At a forum discussion on April 20 at Yale University featuring former DNC chair Howard Dean, Yale professor Jacob Hacker and student Daniel Hornung, president of Yale chapter of the Roosevelt Institute, Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel offered advice for liberals, progressives and the wider left on how to move forward and regain influence on politics in America. According to vanden Heuvel, the left should make politics about decency and security and grapple with the "libertarian strain" in US history. in fact, transpartisan alliances with people who would not normally be considered the left’s allies could go a long way to checking the rise of corporate power, vanden Heuvel says.

—Kevin Gosztola