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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 Real Reason Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Got Booted
Michael T. Klare
His resignation has to be seen against the growing war fever in Washington—which is now reflected in White House policy.

The CIA's Student-Activism Phase
Tom Hayden

In the 1960s, the agency sought to fight Communism through the students’ rights movement. There’s little reason to think its tactics have changed.

Why Living-Wage Laws Are Not Enough--and Minimum-Wage Laws Aren't Either
Jonathan Lange
Twenty years after the first living-wage law was passed in Baltimore, the campaign’s lead organizer warns that the model has been watered down.

Can a Costly Campaign to Eradicate Polio From Nigeria Possibly Succeed?
Alex Kornblum
Bill Gates and a corps of Western donors are on a mission to rid Nigeria of the crippling virus, but the last cases have been hard to stamp out.

How Erstwhile Clinton Nemesis David Brock Built an Empire to Put Hillary in the White House
Michelle Goldberg
The architect of Media Matters and American Bridge created an apparatus to fend off enemies—right and left.

A Hawk Named Hillary
Anatol Lieven
As her record shows, Clinton has embraced destructive nationalist myths about America’s role in the world.

Why Ferguson Burns
The Editors
Angry protesters are seeking justice for Michael Brown—and much more.

Wanted: A Challenge to Clinton
The Editors
Even the most ardent Hillary supporters should acknowledge that Democrats—and the country—will be better served if she has real competition in the primaries.

Obama's Immigration Decision Is a Movement Victory
Deepak Bhargava
The hard-won relief arrived only after undocumented workers and their families took huge risks to step forward and lead.

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The Democratic Strategist
Lux: Toward an Agenda and Narrative that Can Win Elections
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:

This blog post is partly about politics and partly about economic policies that ...
Were the Midterm Results Part of a Straight Line Or a Cycle?
It's now three weeks after the 2014 midterm elections, and a good time to reflect on how serious analysts differ on what happened and what it means. I did a bit of that at Washington Monthly:

I'm no ...
Political Strategy Notes
"The states with consistently high turnout tend to make it easy to cast ballots. Maine, Minnesota and Wisconsin allow voters to register on Election Day. Colorado, Oregon and Washington state hold elections exclusively by mail. Washington often has high ...
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 ...

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