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Center for American Progress
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.
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.

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.

Anniversary or Apathy?
Piotr H. Kosicki
Memory and revolution in Poland since 1989

China's New Silk Road
Pepe Escobar
The new route could be China’s first breakthrough in a trans-continental trade revolution.

Howard Zinn and the Joy of a Political Life
Frances Fox Piven
The essays in Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident remind us that Zinn was not just a historian: he was also deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States.

India's Love Affair with the Privatization of Everything
Priyamvada Gopal
Arundhati Roy's new book, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, reveals the contours of power in India today.

US Torture Didn't End When Bush Left Office
Rebecca Gordon
But the Senate report could be the opening we need to really make US torture a thing of the past.

Why #BlackLivesMatter Should Transform the Climate Debate
Naomi Klein
What would governments do if black and brown lives counted as much as white lives?

 

 
 
Campaign for America's Future

 
The Democratic Strategist
TDS Special Feature: Articles from our Readers:
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 ...
Political Strategy Notes
Progressive Democrats are angry about the sweet deal for bankers and big corporate contributors to political campaigns in the $1+ trillion spending bill, but fears of a shutdown may insure passage anyway, report Lori Montgomery and Sean ...
Democrats Should Treat the South Just Like Any Other Region
Angst over the Democratic Party's relationship with "the South" (variously defined) is a traditional post-election preoccupation, and given Democratic losses in the region on November 4, it's not surprising it's started up again. At TPMCafe, I

 
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