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When organizers were planning the Boston Social Forum, they envisioned a gathering that would counter the Democratic National Convention in every way.

Everyone agrees. The story is that there is no story. The candidates have already been chosen. The platform has been written to avoid controversy.

The Democratic platform approved this week by convention delegates in Boston contains strong language regarding the party's commitment to protect the right of Americans to vote--and have their vo

If another world is possible, what will that world look like?

A blueprint for a progressive patriotism.

Areas of the nation's capital were in ruins as protests continued against a bill that would revive the military draft, but only for neoconservatives.

Twenty years after Jesse Jackson's historic run for President, what does it all mean?

The prospect of hanging, Dr. Johnson said, concentrates the mind wonderfully. The threat posed by George W.

Howard Dean, George McGovern, Walter Cronkite, Ellen Chesler, Margaret Cho, George Lakoff, Bakari Kitwana, John Brademas, Arthur Miller, John Sayles, Chuck Close, Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Doris "Granny D" Haddock, Jamin Raskin, Nell Minow, Lani Guinier, Studs Terkel, Sherrod Brown, Eric Schlosser, James K. Galbraith, Gary Indiana, Jeremy Bernstein, David Bonior

In Kerry's Massachusetts, established power meets the reform impulse.

Blogs

Nothing boosts turnout like giving votes a chance to do the right thing.

May 24, 2015

Both Rush Limbaugh and Don Draper desperately need advertising to save them. 

May 22, 2015

Can Democrats seize the populist moment in 2016?

May 22, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

The fear-mongering senator from South Carolina is expected to announce his bid for the GOP nomination in June. 

May 19, 2015

A Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions could make higher education available for all.

May 19, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015

A conversation with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal.

May 14, 2015

If he really believed in “the right to be left alone,” he’d fight for women to have as much control over their bodies as their phone records.

May 12, 2015

The clear presence of a populist reform agenda might be the biggest surprise of the 2016 election season thus far.

May 12, 2015