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Center for American Progress
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. ...
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. ...

 
The Nation.
Islamophobia Is a Joke
Kristal Brent Zook
The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi hopes his mock sitcom will make us laugh our way to becoming Halal in the Family.

Remembering G√ľnter Grass
Ariel Dorfman
Ariel Dorfman talks morality and the legacy of a literary giant

Our Man in Panama: How Obama's Summitry Could Change Relations With Latin America
Peter Kornbluh
The president’s rapprochement with Raúl Castro is a crucial step in overcoming the long history of US intervention in the region.

Is California's Drought Part of a Global Water Crisis?
Leighton Akio Woodhouse
According to NASA scientist Jay Famiglietti, some of the world’s most unstable regions will face their own severe water shortages in the near future.

2015 Could Be the Start of a Green Energy Revolution
Michael T. Klare
There are four big reasons fossil fuel could go the way of the dinosaur sooner than we think.

Letters
Our Readers
Vietnam as living history; behind every great dictator…; our bazaar government; what is “radical”?; Radio Gaga…

The New Thought Police
Joan W. Scott
Why are campus administrators invoking civility to silence critical speech?

Vietnam in the Battlefield of Memory
Jon Wiener
On the war’s 50th anniversary, peace activists will be challenging the Pentagon’s whitewashed history.

Five Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, BP's Most Vulnerable Victims Are Still Struggling
Katy Reckdahl
BP agreed to a $7.8 billion settlement, but still hasn’t paid out most Gulf Coast businesses.

The Deep Roots of the Ukraine Crisis
Richard Sakwa
We must rethink the post–Cold War security order.

 

 
 
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The Democratic Strategist
Populist 'Capture' of Democratic Party Overstated?
I'm not sure if Dana Milbank got caught up in the frenzy of a spirited rally or if he got it right in his WaPo column "The Populist Capture of the Democratic Party." Headline writers often overstate the ...
Fundamentals Looking Better for Democrats
It's pretty well-established that one of the "fundamentals" that damaged Democrats in 2014 was a big lag between improving economic indicators and public perceptions of how the economy was performing.

Well, now the perceptions are catching up, and ...
Political Strategy Notes
Thomas B. Edsall reports in his column at The New York Times that public attitudes about the redistribution of wealth have taken a conservative turn in a number of recent surveys. While some may argue that this indicates ...
Two-Term "Curse" For Democrats in '16 Not At All Clear
Something you hear regularly going into this cycle is that Democrats could suffer from "fatigue" or even a "curse" in association with the fact that they have held the White House for two consecutive terms. This makes me ...
Sargent: Help for Americans Facing Change a Key Point of Clinton Strategy
Hillary Clinton has been getting rave reviews for her campaign launch video. Among the more interesting takes on Clinton's launch, Greg Sargent offers this perceptive analysis:

Hillary Clinton's video announcement of her presidential run ...
Creamer: Why Corker-Menedez Bill Should be Defeated
The following article by Democratic strategist Robert Creamer, author of "Stand Up Straight: nHow Progressives Can Win," is cross-posted from HuffPo:

This week the Senate Foreign Relations Committee takes up a bill sponsored by Senators Corker and Menendez ...
Chait: Democratic Majority Still Emerging, Despite Midterms
In his New York Magazine post, "Why Hillary Clinton Is Probably Going to Win the 2016 Election," Jonathan Chait shares a six-pack of reasons for the argument encapsulated in his title. He leads with his strongest point:

1. The ...
Political Strategy Notes
As Hillary Clinton launches her campaign, Alex Seitz-Wald's MSNBC.com post "Clinton team courts progressive economists" should encourage the Democratic Party's left flank. "Clinton's team has been making a concerted effort to reach out to progressives economists and ...

 
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