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This Is Activism's Moment

Hugh Hogan | Posted 04.01.2013 | New York
Hugh Hogan

How do we build on this essential post-election moment, in which the forces of progress have a shot at shoring up reforms of the last century, and making our system more fair, just and compassionate?

Inside A Tea Party 'Boot Camp': Secrets Of Growing A Movement

The New York Times | Kate Zernike | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On a Saturday in August when most of the political class has escaped this city's swelter, 50 Tea Party leaders have flown in from across the country t...

Acorn On The Verge Of Bankruptcy

New York Times | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The community organizing group Acorn, battered politically from the right and suffering from mismanagement along with a severe loss of government and ...

Don't Dis Community Organizers

Scott Kurashige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Kurashige

I hope Sarah Palin understands that most Americans are not on a first-name basis with their mayor. In places like Chicago, community organizers engage citizens in the practice of democratic action.

What Would Obama Do If Obama Was Mad At Obama About Rick Warren?

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

Obama would move on -- he'd refuse to be distracted. He'd brush the dirt off his shoulder and immediately return his focus to winning.

Leadership, Strategy, and Experts. More lessons for Obama.

John O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John O'Neil

The nation must boldly rebuild to avoid the perils of a dangerously gyrating world where yesterday's swaggering certainty is tomorrow's worn out wisdom.

Ideas for Obama

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

President-elect Barack Obama now faces tremendous challenges, and local advocates -- many of whom have worked with Obama over the years -- offer a range of ideas on how to move forward.

Union President: Jesus Was A Community Organizer

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Lebanon, Virginia, right now United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts is giving a characteristically enthusiastic introduction for Se...

Obama Defends Community Organizing: "Who Are They Fighting For?" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama responded Thursday to Sarah Palin's dismissal of community organizing. Asked at a town hall what makes it relevant experience, he said: ...

Chi-Town Activists? Joke Is On GOP

Robert Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Reed

Only someone with a sick sense of humor would deride activists who toil in Chicago's worst neighborhoods, dedicating time and effort to providing poor and disenfranchised citizens with a voice in the political and social process.

Jason Linkins

Shorter RNC Day Three: "Death To Community Organizers!" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You know, one of my great fears about John McCain's approach to national security is that he shows nary a whit of interest in busting out the ol' Goog...