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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.
The Cops Hate Being Filmed. So Why Are They OK With Body Cameras?
Raven Rakia
Body cameras have been embraced by the police, even as police attack cop-watch patrols.

The Biggest Lesson From the War on Terror? It Didn't Work
Tom Engelhardt
Why can’t Washington get the message?

Why Is Ecuador Selling Its Economic and Environmental Future to China?
Andrew Ross
The slick, oily underside of Correa’s “citizens’ revolution.”

Why the US-Cuba Deal Really Is a Victory for the Cuban Revolution
Tom Hayden
The left should recall and applaud the long resistance of tiny Cuba to the northern Goliath.

What Does it Feel Like to Be Tortured?
Ariel Dorfman
Unless you’ve experienced it, you can never really know. Here are five books that come closest to conveying the horror.

A Holiday List You Should Definitely Check Twice
Katha Pollitt
These groups are already making a difference for women, victims of war, disease and violence—but they can do more with your help.

Why the Torture Report Won't Change Anything
Tim Weiner
At most, it only further proves the incompatibility of a secret intelligence service and an open democracy.

The CIA Didn't Just Torture, It Experimented on Human Beings
Lisa Hajjar
Reframing the CIA’s interrogation techniques as a violation of scientific and medical ethics may be the best way to achieve accountability.

If Black Lives Mattered...
Naomi Klein
Valuing all lives equally would transform how we respond to the climate crisis.

Tortured Words

Responses to the torture report ranged from angry to defensive to… silent.


Campaign for America's Future

The Democratic Strategist
Another Blow to the Big Adult Republicans
With the president's partial normalization of relations with Cuba this week, followed by yet another explosion of fury from Republicans (other than the outlier, Rand Paul), it's becoming obvious the original plans of congressional Republicans to showcase their positive, ...
Jeb Bush's Dilemma
Jeb Bush earned some extensive chatter from the political world by suddenly expressing an active interest in the race after months and years of Hamlet-like behavior, while also forming a leadership PAC to support allies and show the flag. ...
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The Middle Aged: Democrats have failed to sufficiently address the economic insecurity of this large and important cohort of working- and middle-class citizens

by Henry Moss

Henry Moss is a retired private sector educational administrator with a PhD in philosophy. ...
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A Teachout Moment For Hillary Clinton: A First Look At 2016 Through The Lens Of 2014

by Sean McKeown scientist and engineer Sean McKeown has been involved in several national and New York-based campaigns, and is writing a book ...
Creamer: Cruz and Pelosi Budget Battles Show Why Dems Have 2016 High Ground
The following article by Democratic strategist Robert Creamer, author of "Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win," is cross-posted from HuffPo:

Over the last week we have seen played out in the national political spotlight the fundamental ...
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What Pope Francis Can Teach the Democratic Party

By John Russo

John Russo is the former director, Center for Working-Class Studies and, currently, a visiting research fellow, Metropolitan Institute, at Virginia Tech. Most journalists and political commentators covering papal ...
Political Strategy Notes
"Democrats Divided on Their Path to 2016," argue Karen Tumulty and Sean Sullivan at Washington Post Politics. But I would say it's a good thing for two reasons: (1.) The best time for a big tent party to ...
A Reminder About Ideological and Strategic Differences Among Democrats
With yesterday's split between the White House and Speaker Pelosi (and her Senate ally Elizabeth Warren) over the "Cromnibus" spending bill, we had the first really significant rift within the Democratic Party since the president formally became a lame ...

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