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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.
LIVESTREAM: Katha Pollitt Explains Why We Need to Reclaim Abortion Rights
The Nation
On Wednesday November, 5 at 7pm EST, Pollitt joins MSNBC’s Irin Carmon and the New School’s Terri Gordon for a live event.

Mitch McConnell's Freighted Ties to a Shadowy Shipping Company
Lee Fang
After drugs were found aboard the Ping May, a vessel owned by his wife’s family’s company, Colombian authorities are investigating.

The Missing Women of Afghanistan
Ann Jones
After 13 Years of war, Afghan women are still fighting for basic human rights. 

Is Ukraine Slipping Into Illiberal Democracy?
Nicolai N. Petro
The terms “pro-European” and “anti-European” no longer serve as useful reference points in Ukrainian politics—the real issue in this election was war or peace.

Will Washington, DC, Legalize Pot?
Nushin Rashidian
Polls show strong support for an initiative there. And it’s on the ballot in Oregon and Alaska, too.

These 3 Men Have Been Locked Up For Almost 20 Years. Are They Innocent?
Hannah Riley
In 1996, the NYPD charged George Bell, Gary Johnson and Rohan Bolt in the brutal Davis-Epstein murders, but the evidence was never airtight.

Vote Working Families Party to Pressure Andrew Cuomo
The Editors
In New York State, the best way to end corruption, reform politics and counter inequality is to keep the WFP strong.

Finally, a Verdict on Blackwater's Nisour Square Shooters
The Editors
Accountability for the massacre in Iraq is a start—but we should also be talking about reducing reliance on private military contractors.

What Are Republican Donors Thinking?
Eric Alterman
Under Obama, the richer are richer than ever, but Wall Street isn’t repaying the favor.

How Racism Stole Black Childhood
Gary Younge
People who are black and poor aren’t allowed to be young and irresponsible.


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The Democratic Strategist
The Lost Tradition of Believing Everybody Should Vote
As we sort through the various voter suppression measures being deployed by Republicans in the several states, it's important to remember that pretty recently it was Gospel Truth that everyone should vote. That tradition has slipped away, to be ...
Creamer: GOP Fears, Suppresses African American Voters
The following article, by Democratic strategist Robert Creamer, author of "Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win," is cross-posted from HuffPo:

North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis didn't have any problem jamming through a so-called "voter ID" law ...
Meanwhile, Back in the States
As we near election day, after months of speculation about U.S. Senate races, it's good to remember there are important downballot elections, and not just for statewide offices. State legislative races are hanging fire, too, and I
Political Strategy Notes
Greg Sargent has a "hopeful but realistic" interview with Guy Cecil, the executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, at the Plum Line.

The Upshot's Nate Cohn reveals "Why Polls Tend to Undercount Democrats," cites "extensive research, ...
DCorps: If Dems Hold the Senate, Here's Why
From a DCorps e-blast:

Reason #1 African American turnout surprised everyone. Black voters are now high turnout voters even in off-year elections -- we saw this in Virginia last year and James Carville says it will happen in Louisiana ...
Brownstein: Dems' Must Turn Out Educated Single White Women
All indications are that Democrats are doing a good job in mobilizing African American voters, or rather the African American communities are doing it for themselves. It would be good to see some encouraging indicators that the same is ...
Early Voting in Big Easy Bodes Well for Landrieu
From "Early voter turnout explodes in New Orleans; could be good sign for Mary Landrieu" by Robert McClendon at The Times-Pacayune:

New Orleanians have been voting early in droves, according to the Orleans Parish registrar of voters. About ...
A 'Magic' Number for the Midterms
One of the great hobbies of political junkies everywhere is the search for the magic indicator, the polling statistic that predicts more accurately than any other who is going to win. At CNN Politics, Peter Hamby reports ...

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