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Center for American Progress
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 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 Nation.
When It Comes to Race, the Famous Dutch 'Tolerance' Runs Out
Heather Beasley Doyle
Hundreds of white Dutch dress up in blackface to celebrate the nation’s treasured “Sinterklaas” holiday. A growing movement says it’s time for that to change—but many Dutch don’t want to hear it.

What Does it Take for One Small City to Vanquish an Oil Giant?
Harriet Blair Rowan
Progressives in Richmond, California, trounced Chevron on Election Day, but the company remains a powerful local force.

Déjà Vu in Jerusalem?
Neve Gordon
In the latest round of violence, the Israeli government has been rebuked by its own security chief.

Why Is Jay Leno Flacking for the Gun Lobby?
Peter Dreier

Violence-prevention groups are urging the comedian to cancel an appearance at an upcoming industry trade show.

Why Is the US Military So Interested in Chad?
Nick Turse
The US military continues a long series of mistakes, missteps and mishaps across Africa.

Remembering Mike Nichols
Hamilton Fish
Hamilton Fish remembers legendary film director and creative force behind 'The Graduate', Mike Nichols.

How to Win Like Elizabeth Warren
Stephanie Taylor

A field guide for the Democratic Party.

How a Strange, Secretive, Cult-like Company Is Waging Legal War Against Journalists
William D. Cohan
The lawsuit filed by the NXIVM company against a Vanity Fair writer and a local reporter invokes the same computer hacking law used against Aaron Swartz. 

The Grand Oil Party Takes Washington by Storm
Michael T. Klare
Prepare for the new Republican majority to speed the exploitation of the country’s oil, coal and natural gas reserves.

Two Detroits, Separate and Unequal
Laura Gottesdiener
The Detroit of wealthy enclaves and private guards looks nothing like the other Detroit, which is becoming more uninhabitable every day.


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The Democratic Strategist
Counter-Punching the GOP "Outrage" on Immigration
So the president's executive action on immigration has finally been announced, and as expected Republicans are full of real and phony outrage. Outside the immigrant communities most affected, how should progressives respond? I discussed that topic today ...
Obama's Immigration Reform Rooted in Decency
The headline of Harold Meyerson's Washington Post column hits a core issue of the immigration debate: "Obama calculates the human cost of deportations." Written before the President issued his executive order, Meyerson nonetheless captured the central issue, the ...
Political Strategy Notes
Among the most popular reforms the public would like to see the new congress address, according to a new NBC News/Wall St. Journal Poll: 82 percent support Congress providing access to lower the costs of student loans; 75 ...
Extremism Without Consequences
We interrupt the sober political analysis here at TDS to announce the imminent arrival of a major Teachable Moment. As the president rolls out his executive action on immigration during the next two days, you can expect a ...
Unions and the Democratic Party: The Present and Future
The Democratic Strategist has posted a lot of content about the party's quest for winning a greater share of the white working-class vote, which has become a more widely shared concern in the wake of the midterm elections. Trade ...
Lux: How to Build a Blue Wave for 2016
The following article by Democratic strategist Mike Lux, author of The Progressive Revolution: How the Best in America Came to Be, is cross-posted from HuffPo:

Since I have been involved in politics as a full-time job, there have ...
Political Strategy Notes
Jonathan Martin's "After Losses, Liberal and Centrist Democrats Square Off on Strategy" at the New York Times summarizes the central debate emerging within the Democratic party and offers an interesting observation: "Progressives pointed to three Democrats who ran ...
GQR Research: Voters Stand Behind Workers
As many have noted in the past week, the economy remains the dominant issue facing Americans, as many struggle to keep up in an age of stagnant wages and an ever increasing cost of living. Not surprisingly, there is ...

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