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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.
It's Time to Rethink American Exceptionalism
David Bromwich
To believe that our nation has always been exceptional requires a suppression of ordinary skepticism and a belief that calls for extraordinary arrogance.

The Cowardice of Bill Maher's Anti-Muslim Bigotry
Omar Ghabra
What is brave about expressing an opinion that’s already held by a plurality of Americans?

Revealed: A New Ethics Scandal Involving the GOP's South Dakota Senate Candidate
Lee Fang
Documents obtained by The Nation show former Governor Mike Rounds’s campaign manager may have improperly awarded state economic incentives to firms in which he and the candidate held investments.

Can a 'Homeless Bill of Rights' End the Criminalization of LA's Most Vulnerable Residents?
John Thomason
After years of harassment by the police, homeless Angelenos and their allies fight back.

This City Came Up With a Simple Solution to Homelessness: Housing
Kara Dansky
Salt Lake City’s Housing First initiative has reduced chronic homelessness by 72 percent. Now other cities are giving it a try.

Why GOP Control of the Senate Would Be a Disaster
The Editors
The Republican wrecking crew would hurt workers, women, minorities and the environment.

Can Rick Weiland Win in South Dakota?
John Nichols
The Democratic Senate candidate's prairie populism has made him competitive in this red state.

Q&A: Laura Poitras
Astra Taylor
Hillary's Nightmare?
William Greider
Jim Webb raises deep questions about US militarism.

A Real Sharing Economy
Michelle Chen
 

 
 
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The Democratic Strategist
Trouble Behind the Lines
The strangest thing about the battle for the Senate going on this year is how much trouble Republicans are having in states won by Mitt Romney, and not necessarily the ones where they expected trouble. Contests in South Dakota, ...
Brooks 'Mind-Boggling' False Equivalence on Infrastructure Upgrades
The indisputable winner of the "Pundit Whopper of the Week" Award has to be David Brooks, who writes in his Friday New York Times column that "The fact that the federal government has not passed major infrastructure legislation ...
Creamer: Republicans Endanger U.S. with Weak on Defense Vs. Epidemics
The following article, by Democratic strategist Robert Creamer, author of "Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win," is cross-posted from HuffPo:

Here's the bottom line: If your idea of leadership is a guy who cries fire in a ...
Here Comes Over-Interpretation
One of the things I dread about every Election Night is the tendency of pundits and spinners to over-interpret the results. It could very easily happen this year, because this has every appearance of being a sui generis ...
Early Voting in TX Brightens Dem Hopes
Nate Cohn of NYT's The Upshot doesn't see any good news for Democrats in early voting data thus far. But maybe he should take a closer look at Texas, where early voting numbers are encouraging for Dems. As ...
Minimum Wage on Ballots May Hold Dems' Senate Majority
It's too late to put any more minimum wage measures on Nov. 4 ballots, but signs are that it's a good way for Dems to go, looking forward. As Sarah Burnett writes in an AP story:

Looking to motivate ...
Political Strategy Notes
At VOXXI Tony Castro explains "The midterm paradox of the US Latino vote," noting a new Pew Research study which finds that "It comes as a disappointing paradox that though a record 25.2 million Latinos are eligible to ...
Why "Personhood" Matters
There's been quite a bit of discussion during this midterm cycle about the "Personhood" movement and its efforts (via ballot initiatives and proposed federal and state constitutional amendments and statutes) to give zygotes the full rights of citizenship, in ...

 
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