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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.

Battleground 2012: Can Obama Win North Carolina Again?

In this crucial swing state, organizers are betting that a strong grassroots ground game can defeat Romney’s Super PAC cash.

How to Launch a Mass Movement for Economic Justice

Progressive leaders are rolling out a bold plan to push Washington off the austerity path. But can they deliver?

Healthcare Advocates: Time To Bury the Hatchet

As a former insurance flack, I know progressive infighting over Obamacare will play right into the industry's hands.

Let’s celebrate a new generation of activists who challenge the powerful and mobilize the masses.

A Politics for the 99 Percent

Progressives must take the fall election seriously, even as they challenge the limits of the debate.

A woman at an Occupy Boston protest

Why is it so hard to understand that women's rights are an economic issue?

Scott Walker

The protests in Wisconsin have inspired a new generation of candidates—and they’re winning.

If their fortunes are ever to revive, liberals must find a way to recapture FDR’s militant and optimistic spirit.

Ron Paul

He’s against most of what we’re for. What is it with progressive mancrushes on right-wing Republicans?

Blogs

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

Here it is fourteen days into the Bill de Blasio mayoralty, and we’re still talking about a tax plan that was supposedly “dead on arrival” even before the Democratic primary back in September.

 

January 14, 2014

Part of their program is to reform how council authority is wielded. How will that affect Bill de Blasio's agenda?

 

January 9, 2014

To carry out its ambitious progressive agenda, the de Blasio administration needs focus on sustained citizen engagement.

January 8, 2014