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Urban centers are by their nature spawning grounds of progressive politics.

Some progressive municipal officials have jumped beyond the boundaries of their communities to address state and national issues.

Progressive cities in a conservative sea.

How a prospective biochemist became a muckraker and champion of media reform

Launched last year on a wing and a prayer, it's still aloft and gaining altitude.

Judicial victories aren't enough.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, Andy Stern and Peter Kwong discuss how to bring about a new New Deal.

The lockdown strategy has made America less safe. there's a better approach.

Do progressives and Democrats have a future in the South?

The Los Angeles mayoral race raises difficult questions for progressives.

Blogs

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

De Blasio wants mayors to turn up the heat on members of Congress who ignore cities.

January 23, 2014

Restauranteur and activist Andy Shallal is making a long shot bid for DC mayor. 

January 22, 2014

The mayor’s move will extend paid sick days to hundreds of thousands of workers—an old fashioned form of economic justice in an era when “innovation” is the buzzword.

January 21, 2014