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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.
What Liberals Don't Understand About Freedom
George Lakoff
Democrats would be more successful with this simple reframing.

A Well-Oiled Race
Zoƫ Carpenter
In Louisiana, no candidate wants to take on the energy industry that is devastating the state.

Fighting the Money Power in Kansas
John Nichols
Independent challenger Greg Orman stands a good chance of defeating Pat Roberts, the GOP shill for Koch & Co.

The War Against Revenge Porn
Michelle Goldberg
It’s malicious and reprehensible. But should it be a crime?

Holder's Mixed Record
The Editors
GOP Guvs in Trouble
John Nichols
Their extremist policies have made them vulnerable.

A Tale of One City
Eric Alterman
For one-percenters like Times columnist David Brooks, city life has never been better.

Minority Report
Michelle Chen
Comix Nation
Matt Bors
Run, Karen, Run!
Gary Younge
Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis is eyeing Mayor Emanuel’s job.

 

 
 
Campaign for America's Future

 
The Democratic Strategist
Political Strategy Notes
At the Princeton Election Consortium, Sam Wang cautions that, while "Republicans are finally in the lead in election polls...as a profession, pollsters have a small tendency to underestimate Democratic performance, by an average of 1.5%." Further, he believes ...
Holding Republicans Accountable For Extremism and Flip-Flopping
One of the most frustrating recent phenomena for Democrats has been a "false equivalency" meme wherein Republican candidates have been forgiven intraparty pandering to "the base" and congratulated for general election "moves to the center" as though that's what ...
Despite Short-Sighted Low Approval Ratings, Obama's Record Is Impresive
At The Washington Spectator Lou Dubose explains why "Ignoring Obama's Record Rewards the Party of No":

Caught between the unmet expectations of the left and the animosity of the extreme right, the president is defined by two narratives that ...
Lessons from the 'Dump ALEC' Campaign
The blogger Spocko at Hullabaloo has an informative read for those who were glad to see Google dump the Koch Brother's wing nut wrecking ball, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). As Spocko explains:

This is a big deal. ...
Dems Bet Heavy on Ground Game Edge
For perspective on the difference between Democratic and Republican midterm strategy, you really have to read Derek Willis's NYT Upshot post "Democrats Are Spending More on the Ground in Key Senate Races." The centerpiece in his post, quite ...
Political Strategy Notes
This video deserves to ride another day:

Shane Goldmacher reports at The National Journal that "Democratic House Candidates Are Walloping Republicans in the Small-Money Game."

Also at The National Journal, Alex Roarty asks "GOP ...
New Ad vs. GA's Governor Shakes Up GOP

Georgia's Republican Governor Nathan Deal is in big trouble, as a result of the latest ranking of states by unemployment rates ---placing Georgia dead last. With polls showing the Governor's race in a stat ...
Newsweek Addresses Dems' Quest for White Working-Class Male Votes
Though it doesn't provide a unified field theory suggested by the title, Matthew Cooper's Newsweek cover story "Why Working-Class White Men Make Democrats Nervous" provides a number of insights about Democratic hopes for getting a larger share of ...

 
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