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The Left

The Left news and analysis from The Nation

  • July 12, 2007

    Support Their Troops?

    If the American people are largely against the war, what's the matter with the antiwar movement? The answer lies with what has happened over the years to the American left.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • July 9, 2007

    OpenLeft Aims to Open Doors in DC

    Matt Stoller, Chris Bowers and Mike Lux have launched a new website designed link progressive outsiders with DC insiders.

    Ari Melber

  • June 30, 2007

    An Even Newer Left

    The US Social Forum in Atlanta drew visionaries and veterans--of war and social movements--to chart a course for progressives.

    Dan Berger

  • June 27, 2007

    Get in It to Win It

    Front-loaded primaries and a volatile '08 race are creating unprecedented opportunities for progressives. They'll gain traction only if they form a smart, tech-savvy and cohesive movement.

    the Editors

  • June 21, 2007

    Will the Progressive Majority Emerge?

    New polling data shows that the majority of Americans are leaning liberal. How long will it take politicians and the media to get that?

    Rick Perlstein

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  • May 31, 2007

    The Honeymoon Is Over

    Democrats in Congress failed to deliver on their promises, and for progressives that means there's a lot more work to do.

    the Editors

  • April 2, 2007

    The New SDS

    Can the new Students for a Democratic Society avoid the internal conflicts that plagued the original group?

    Christopher Phelps

  • February 8, 2007

    Molly, in Her Own Words

    From the pages of The Nation, here's a sampler of Molly Ivins at her best.

    the Editors

  • January 31, 2007

    Only Words

    Now that Democrats have real power, netroots progressives need to choose their issues--and their tactics.

    Chris Hayes

  • January 19, 2007

    Ayatollah D’Souza

    Dinesh D'Souza revs up the Republican base with a book arguing that lifestyles of the decadent left triggered Muslim anger that led to 9/11.

    Katha Pollitt