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Why Angela Merkel's Political Survival Is Crucial to Europe's Center-Left

Cas Mudde | Posted 02.01.2017 | World
Cas Mudde

After months of xenophobic campaigns in the media, politics, and streets, more and more leading members of her own party, as well as from her Social Democratic coalition partner, are attacking her proposed Willkommenskultur (welcome culture).

Why Romney and Ryan's Lies Matter

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

If your politics revolves around protecting privilege, then lying to those without it is no big deal, for at the core of this new politics is a remarkable contempt for the well being of everyday people and the common good.

Left Out in Europe

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Kuttner

The European left got clobbered in the recent elections for the European parliament. The vicious cycle continues -- the left offers little to voters, and the right keeps being elected.

Center-Right Hype vs. Center-Left Data

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

As the country went to the polls this past fall, the meme that America is a "center-right" country surged. I have some data to add to that debate, and it drives a final stake into the center-right talking-point.

Does Obama Really Plan To Govern from the Center-Right?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Should progressives beware? Has Barack Obama suckered them into supporting a President who will really govern from the "center-right?" The short answer is no.

Study: "Center-Right Nation" Narrative Spiked Immediately After Election Day | David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When I wrote my first column about the "center-right nation" and subsequently launched the "Center-Right Nation Watch" series on this blog I predicted...

The Center-Right Myth

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

This is not a center-right country! In the last two elections Democrats picked up over fifty seats in the House, took control of the Senate and the White House. How much clearer can it be?

Obama's New Realignment

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

The Obama machine does not require the services of the Democratic Party to fundraise or organize. It has become its own gatekeeper, providing itself with more leeway as to how it governs.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

In the wake of Obama's overwhelming victory, and Democratic gains in the House and Senate, conservatives are desperately trying to convince the world that these results are meaningless. "Democrats should not make the mistake of viewing Tuesday's results as a repudiation of conservatism," insisted John Boehner. "Barack Obama understands this is a center-right country," claimed Karl Rove. "This country remains every bit as center-right as it has for a generation," parroted Brent Bozell. And David Brooks dreamed of an Obama administration that understands "this was an election where the middle asserted itself." Drunk on self-delusion, a staggering GOP whistles past the electoral graveyard, missing the whole point of this election: the center has shifted, and positions that used to be considered left-wing -- on healthcare, on global warming, on corporate responsibility, on Iraq -- are now solidly mainstream.

Friday Talking Points [54] -- Republican Fossilization

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points. Of course, the big question on everyone's mind right now is: What is going on up in Minnesota? Al Franken is t...

America is a Liberal Country

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The Republicans are about to lose another 20 to 34 seats in the House and at least seven seats in the Senate. It will take decades -- maybe even generations -- for them to recover from that.