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Rep. Jim Himes and 54 House Democrats: Talk to Russia and Iran About Syria

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.30.2015 | World
Robert Naiman

This happened because it's time for it to happen; this happened because a large group of House Democrats don't think the Iran nuclear deal is the end of what we can accomplish with diplomacy in the Middle East.

The Unheralded Force That Helped Win the Iran Deal and Reshape US Foreign Policy

Ben Wikler | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics
Ben Wikler

The Iran deal's political survival means many things at once. It signals the decline of AIPAC and the Likud lobby. But it also means something more, something largely missed in the many write-ups of how the victory was forged.

In a Post-Deal Iran: What Now?

John Mirisch | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
John Mirisch

The Iran deal will stand, at least until the next presidential election. Despite disapproval by a non-partisan majority of both houses of Congress, not to mention the American people, because of the incredibly low threshold to sustain a veto, not to mention White House arm-twisting and purely partisan support, the deal will stand.

MoveOn and Robert Reich: Save Greece and Reject Global Austerity

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

MoveOn and Robert Reich have launched an emergency campaign to press the Obama administration to use its influence in the International Monetary Fund to push for a just end to the crisis in Greece.

No, You Need a History Lesson: The Confederate Flag Is a Symbol of Hate.

Benjamin O'Keefe | Posted 06.25.2015 | Black Voices
Benjamin O'Keefe

So I pose this question: Why is a flag that represents the army that fought and lost (thankfully) to protect slavery flown and honored by state governments in America? There's no good reason. And that is why it's time to take down the flag.

Michael McAuliff

Grassroots, Unions Threaten Dems With Defeat Over Trade | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Grassroots and union groups had a warning Wednesday for Democrats who are considering signing onto President Barack Obama's trade agenda...

Democrats Blast Schumer Threat to Kill Iran Deal

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democratic constituency groups opposed to war with Iran are furious that New York Democrat and Senate Minority Leader "heir apparent" Chuck Schumer is threatening to scuttle the possibility of a diplomatic agreement with Iran.

Schumer's Choice: To Succeed Reid, He Must Back Iran Deal

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has announced that he will not run for re-election. Reid has endorsed Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) to succeed him as Democratic leader.

Yes, We Need Elizabeth Warren in the Senate. And She Should Also Run for President.

Ben Wikler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Ben Wikler

What draws people to Warren is her unusual combination of guts, brains and heart--her willingness to fight, and fight smart, for what's right. To make a difference in people's lives. That's her superpower.

How the Christian Coalition and MoveOn Helped Save Net Neutrality: A Buried Story of a Powerful Coalition

Paul Loeb | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Paul Loeb

This week's FCC action should bring a long-delayed victory for net neutrality. It's an important victory, without which the online world that we've come to take for granted would risk being auctioned off to the highest bidder. But this victory might never have happened without an unlikely political coalition a decade ago.

A Vote for 'Draft Warren' Is a Vote for a Democratic Primary

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

MoveOn and Democracy for America polled their members. In each case, more than 80 percent supported the campaign to try to draft Warren. Who else has a plan to defeat "no primary" that can boast this kind of Democratic support?

An Open Letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Run Warren Run!

Anna Galland | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Anna Galland

We've got your back. That's because you've had our backs. You've stood up for us -- America's students, mothers, retirees, teachers, minimum-wage workers -- instead of for the big banks and corporations.

Report on CIA Torture Shows Need for Limiting ISIS AUMF

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.09.2015 | World
Robert Naiman

In the absence of greater agitation, limitation and oversight, the national security establishment is likely to get worse, not better, in terms of its accountability to democratic control and the rule of law.

Samantha Lachman

MoveOn's Efforts To Draft Elizabeth Warren Reflect Its Sour History With Hillary Clinton | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- MoveOn, a progressive group originally formed as an attempt to forestall the looming impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton, is now ... To Make Big Push For An Elizabeth Warren 2016 Candidacy

The New York Times | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Some Democrats are "Ready for Hillary." is ready for Elizabeth Warren. The liberal group is poised to spend $1 million on...

Win or Lose, Big Money Still Matters in Politics

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

While big donors like Tom Steyer and the Democratic Party insiders running Democratic-leaning outside spending groups might not be celebrating over it now, big money -- even losing big money -- matters in Washington.

Why Women Are the Supervoters in This Year's Midterm Elections

Anna Galland | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Anna Galland

Women across the country do amazing and powerful things every day, but we have a special superpower right now: Our votes.

The Koch Brothers Don't Want You to Read This!

Steve Skrovan | Posted 12.14.2014 | Comedy
Steve Skrovan

For the last six weeks, my inbox has been jammed with "urgent" messages from various congressional candidates and progressive organizations. They use a number of tricks to get you to open the email.

And 2014's Flip-Flopper of the Year Award Goes to...

Ben Wikler | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Ben Wikler

Many pols flip-flop. But each year, one politician rises above the din to become a new icon of embarrassing flip-floppery. This year, America's flip-flopper-in-chief is Colorado Senate hopeful Cory Gardner -- Republican candidate in what FiveThirtyEight lists as the closest Senate race in America.

Faith in Citizens

Joan Blades | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Joan Blades

I've come to believe that even if there was agreement in the U.S. that climate is a key concern, we would do a poor job of addressing the problem. Adversarial solutions will not suffice -- we must learn to hold the tensions of our differences and use this tension to inspire solutions that are better than we have yet imagined.

Berkeley's Freedom Flame Kept Alive by New Generation of Digital Activists

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 12.02.2014 | College
Ruairí McKiernan

While Berkeley is more progressive than many places in the U.S, it is clear that the culture of large-scale student activism has changed. Many claim the youth of today are apathetic. Others say they just engage in different ways. It may also be that exorbitant college fees play a large part in taking the radical edge out of the student population.

Samantha Lachman

Here's How Progressives Plan To Beat Back The GOP Tide | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the problems for progressive groups this election cycle is that there isn't an Elizabeth Warren or a Tammy Baldwin on the ballot....

Ryan Grim

Koch Brothers' Real Fear Revealed In Secret Audio: Liberal Money | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Charles and David Koch may be annoyed at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has made it his mission to elevate the billionaire industrial...

Outfoxing the Fox -- Looking Back 10 Years Later

Robert Greenwald | Posted 09.09.2014 | Media
Robert Greenwald

Fox's messaging that government is bad, that human nature is intrinsically more evil than good, that people should be afraid and paranoid, isn't journalism covering the news. It's a world view and narrative that is embedded in the identity and agenda of America's political right wing.

The Republican Medicaid Blockade: Time to Go on Offense on Health Care

Anna Galland | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Anna Galland

Why are so many Democrats still playing defense on the health care, with weak-kneed "keep and fix" rhetoric that implies the Affordable Care Act is broken? The Affordable Care Act is not broken.