The Left

The New Face of the Campus Left The New Face of the Campus Left

Since the 1970s Republican conservatives have been the dominant political force on American campuses. But groups like Campus Progress, better groomed and better organized than thei...

Jan 26, 2006 / Feature / Sam Graham-Felsen

Rocking the House Rocking the House

The time is ripe for progressives to revitalize the state of our union: Americans are ready to undo the damage of the Bush era and turn to a just and peaceful future.

Jan 19, 2006 / Editorial / The Editors

Jack Gordon Jack Gordon

Jack Gordon, "the unabashedly liberal conscience of Florida's State Senate," was chosen majority leader at a time when his politics should have made him an anathema. His fight agai...

Jan 5, 2006 / Editorial / Molly Ivins

A ‘Top Ten’ List of Bold Ideas A ‘Top Ten’ List of Bold Ideas

To take back the nation in the post-Bush era, start thinking now about some bold but plausible progressive reforms, from universal health insurance to free daycare and a shorter wo...

Jan 4, 2006 / Feature / Gar Alperovitz and Thad Williamson

Rebels Rebels

With persistence and strong convictions, insurgents can change a political party. Galvanized by the war and disgusted with weak-spined party leaders, rank-and-file Democrats may at...

Dec 20, 2005 / Feature / William Greider

A Year of Sweet Victories A Year of Sweet Victories

Among the sweetest victories of 2005: Social Security reform has been blocked, pressure to withdraw from Iraq is growing and progressive activists are making progress on local, sta...

Dec 15, 2005 / Editorial / Katrina vanden Heuvel and Sam Graham-Felsen

Anatomy of a Victory Anatomy of a Victory

George W. Bush's plan to privatize Social Security is dead, thanks to a remarkable mobilization by progressive groups. Much can be learned from the way The Campaign for America's F...

Dec 1, 2005 / Editorial / The Editors

Can the Democrats Win the Ground War at Home? Can the Democrats Win the Ground War at Home?

Progressive groups that mobilized for the 2004 elections are now dismissed as failures. But though they were unable to defeat Bush, grassroots activists are creating waves across t...

Nov 30, 2005 / Feature / Chris Hayes

Cornbread and Roses Cornbread and Roses

With his campaign to eradicate poverty in America, John Edwards has shed his Clinton Lite image. But to truly redefine the Democratic party and win the 2008 presidency, he has a lo...

Nov 10, 2005 / Feature / Bob Moser

Can We Talk? Can We Talk?

Liberals need to find a means to bridge the gap between Americans' belief in liberal solutions and their willingness to trust liberals to enact them.

Nov 3, 2005 / Column / Eric Alterman