Democrats

TPP protestors hold signs

Grassroots Democrats Are Making the TPP a Big Issue in Congressional Races Grassroots Democrats Are Making the TPP a Big Issue in Congressional Races

Opponents of the flawed trade deal are making the issue central to primary campaigns.

Aug 8, 2016 / John Nichols

Capitol One Bank

This Year, Both Major Party Platforms Include Reinstating Glass-Steagall. Let’s Make Sure It Happens This Year, Both Major Party Platforms Include Reinstating Glass-Steagall. Let’s Make Sure It Happens

We have an opportunity to finally rein in the big banks.

Aug 8, 2016 / no-paywall / NationAction

The Super-Rich Have Found a New Way to Wield Political Power: Philanthropy

The Super-Rich Have Found a New Way to Wield Political Power: Philanthropy The Super-Rich Have Found a New Way to Wield Political Power: Philanthropy

While traditional political giving has not gone away, a new source of influence is emerging.

Aug 5, 2016 / David Callahan

Pramila Jayapal speaking

Pramila Jayapal Just Scored One of the Biggest Progressive Victories of 2016 Pramila Jayapal Just Scored One of the Biggest Progressive Victories of 2016

She was one of the first congressional candidates this year to earn an endorsement from Bernie Sanders.

Aug 3, 2016 / John Nichols

We Need a Big Debate About Serious Issues, Not a New Cold War

We Need a Big Debate About Serious Issues, Not a New Cold War We Need a Big Debate About Serious Issues, Not a New Cold War

In their zeal to defeat Trump, Democrats are getting in the gutter with him—and as a result are on the verge of becoming the Cold War party.

Aug 2, 2016 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Allen Speech Signs

The Temptations of Militarism: Gen. John Allen at the DNC The Temptations of Militarism: Gen. John Allen at the DNC

At last week’s DNC, General Allen’s speech was met with cheers and chants while his boisterous nationalism was left unchallenged.

Aug 1, 2016 / James Carden

Sherrod Brown Speaks

Sherrod Brown Teaches Democrats How to Demolish Trump’s False-Prophet Populism Sherrod Brown Teaches Democrats How to Demolish Trump’s False-Prophet Populism

The senator from Ohio is the real deal. And that made his convention criticism of Donald Trump exceptionally authentic and effective.

Jul 29, 2016 / John Nichols

HRC

Hillary Clinton Goes for Democratic—and National—Unity Hillary Clinton Goes for Democratic—and National—Unity

With an embrace of Bernie Sanders, his supporters, and many of their progressive ideas, Clinton proposes a united front against Trump.

Jul 29, 2016 / John Nichols

Hillary Clinton

Can Hillary Clinton Convince America That She’ll Fight the Rigged System? Can Hillary Clinton Convince America That She’ll Fight the Rigged System?

At her speech tonight, Hillary needs to convince working-class voters that she “gets it.”

Jul 28, 2016 / D.D. Guttenplan

LGBTQ Puerto Ricans

The Democrats Are Branding Themselves as the Party of Inclusion—but Is That Enough? The Democrats Are Branding Themselves as the Party of Inclusion—but Is That Enough?

Missing from this picture is any sustained acknowledgement of economic pain.

Jul 28, 2016 / Richard Kim

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