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The Invasion of the Party-Switchers in Presidential Politics

Rich Rubino | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

The 2016 Presidential election might go down in history as the year of the party-switchers. Republican Rick Perry was once a member of the Texas Democratic State Legislature. Potential Democratic Presidential candidate Jim Webb was once a Republican.

Franklin Roosevelt 70 Years On: America Never Really Recovered From FDR's Passing

William Bradley | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Hillary Clinton, who will perhaps coincidentally announce her presidential candidacy on this 70th anniversary of FDR's death, can only hope to match even part of her fellow New Yorker's vast accomplishments.

Oliver Stone's Untold, Unboring History of the United States

Jonathan Schwarz | Posted 01.13.2013 | Media
Jonathan Schwarz

You're not going to see a glowing review of Oliver Stone's new book and 10-part Showtime series, The Untold History of the United States, in the New York Times anytime soon. It's just too interesting.

Will Occupy Wall Street Be Co-opted?

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The success of every radical movement in American history has occurred when it is co-opted by the forces of reform.

Victory! Transforming Occupy Wall Street From a Moment to a Movement

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Is the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon a moment of protest or a movement for sustained change? Will Rose Gudiel become the Rosa Parks of a new economic justice movement?

The 50 Most Influential Progressives of the 20th Century

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We all stand on the shoulders of earlier generations of radicals and reformers who challenged the status quo of their day. Unfortunately, most Americans know little of this progressive history.

A Historical Perspective On Divided Democratic Conventions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Don't buy into the media narrative that this is some sort of "divided party" -- because today's Democrats aren't. All true Democrats are pulling hard to defeat the legacy of George W. Bush.