bid for office, Russ Finegold will be organizing and campaign as a citizen with much to say about foreign policy and the need for sweeping reform of our politics.

August 19, 2011