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In Trendsetting California, Grassroots Organizing Brings Progressive Change
Community organizers in California have secured important victories against austerity. Could this trend foretell a national movement? ...
Progressive Groups Must Reflect the Ideals They Champion
Progressive organizations need diverse leaders and staffs from the communities that they support if they are to accomplish their ambitious goals. A more just management structure can help us get there. ...
Interactive: The Demographic Evolution of the American Electorate, 1980-2060
This interactive shows the growing diversity of every state in the nation from 1980 to 2060. ...
States of Change
The demographics of the United States are projected to become much more diverse in the coming decades and will have significant effects on the nation's voting electorate in all 50 states. ...
15 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2015
Religious leaders and faith-based activists are poised to make significant progress on a range of social justice issues this year. ...
The Political Consequences of the Great Recession
Deep voter pessimism and a lack of an economic agenda from Democrats, not just structural obstacles, drove GOP gains in 2014. ...
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 Nation.
Bernie Sanders: 'I Applaud the People of Greece'
John Nichols
Bernie Sanders, Joe Stiglitz, and Dan Cantor on the necessity of voting "no" to austerity measures.
This Airline's Scheduling System Is Making Its Pilots Exhausted
Michelle Chen
Would you want to travel with a company whose scheduling system is leading to fatigue and burnout for the people flying your plane?
A Worker's Take on the New Overtime Proposal
Wendi C. Thomas
Lifting the overtime threshold could give Lora McCrary an extra $15,000 a year to put towards retirement.
Despite the Settlement Talks, Don't Expect the NYPD to Stop Spying on Muslims
Matt Sledge
Mayor de Blasio's break with Bloomberg on surveillance is far from clean.
Why I'm Done Defending Women's Sports
Dave Zirin
While I'm being asked why "no one cares," the Women's World Cup is getting ratings that would make the NBA or MLB weep with joy.
Greek Voters to Eurozone: We Can't and Won't Do This Anymore
Maria Margaronis
A "No" vote meant acknowledging the end of the fantasy of a¬†benevolent, neutral Europe and taking a leap of faith into the unknown.  
Why the Presidential Candidates Should Reject Donations From Fossil-Fuel Companies
the Editors
See which candidates signed The Nation's call to neither solicit nor accept campaign contributions from any oil, gas, or coal company.
Tell the 2016 Presidential Candidates: Refuse Campaign Contributions From Fossil-Fuel Companies
Join The Nation and 350 Action in calling on 2016 presidential candidates to refuse campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies.
July 6, 1865: The First Issue of 'The Nation' Is Published
Richard Kreitner
"The week has been singularly barren of exciting events."
What Would Our Founder, Frederick Law Olmsted, Think of TheNation.com?
Richard Kreitner
Olmsted's original mission statement for The Nation ridiculed daily newspapers in language that applies to much Internet journalism today.

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Political Strategy Notes
In connection with thy Trump dust-up, Marcus Brenton makes a compelling argument at the Sacramento Bee that Latino consumer power is a more mighty force at this juncture than Latino political power. "Latinos were only 15.4 percent of ...
Ferrera's Open Letter Clarifies GOP's Trump Problem
"America Ferrera: Thank You, Donald Trump!", Lauren Moraski's CBS News report on the actress's perceptive open letter on Trump's Mexican-bashing at HuffPo, should provide cause for concern among smarter GOP strategists. As Moraski quotes Ferrera:

"You've said some ...
Marcotte: 'Ralph Nader's Dishonest, Sexist Rant Against Hillary Clinton'
From Amanda Marcotte's "Ralph Nader's Dishonest, Sexist Rant Against Hillary Clinton" at Talking Points Memo:

Nineties nostalgia is cute when it's all about overalls and Nicki Minaj sampling "Baby Got Back," but Ralph Nader is taking it too far, ...
Parting Blows From SCOTUS
Aside from some of last week's less publicized but significant conservative victories on the Supreme Court in cases involving Clean Air regulations and the death penalty, its latest term ended with a couple of signs of trouble in orders ...
Political Strategy Notes
A succinct summary of the importance of President Obama's release of a new rule expanding eligibility for overtime pay -- and a good message point for Democrats -- from E. J. Dionne, Jr.'s syndicated column: "To much bellyaching ...
"Insulted" Liberals and Democratic Turnout
The recent intraparty tensions over trade and commercial policy haven't been a picnic for any Democrats. But it's possible to exaggerate the disunity and its implications, and that's what The Hill columnist Brent Budowsky did today, or so I ...
Tomasky: Progressives Should Get Real About High Court
Amid the fading euphoria after the Supreme Court rulings favoring Obamacare and same-sex marriage, here is a sobering reminder from Michael Tomasky's Daily Beast column, "Hey, Liberals: SCOTUS Ain't Your Friend":

It would be understandable if liberals were feeling ...
Political Strategy Notes
There are 59 vacancies on America's federal courts, "including 27 that have been classified as judicial emergencies because of the strain they are putting on caseloads," according to Working Assets. Yet "Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Grassley, known for ...

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