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Center for American Progress
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. ...
Articulating the Future for Progressivism
Authors Bill Ivey and Joe Romm discuss the power of words in politics at a recent Progressivism on Tap event. ...

 
The Nation.
The True Meaning of Labor Day
Mary Kay Henry
For America’s workers, Labor Day marks more than the end of summer. It’s a reminder of the struggles we have won—and those that lie ahead.

How John Walker Lindh Became 'Detainee 001'
Frank Lindh
The father of a young man captured while fighting for the Taliban in 2001 reminds us of the “dark side” of US policy after 9/11.

Columbia University E-mail Reveals Disdain for Anti-Rape Campus Movement
George Joseph
Students fighting to improve campus sexual assault policies face indifference—or worse—from administrators.

Why the 'Unhiring' of Steven Salaita Is a Threat to Academic Freedom
David Palumbo-Liu
Under the spurious claim of protecting “civility,” the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has caved in to the McCarthyite bullying of the Israel lobby.

How Trayvon Martin's Death Launched a New Generation of Black Activism
Mychal Denzel Smith
A host of new groups are reviving the grassroots fight for racial equality.

It's Time for a 21st-Century Anti-Lynching Movement
Paula J. Giddings
Black women have made connections between their struggles and those of black men since the 1800s.

As People of Color, We're Not All in the Same Boat
Rinku Sen
We all have different places in the racial hierarchy. But we can still work together for justice.

Obama's Racial Justice Initiative--for Boys Only
Dani McClain
Black girls face daunting odds, too. Why does My Brother’s Keeper neglect their struggles?

Patriotic Heresy vs. the New Cold War
Stephen F. Cohen
Fallacies of US policy may be leading to war with Russia.

Can Monasteries Be a Model for Reclaiming Tech Culture for Good?
Nathan Schneider
Hackers are transforming an ancient city into a prototype for the future.

 

 
 
Campaign for America's Future
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The Democratic Strategist
"Keeping ____ Honest" Not a Great Rationale For Presidential Primary Candidacy
Since talk of a primary challenger to the presumed presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton is a topic that won't go away for a while, it's probably as worthwhile to think about what a challenger might say as to speculate ...
Political Strategy Notes
Politico has obtained an internal Republican report commissioned by two conservative groups: Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS and the American Action Network, which says "although Republicans have tried to improve outreach to female voters, women still believe the party ...
Gubernatorial Panorama
With all the vast attention understandably being paid to the Senate landscape this year, it's worth remembering there are just as many gubernatorial as senatorial contests in November--36 of each, to be exact. So I offered a
Despite Concerns, Senate Dems in Better Late-August Position Than 2010
Caitlin Huey-Burns's post "How Democrats Can Hold Their Senate Majority" at Real Clear Politics is not well-titled, since it is more a horse race update than a genuine how-to. Read as a recap, however, it does offer a ...
Will Medical Pot Initiative Help FL Dems?
In her Salon.com post "The left's secret midterm weapon: How marijuana ballot initiatives can change turnout," Heather Digby Parton concludes that DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's opposition to a medical pot is 'political malpractice.' Parton cites some compelling data ...
Disapproval of Congress May Boost Turnout, Help Dems
Jeffrey M. Jones writes that "Disapproval of Congress Linked to Higher Voter Turnout," and explains at Gallup Politics:

Congressional job approval, currently 13%, is on pace to be the lowest it has been in a midterm election year. Moreover, ...
Political Strategy Notes
Molly Parker's "Democrats roll out new strategy to motivate folks to the polls" at the Southern Illinoisian" describes the challenge Dems face in Illinois -- and a template Dems can use in other states: "...5.1 million Illinoisans voted ...
Obama's Anti-Poverty Record Should Lift His Approval Rating
Tali Mendelberg's and Bennett L. Butler's NYT op-ed "Obama Cares. Look at the Numbers" gives the president and Dems a new meme to promote. The gist, from the authors:

...Mr. Obama has been more committed to communities like Ferguson ...

 
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