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Mike Lux

Those Fingerprints All Over the Elizabeth Warren "Controversy" Belong to Karl Rove

Roger Wolfson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

Karl Rove's protégé, Jim Burnett, is trying to convince Massachusetts voters that a non-controversy is so important that they should vote against their better interests.

The Winner of the Opportunity vs. Fairness Debate Is...

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

The important take away here is that this is a false choice. The NBC News /Wall Street Journal survey makes it clear that the strongest Democratic message links fairness, and middle class opportunity.

Zach Carter

How Obama's Failed Foreclosure Relief Plan Contributes To The Jobs Crisis | Zach Carter | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's inability to stem the foreclosure crisis ricocheted dramatically on Friday, as the Labor Department released ...

Ryan Grim

Dem Group Targets DNC Chair For Wall Street Ties | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The escalating lobbying blitz surrounding debit card swipe fees has now pitted a prominent Democratic messaging organization against the...

With Friends Like These...

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Robert Gibbs recently expressed his frustration with what he called the "professional left." Who would have thought that Obama's biggest problem in his first few years in office would be one of communication?

The Drano Theory of History -- Extending the "Big Change Moment"

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

One of the reasons why last Sunday's vote was so significant is that it is likely to set up the kind of cascading series of fundamental changes that only comes once every few decades.

Call Their Bluff: The Case for Letting Republicans Filibuster

Jay Michaelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Michaelson

The most obvious consequence of this tactic would be to expose the GOP minority for what they are: obstructionists. It's obvious that the Republicans are filibustering for the sake of filibustering.

You Call That Health Reform?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The truth is that what we've been calling health reform doesn't really "reform" the system at all. It merely shifts responsibility from one part of the economy to the other.

Sam Stein

White House Denies Pushing Trigger Option, Dem Groups Concur | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House, along with several progressive groups and high-ranking Democrats, is pushing back against reports that the administration is advancin...

Are Republican Elected Officials Backing the Violent Thugs?

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Early on August 5th, as the corporate-funded, Limbaugh/Beck incited violence was just starting to roll, John McCain sent out a tweet: "Town hall meeti...

Big Banks to American Public: "Screw You"

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

Roosevelt Braintruster Marshall Auerback wonders why bailed-out banks are getting giddy with dangerous speculation and sky-high bonuses when the rest of us are still dealing with financial chaos.

Honoring Paul Wellstone's Legacy: Fighting Like Hell for Health Care Reform

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Many Senators referred to Paul as "The Conscience of the Senate." Only 5 feet 4 inches tall and with a severe limp, Wellstone would stand on the floor of the Senate and rail against corporate interests.

Sweet Speech, Mr. President - But Where Was the Apology? And Where's the Action?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

If "equality" is a founding principle for freedom -- how do you justify withholding "equality for all" from LGBT people for any amount of time?

Sam Stein

Dean's Next Battle: Beat The Conservative Book Industry | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Howard Dean's appointment to the chair of the Progressive Book Club is being hailed as a major step on the part of Democrats to close one of the few r...

National Tea Party Organizers Freaked Out by a New Way Forward

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

I know this may be a little twisted, but there are a few things more fun for me than being attacked by right wingers. I consider it one of the greatest honors of my life. It happened again today.

Next Big Change Up: Health Care Reform

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Obama knows how messed up our health care system is, and he knows we need big change. I'm glad he has the guts to take it on, and I'm glad to see his early strategic moves on it are smart ones.

The Progressive Revolution

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Lux

My entire point in writing my first book, out today, is to build the movement, to give progressives the narrative and the facts about history to carry the day in their debates.

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.

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein

Obama Hires Progressive Liaison For Transition Team | Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Veteran Democratic official Mike Lux has been tapped by Barack Obama to serve as an adviser and progressive liaison during the transition period, the ...

Thomas B. Edsall

What Obama Can Learn From Bubba | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The bitter ideological debate over Barack Obama's decision to support to controversial national security wiretapping legislation and other "moves to t...

The Obama Problem

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

The harsh reality is, Barack Obama can and will tack towards the center on issues that are important to progressives during the general election.