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Hands Off Our Pensions

What US progressives can learn from British efforts to fight inequality.

Occupy Wall Street

Will it last? Skeptics are entitled to their doubts, but I'm confident that, as with the Populist movement of a century ago, OWS will bring lasting change

The movement’s urgent challenge is to meet organized repression with organized resistance.

As Occupy Wall Street goes global, we must define a bold, clear vision going forward. The stakes have never been higher.

Barack Obama

Facing a primary challenger might force Obama to embrace progressive ideals—and he can’t win 2012 if he doesn’t.

American flag

Van Jones of Green For All has joined MoveOn.org, the Campaign for America’s Future and dozens of other progressive organizations to challenge the reign of private interests.

To recover lost ground, progressives should focus more on civil society than electoral politics.

Without turning into sentimental left-wing pageantry, Kushner’s new play illuminates radicalism and makes art of sectarian dreams and failures.

Reclaiming the Politics of Freedom

Since the ’70s, liberals and leftists have misidentified the source of conservatism’s appeal.

Blogs

The new public advocate says she’ll “call out” anyone who stands in the way of progress. That includes the new mayor.

January 3, 2014

Will 2014 be the year of the liberal moment?

January 3, 2014

Everybody loves the former president. But he was no De Blasio Democrat.

January 2, 2014

The mayor-elect is getting pressure to include more blacks and Latinos among his appointments.

 

December 30, 2013

Forget what the talking heads tell you: our current mayor was often a lot more, and often a lot less, than just a manager.

December 28, 2013

The mayor-elect's calls on behalf of Mark-Viverito have infuriated county Democratic chairmen, who back another candidate.

December 18, 2013

If you’re a liberal, a politician working to deny his constituents government-subsidized healthcare is immoral. If you’re a conservative, it’s the most moral thing in the world.

December 7, 2013

The BDS movement is having a powerful impact in Israel, but there are dangers in applying boycotts to academia.

December 6, 2013

The independent senator is a reluctant prospect. But he says the times demand a progressive alternative to politics as usual.

November 19, 2013

Progressives are waging fights within the Democratic Party, and they’re gaining ground.

November 12, 2013