The radical ideas of one generation become the common sense of the next. Here, Peter Dreier honors the people who moved progressive ideas in America from the marginal to the mainstream.
Let's get a grip: the left isn't going to win every 24-hour news cycle. And that shouldn't be our goal.
Why a progressive presidency is impossible, for now.
The left's hope lies in reviving the tradition of speaking in credible, urgent, moral ways about policies to aid the great majority.
The role of the left should not be to uphold or defend a government increasingly at odds with the interests of the people, but to change it, drastically and from the ground up.
When politics is driven by the need to turn out your base and policy is dominated by the desire to cater to that base, our baser instincts come to the fore.
The forces stacked against progressive change must not prevent the left from continually fighting for new levels of democratization and social justice.
How do progressives meet the challenge of a daunting midterm election while also laying the ground work for a bolder agenda? TakeAction Minnesota made progressive governing, not Election Day wins, at the forefront of their organizing.
Nine reasons Democrats should embrace immigration reform this year.
To build on the gains of Obama's presidency, progressive activists must focus on recruitment.