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Whatever disappointments progressives have with Obama's first term, we have a profound interest in the popular rejection of the Romney/Ryan ticket.

Hobsbawm’s life and writings will long serve as an inspiration to those who believe that a knowledge of history is essential to working for a better world.

A bullhorn with a sticker reading "Tax the Rich"

What a principled counterattack campaign against the GOP would look like.

Protest against Barack Obama

Where their interests overlap, progressive politics can thrive.

A Romney presidency would rob progressive movements of the oxygen required to grow deeper and broader roots.

protest

It's time we kick the “lesser of two evils” excuse and engage in a true political conversation. 

Congress

Even if Obama wins, he won’t be able to accomplish much if progressives don’t do well in legislative races. Here are ten worthy contenders.

Electoral map

Democrats have a rich opportunity to push electoral reform at the state level.

One year after Occupy Wall Street first shook the world, what lies ahead for the movement?

A People's Platform for the Democratic Party

Three cheers for the full embrace of LGBT rights! Here are six more progressive planks for Democrats.

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The great progressive senator fought an often lonely battle to prevent banks and credit card companies from rigging the system against working families. His ally then is running for the Senate now.

October 25, 2012

The presidential nominee and Nation contributor never wavered in speaking out against war, poverty and human rights abuses. 

October 22, 2012

Dead at age 90, the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee embraced and inspired the struggle for peace and economic and social justice.

October 21, 2012

President Obama and the Democrats are not the “lesser of two evils.” On the contrary, they are the far superior—and more progressive—choice in 2012.

September 18, 2012

The DNC is electrified by a speaker who was not there, but who crushed Mitt Romney in a debate.

September 4, 2012

Since when did giving millions of dollars to already wealthy corporations become a protest?

August 4, 2012

Green candidate Jill Stein is running a big-ideas, big-activism campaign in the best tradition of transformational third-party politics.

August 2, 2012

At the seventh annual gathering of Netroots, the progressive movement focuses on lessons learned. 

June 11, 2012

Alterman-related news and an excerpt from The Cause.

April 20, 2012