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It Wasn't Comey! Hillary, Bill and the New Democrats Lost On Their Own

Martin Luz | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Martin Luz

The Clinton campaign apparently believes that they should be last in line to take blame for the stunning loss to Donald Trump, placing blame squarely ...

Choosing Between Leukemia And A Brain Tumor: Clinton v. Trump In 2016

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

A similarly unpleasant choice now looms before the American electorate--between Donald Trump, the xenophobic, nationalist demagogue, on one side, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the unrepentant militarist, Wall Street shill, and unindicted emailer, on the other.

Why Won't Bernie Quit? Just One Word: "Triangulation"

Martin Luz | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Martin Luz

Why is the media so surprised and perplexed that Bernie refuses to give up? His agenda is as clear as day: he is refusing to let the Clintons triangulate their way to the Oval Office, and dumping progressive issues along the way.

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

'Will You Serve Your Full 6-Year Term as U.S. Senator?' Absolutely, Said Sens. Warren and Obama

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Among the top echelon of potential 2016 presidential nominees, I don't see a more effective fighter for progressive values than Elizabeth Warren. We must remember that the best chance we have to move our party forward is to nominate strong progressives.

Third Way, Elizabeth Warren, and the Real Battle

Mike Lux | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The far more important question is how we win the bigger more consequential war that sparked this little back-and-forth this week: the war that Wall Street and the other powers that be are fighting to defeat the progressive populist ideas of our leaders and our movement.

Dems Could Divide Over Central Issue

Politico | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

As President Barack Obama approaches his second inaugural on Monday, he presides over a party that has largely papered over its divisions for the past...

Redefining "the Center" to "the New True Center"

Norman Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Goldman

To democrats, "the center" means being the same as corporatist Republicans: explicit, actual Republicans, but just slightly less so. This is not "the center;" this is mimicry.

The Tea Party Lesson: Passion Over Positioning

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The whole notion that you attract independents by moving to a mythical "center," by lowering your sights, trimming your sails, and tacking to prevailing winds needs another look.

An Extraordinary Achievement

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama did today what Democrats should do all over the country: Cut through the right-wing misinformation and propaganda and remind people why this reform was needed

Harold Ford's New York State of Mind

Daniel Denvir | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Denvir

Can any rich person just move to New York and win elected office? How many of New York's elected officials does Wall Street get to control?

DLC: The New Black! The Second Coming of Expansion Packs

Theodore Bergquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Theodore Bergquist

There's been a lot of talk about downloadable content for video games recently. There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a significant, fast growing trend here.

Obama's Best Frenemy

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

Obama put his persuasive power on hold while he got sucked into an insider negotiation with Congressional centrists -- and has been unable to make a morally compelling case for his agenda.

Al From and the Founding of Today's Majority Democratic Party

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Mr. Clinton turned to Mr. From and said: "I would never have become president if it wasn't for you."

Will Obama's Presidency End the Progressive Movement?

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

Progressive billionaires, bloggers and grassroots activists mobilized less against a conservative president than a complicit mainstream media and a Bush-enabling Democratic establishment.

Happy Birthday James Carville. Now Retire.

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

This is a birthday card to James Carville, on a day when polls show most Americans rejecting the negative campaigns and the spin-mongering that he has...

Business-Friendly Democratic Party Platform Reflects Interests Of Party Leaders

Brad Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Parker

In its successive drafts, the DNC party platform moved from progressive to liberal to conservative, offering clear evidence that the Democratic Leadership Council and its corporate cronies still control the Democratic Party apparatus.

The Men Who Made Me Love Hillary

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

Unfortunately, the coterie of cautious centrists being touted by the Obama campaign as short-listers for the vice presidential nod are hardly up to the task of taking on the Republican attack machine.

87.5% of "Family" & DLC Affiliated Senate Democrats Voted Yes on FISA

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

In early July 2008 Senate Republicans voted, with astounding conformity, in favor of the controversial electronic surveillance FISA bill update that w...

Winning to Change or Changing to Win: Obama and the Progressive Dilemma

Marshall Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marshall Grossman

Those of us who want real change must hold with one hand to the absolute necessity of an Obama victory and with the other to the possibility that pragmatic cynicism may be precisely not the road to achieve victory.

Obama Snubs Once-Powerful DLC

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama skipped the Democratic Leadership Council's "National Conversation" this weekend, even thought it was a block from Obama's Chicago campaign head...

Hey Kids, Let's Fire Steny Hoyer

Marshall Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marshall Grossman

So why, when in more and more districts, a vote to fund the war is a greater threat to incumbency than a vote to end it, do Hoyer and Pelosi still carry Bush's brackish water?

Obama's Win: How it Will Change the Leadership and Future of the Democratic Party

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

The end Clintonian control of the Democratic Party will be a time with many opportunities for people and organizations to jump into the openings in the power hierarchy that is forming.