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July 30, 2021
Nina Turner Wants to Go to Congress as a Champion for Labor Rights
“I’ve definitely been in the trenches with my labor sisters and brothers,” says the candidate, who has a long history of defending unions.
April 8, 2021
Karen Carter Peterson’s Ready to Bring Some ‘Don’t Mess Around’ Progressivism to D.C.
The New Orleans legislator is for Medicare For All, a Green New Deal, and living wages. And she knows how to call out white supremacists.
January 11, 2021
Rev. Raphael Warnock’s Bend-the-Arc Faith Is Precisely What the Senate Needs
A historic Senate runoff victory in Georgia has given America a measure of progress that should be cherished and built upon.
December 29, 2020
Kelly Loeffler’s Sacrilegious Campaign
“She’s lied, not only on me, but on Jesus,” says the Rev. Raphael Warnock, as religious leaders decry the Republican’s vile attacks on the Black pastor.
December 19, 2020
Georgia Senators Loeffler and Perdue Are Campaigning Against Democracy
First, they embraced Trump’s scheme to nullify almost 5 million Georgia votes. Now, they’re trying to suppress absentee voting in their own runoffs.
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December 4, 2020
Crooked David Perdue Is Afraid to Debate His Record of Self-Dealing
Amid mounting evidence of sordid financial abuses, the Republican senator from Georgia is skipping a big debate on Sunday with Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff.
November 6, 2020
Georgia Voters Can Put an End to Mitch McConnell’s Grim Reaping
January runoff races could flip the Senate and prevent the majority leader from obstructing another Democratic presidency.
November 2, 2020
The Democrat Who Could Prevent Democrats From Winning a Georgia Senate Seat
The Rev. Raphael Warnock is at the threshold of a win. But fellow Democrat Matt Lieberman is drawing away votes that are needed to pull it off.
February 18, 2020
Down-Ballot Races Are Critical to Turning Texas Blue
Progressive Texans will need to leverage coalitions and grassroots enthusiasm in November.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 23, 2020
12 States Where Democrats Could Flip the Senate
This November, Republicans are in danger of losing seats across the land—especially in Arizona, Colorado, and Georgia.