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If Hillary Clinton Is Running for President, Here's the One Thing She Should Be Doing Right Now

Colin Delany | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Colin Delany

Is Hillary Clinton running for President? I don't know -- but if she is, I know what she should be doing right now.

"Under Tents": International Campaign Launch for Housing in Haiti

Beverly Bell | Posted 09.04.2012 | World
Beverly Bell

As part of the Under Tents campaign, Haiti's homeless are demanding that the government immediately halt all forced evictions until public or affordable housing is made available.

Sabrina Siddiqui

AFL-CIO Has A New Trick | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To counteract the influx of spending by Republican-allied super PACs, the AFL-CIO is stepping up its ground game for the 2012 elections....

Can There Be Transparency in Politics? Jefferson Smith Runs for Mayor of Portland

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Toni Nagy

Recently I was introduced to Jefferson Smith, an inspired, young elected official, who's now running for mayor of Portland, Ore., and aims to embody the future of what politics should be.

Ryan Grim

Elizabeth Warren's Money Bomb Haul | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Warren's money bomb has pulled in pledges of more than $100,000 in the course of a weekend, according to the campaign, with fo...

The Story We Need to Tell Ourselves: Bending the Arc of History Is the Work of Ordinary People (And We Are Those People)

David Levitus | Posted 10.17.2011 | Impact
David Levitus

Across the board, we are beginning to see progressive organizations working to scale up the size and sophistication of their efforts. Groups that have previously focused on their own particular issues and communities are banding together.

Asking and Telling Since 1975

Kevin Cathcart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Cathcart

Today, we feel stronger and more hopeful because of DADT's repeal. But we still have work to do. For as progress is made, the remaining inequalities seem all the more indefensible.

START-ing the "Countdown to Zero"

Andrea Jimenez Rael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Andrea Jimenez Rael

Ever since the world first witnessed the blossoming of the mushroom cloud we've been living a constant nightmare of international terrorism. Demonstra...

Memo to the Media: Forget Your Focus on Politicians

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Schechter

Fela is no period piece, and in fact points to how social change does not just come out of the barrel of bombast from either the White House or the Congress.

To Repower America With Clean Energy, Meet Me at The Wall

David Boundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Boundy

There are too many urgent reasons to tackle this challenge of a generation, and there is nothing more compelling than hearing them straight from the people who care the most.

Women And The 2008 Election: A New Majority

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Menin

While some celebrated that New Hampshire just became the first state to have a majority of women legislators in one of their chambers, the question to ask is, why are they the only ones?

Obama and His Field Force: How California Roared

Jamie Alter Lynton | Posted 11.21.2008 | Politics
Jamie Alter Lynton

There's a good chance that the role California played in Obama's victory will go unnoticed. However, the California team actually pulled off what can only be called a field operation coup.

Obama Campaign Uses Little Steps To Make Big Movement

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Herrington

What Obama's campaign does that is different is to ask canvassers and callers to personally take a stake in making a difference in the leanings of voters. Quite simply it is predicated on the very questionable statistical significance of one human influencing another.

RED ALERT: Big Oil Money vs. You

Rep. Chris Van Hollen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Chris Van Hollen

Larry Kissell is real grassroots success story, which is why he needs your urgent help. Robin Hayes just reached deeper into Big Oil's pocket to try and hold off Larry's surging momentum.

Meanwhile In McCainland... A Whole Lot Of Nothing

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dawn Teo

We're talking McCain's home state of 30 years-- there must be events, I thought, a troupe of highly motivated supporters making battle plans? But No, McCain HQ in Virginia told me there was absolutely nothing happening in Arizona.