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Engaging Youth Voters Beyond Marriage Equality
Findings from a poll of young pro-marriage-equality voters illuminate ways that future progressive campaigns can be responsive to youth voices. ...
Making Progress: 10 Years of Ideas, Action, and Change
Today, as the Center for American Progress celebrates its 10th anniversary, we look at the impact CAP has had on the country. ...
The Top 13 Women of Color to Watch in 2013
These 13 women of color are leaving their mark on everything from politics to entertainment to health. ...
Martin Unchained: Radical Reformer, Nonviolent Militant
This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we should remember the true Dr. King and free him from a reconstructed history that never was. ...
Democracy, Democratic Governance, and Transparent Institutions in the American Interest
The Center for American Progress and the Center for Strategic and International Studies have collaborated to promote progressive and democratic governance around the world. ...
Comparing Conservative and Progressive Investment in America's Youth
Conservative groups' funding advantage has helped the right communicate with young Americans and develop leaders despite the fundamental issue-area differences between conservative movement fundamentals and the Millennial generation. ...
3 Lessons the 2012 Election Taught Us About the Progressive Coalition
Ruy Teixeira explains why the 2008 presidential outcome was not a fluke and how the progressive coalition has made an impact in 2012. ...
The Obama Coalition in the 2012 Election and Beyond
With President Obama's re-election, a progressive multiracial, multiethnic, and cross-class coalition has clearly emerged, albeit in an early and tenuous stage. ...

 
The Nation.
Will Washington, DC, Legalize Pot?
Nushin Rashidian
Polls show strong support for an initiative there. And it’s on the ballot in Oregon and Alaska, too.

These Three Men Have Been Locked Up For Almost Twenty Years. Are They Innocent?
Hannah Riley
In 1996, the NYPD charged George Bell, Gary Johnson and Rohan Bolt in the brutal Davis-Epstein murders, but the evidence was never airtight.

Vote Working Families Party to Pressure Andrew Cuomo
The Editors
In New York State, the best way to end corruption, reform politics and counter inequality is to keep the WFP strong.

Finally, a Verdict on Blackwater's Nisour Square Shooters
The Editors
Accountability for the massacre in Iraq is a start—we should also be talking about reducing reliance on private military contractors.

What Are Republican Donors Thinking?
Eric Alterman
Under Obama, the richer are richer than ever, but Wall Street isn’t repaying the favor.

How Racism Stole Black Childhood
Gary Younge
People who are black and poor aren’t ever allowed to be young and irresponsible.

The Latest Debate Over Taxing the Rich Misses One Crucial Fact
Mike Konczal
Progressives have forgotten that taxes do more than just raise money.

Bushes, Led by W., Rally to Make Jeb '45'
Calvin Trillin
                                        —Headline, The New York Times

Five Books: Gabriella Coleman's Best Reads on Hacking
Gabriella Coleman
These books are crucial background to the debate over Edward Snowden.

This Is What Happens When You Criticize Teach for America
George Joseph
An internal memo reveals how TFA’s obsessive PR game covers up its lack of results in order to justify greater expansion.

 

 
 
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The Democratic Strategist
Political Strategy Notes
Greg Sargent has a "hopeful but realistic" interview with Guy Cecil, the executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, at the Plum Line.

The Upshot's Nate Cohn reveals "Why Polls Tend to Undercount Democrats," cites "extensive research, ...
DCorps: If Dems Hold the Senate, Here's Why
From a DCorps e-blast:

Reason #1 African American turnout surprised everyone. Black voters are now high turnout voters even in off-year elections -- we saw this in Virginia last year and James Carville says it will happen in Louisiana ...
Brownstein: Dems' Must Turn Out Educated Single White Women
All indications are that Democrats are doing a good job in mobilizing African American voters, or rather the African American communities are doing it for themselves. It would be good to see some encouraging indicators that the same is ...
Early Voting in Big Easy Bodes Well for Landrieu
From "Early voter turnout explodes in New Orleans; could be good sign for Mary Landrieu" by Robert McClendon at The Times-Pacayune:

New Orleanians have been voting early in droves, according to the Orleans Parish registrar of voters. About ...
A 'Magic' Number for the Midterms
One of the great hobbies of political junkies everywhere is the search for the magic indicator, the polling statistic that predicts more accurately than any other who is going to win. At CNN Politics, Peter Hamby reports ...
Political Strategy Notes
So how close is the battle for Senate control at this political moment? Princeton Election Consortium's Sam Wang sees seven Senate races within 3 percentage points --- a hell of a lot better for Dems than was supposed ...
Trouble Behind the Lines
The strangest thing about the battle for the Senate going on this year is how much trouble Republicans are having in states won by Mitt Romney, and not necessarily the ones where they expected trouble. Contests in South Dakota, ...
Brooks's 'Mind-Boggling' False Equivalence on Infrastructure Upgrades
The indisputable winner of the "Pundit Whopper of the Week" Award has to be David Brooks, who writes in his Friday New York Times column that "The fact that the federal government has not passed major infrastructure legislation ...

 
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