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September 12, 2018
Can New York’s Politics Finally Be As Progressive as Its Voters?
Republican-allied “Independent Democrats” face serious primary challenges from newly energized, activist candidates vowing to move the state party closer to its leftist base.
September 7, 2018
Rioting in Germany Exposes the Growing Power of the Far Right
There is now a spirit of mutual accommodation among neo-Nazis, parts of mainstream political parties, and the police.
August 9, 2018
Can Alessandra Biaggi and Julia Salazar Unseat the GOP in Albany?
Forget the mythical Bernie Bro: New York has a brigade of Red Rosas ready to take on the establishment.
July 5, 2018
López Obrador’s Youth in His Home State Shows Why He’s Not a Demagogic Populist
“We saw right away that he was different. Andrés knows what the bite of an ant feels like.”
June 27, 2018
Social Movements Could Propel López Obrador to Victory
Mexico’s upcoming general election may be decided by voters who are fed up with the status quo.
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June 20, 2018
Once Again, the Right Wing Wins in Colombia, Amid Divisions on the Left
But Gustavo Petro’s presidential candidacy was the most successful leftist campaign in modern Colombian history, after decades of isolation and political assassinations.
June 11, 2018
Donald Trump Has an Ugly Midterm Strategy
And Democrats need to be ready.
Robert L. Borosage
April 25, 2018
A Progressive Movement to Organize America’s Heartland
A new effort aims to talk to voters the Democratic Party too often ignores.
Robert L. Borosage
April 24, 2018
Will Democrats Have an Antidote to Trump’s Fake Populism?
The old ideas have failed, big-money politics has been exposed as corrupted, and the battle on what comes next is joined.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 5, 2018
Is Dutch Bad Boy Thierry Baudet the New Face of the European Alt-Right?
His apocalyptic rhetoric is a hit among voters anxious about national identity and suspicious of the EU.