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Center for American Progress
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. ...
Articulating the Future for Progressivism
Authors Bill Ivey and Joe Romm discuss the power of words in politics at a recent Progressivism on Tap event. ...

 
The Nation.
Zephyr Teachout for Governor of New York
The Editors
A vote for Teachout is a demand for a more progressive, ideas-driven politics.

Caught on Tape: What Mitch McConnell Complained About to a Roomful of Billionaires (Exclusive)
Lauren Windsor
At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers, McConnell laid out his plan for shrinking the federal government and whined about having to vote on minimum wage bills.

We're Living in a Golden Age of Investigative Journalism
Anya Schiffrin
Newspapers in America may be closing up shop, but muckrakers around the world are holding corrupt officials and corporate cronies accountable like never before.

We're Having the Wrong Debate About Undocumented Children
Aviva Chomsky
The so-called “border crisis” is anything but new. And the debate over where to temporarily detain the children is beside the point. 

Without Parents or Lawyers, Thousands of Children Brave Chaos of Immigration Courts Alone
Karen Houppert
An overwhelmed system struggles to meet President Obama’s order to fast-track deportation hearings on 62,000 lone child migrants.

The File This Time
Victor Navasky
An excerpt from Victor Navasky's The O'Dell File reveals the story of the civil rights movement's 'unsung hero' who has been wrongly written out of the pages of history.

For the Sake of Michael Brown
The St. Louis American Editorial Board
We believe it is because not nearly enough capable people with resources in this region have heeded our pleas that we have reached this crisis point of complete breakdown. We need peace. But first, we need justice.

How the Gates Foundation's Investments Are Undermining Its Own Good Works
Charles Piller
Its vast holdings in the fossil fuel and arms industries subvert the foundation’s battle against disease and poverty.

Anatomy of Ferguson's Police Riot
Purvi Shah
The official response to Michael Brown’s murder has laid bare the cheapness of black life.

How the War on Terror Created the World's Most Powerful Terror Group
Patrick Cockburn
 

 
 
Campaign for America's Future
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The Democratic Strategist
Gubernatorial Panorama
With all the vast attention understandably being paid to the Senate landscape this year, it's worth remembering there are just as many gubernatorial as senatorial contests in November--36 of each, to be exact. So I offered a
Despite Concerns, Senate Dems in Better Late-August Position Than 2010
Caitlin Huey-Burns's post "How Democrats Can Hold Their Senate Majority" at Real Clear Politics is not well-titled, since it is more a horse race update than a genuine how-to. Read as a recap, however, it does offer a ...
Will Medical Pot Initiative Help FL Dems?
In her Salon.com post "The left's secret midterm weapon: How marijuana ballot initiatives can change turnout," Heather Digby Parton concludes that DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's opposition to a medical pot is 'political malpractice.' Parton cites some compelling data ...
Disapproval of Congress May Boost Turnout, Help Dems
Jeffrey M. Jones writes that "Disapproval of Congress Linked to Higher Voter Turnout," and explains at Gallup Politics:

Congressional job approval, currently 13%, is on pace to be the lowest it has been in a midterm election year. Moreover, ...
Political Strategy Notes
Molly Parker's "Democrats roll out new strategy to motivate folks to the polls" at the Southern Illinoisian" describes the challenge Dems face in Illinois -- and a template Dems can use in other states: "...5.1 million Illinoisans voted ...
Obama's Anti-Poverty Record Should Lift His Approval Rating
Tali Mendelberg's and Bennett L. Butler's NYT op-ed "Obama Cares. Look at the Numbers" gives the president and Dems a new meme to promote. The gist, from the authors:

...Mr. Obama has been more committed to communities like Ferguson ...
Political Strategy Notes
"MIcrosoft Ditches ALEC In Latest Blow To Conservative Group," reports Dylan Scott at Talking Points Memo Live Wire. Scott adds: "Microsoft joins Coca-Cola, General Motors, Bank of America, and Proctor & Gamble as some of the major corporations ...
Senate Reset
So the much-discussed Senate Republican primary cycle is coming to a close, and many GOP partisans are congratulating themselves on avoiding disaster via the nomination of another Christine O'Donnell or Todd Akin (though they came close in Mississippi). ...

 
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