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  • April 15, 2004

    The Two Parties of Empire

    As one who regards Gerry Ford as our greatest President (least time served, least damage done, husband of Betty, plus Stevens as his contribution to the Supreme Court), I'd always imagined th

    Alexander Cockburn

  • April 8, 2004

    Getting Out Every Vote

    How can progressives substantially increase the number of low-income voters in 2004--and why does it matter?

    Jeff Blum

  • February 26, 2004

    The End of the Affair

    It's been a while since Cuba, that caiman-shaped Caribbean isle, ceased to be a place on the map.

    Achy Obejas

  • February 26, 2004

    Farewell, Howard Dean

    A vote of thanks is due to Dr. Dean,
    A comet on the presidential scene.
    Once sure to win, he lost it all instead.
    He made mistakes, but still it should be said

    Calvin Trillin

  • February 12, 2004

    An Idea Factory for the Democrats

    The Center for American Progress was conceived as the Democratic answer to the Heritage Foundation...

    Bob Dreyfuss


  • December 18, 2003

    Running on Empty

    If ever there was an event that called for reflection on what was left of the New Left, it was the 1981 Brink's robbery.

    Carol Brightman

  • October 23, 2003

    Camp Wellstone

    Paul Wellstone won elections as a progressive by energizing and mobilizing a large base, staying close to community organizing efforts of all kinds and fearlessly pressing a bold agenda.

    Jeff Blodgett

  • October 23, 2003

    Wellstone in 2004

    During the two years when he was exploring a bid for the 2000 Democratic presidential nomination, Paul Wellstone spent a lot of time trying to figure out how a progressive could get elected to

    John Nichols

  • October 2, 2003

    Our Victorian Ancestors

    "You are the heirs of one of the country's great traditions, the Progressive movement that started late in the nineteenth century and remade the American experience piece by piece," Bill Moyers

    Michael Kazin

  • September 25, 2003

    Seeing Red at the Post

    I did a double take when I got to the eighth paragraph of the Washington Post's eleven-paragraph August 21 news story on Kathy Boudin's parole.

    Victor Navasky