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How to Help State-Level Democrats Play Offense Across the Country

(2) Comments | Posted October 5, 2006 | 5:27 PM

Democrats could achieve substantial gains on the federal level this year, and many of us are understandably excited. Widespread disillusionment with Republicans coupled with successful efforts to field credible Democratic challenges across the country have given us the best chance we've had to retake at least one chamber of the...

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A Gift to Democrats

(41) Comments | Posted June 9, 2006 | 1:47 PM

Democrats have been given a gift, and for the most part, they don't even know about it. While party regulars spent the 2004 elections courting "the base" -- worrying about the soccer moms and office park dads -- a large group of voters turned out for Democrats without the...

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Leaving Behind the Children of Katrina

(3) Comments | Posted September 4, 2005 | 4:37 PM

Just when it seems that the nation has reached the worst of the incompetent response to the victims of Katrina, along comes a new wave of fresh horrors. The hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren displaced by the hurricane and the flooding will not be exempt from what No Child Left...

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No Good Idea Left Behind

(7) Comments | Posted June 10, 2005 | 6:45 PM

There is a group of four small school districts in Northern California (some with fewer than 800 students) that formed a collaborative four years ago to provide professional development for their teachers. Larger districts have the resources to provide these services themselves, but these smaller schools couldn’t meet the needs...

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Do Something

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2005 | 1:25 PM

The conventional wisdom that success has many parents but failure is an orphan has been disproved. In the six months since the Presidential election, progressive Democrats have held countless retreats, conferences, convenings, strategy sessions, and conference calls—all with the goal, either stated or implied, of figuring out what went wrong...

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