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Lucia Graves

PAYBACK: Progressive Groups Target Turncoat State House Democrats For Defeat | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Liberal advocacy groups are aggressively targeting Democratic state lawmakers who've sided with Republicans to block action on President...

Oregon Progressives Aim To Unseat Controversial Dem

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Progressives in Oregon's 48th district campaigned door-to-door over the weekend in an effort to unseat controversial Democrat and five-term incumbent ...

Moms Get Political: An Interview With Momsrising Co-founder Joan Blades

Martha Burk | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Unlike their mothers and grandmothers who didn't see politics as the answer to these problems, the new generation of moms has political change in their sights. And they're making their voices heard.

The "R" Word

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 06.24.2012 | DC
Jamie Davis Smith

Until we change this thinking, and our parlance, too many will continue to think of individuals with disabilities not as people who are valuable members of society, but as something less.

Jason Cherkis

MoveOn, Labor Unions Aim To Teach 100,000 Occupy's Nonviolent Protest Tactics | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Boot camp is about to begin. On Monday and extending throughout this week, a coalition of progressive organizations from across the c...

Ryan Grim

Why Did Progressives Lose An Illinois Congressional Race So Badly? | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After several rounds of painful soul searching, Washington-based progressives are comparing notes on Ilya Sheyman's stunning open-primar...

Paul Blumenthal

Progressives Face First Test In Illinois Tonight | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the national media eyes the Illinois primary race between Republicans Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, progressive activists have their...

Paul Blumenthal

Progressives Face First Test In Illinois Primary | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a newly redrawn congressional district covering the North Shore Chicago suburbs, progressive groups are mounting their first foray in...

'Judging By Their Comments, The GOP Must Have A Serious Problem With Women'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Ramping up the already white-hot debate over gender politics, the progressive advocacy group Political Action is launching a national campa...

Lawrence Lessig on Campaign Finance Reform: Overturning Citizens United Isn't Enough

Corbin Hiar | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Corbin Hiar

In contrast with many other campaign finance reformers, Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig believes fixing the U.S. election system will require more than just overturning the Citizens United ruling, which removed many restrictions on independent political spending.

Occupy Corporations: How to Cut Corporate Power

Bill Quigley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Bill Quigley

The legal fiction of corporate personhood and the constitutional rights taken by corporations must cease.

'We Make Them Better.. Mostly By Firing People'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has received much criticism over his work at Bain Capital in recent weeks. A group supporting his rival, N...

Protests Intensify To Oppose Potential Federal Mortgage Settlement

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business

* Left-leaning groups protest foreclosure deal with top banks * Targeted Obama re-election headquarters in Chicago * Ne...

You Ended the War in Iraq

Tom Matzzie | Posted 02.14.2012 | World
Tom Matzzie

America is weary of war and this war has been a psychic trauma on the United States that has shaken core beliefs of many. Now that it is over we must work to end other wars and start nation building here at home.

Occupy Movement Accepts Modest Help From The Left

AP | By DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 01.01.2012 | Business

By DAVID B. CARUSO, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- With its noisy drum circle, meandering parades of bandanna-clad youth and disdain for cen...

The State of the Left

Colleen Becker | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Colleen Becker

What the Occupation movements make patently clear is that its participants do not feel adequately represented by either the Democratic party or the Republican party.

PHOTOS: 'Occupy' Protests Resume, Rahm Responds

Posted 12.17.2011 | Chicago

Although they faced more than 175 arrests during their Saturday evening occupation of the city's Grant Park, Occupy Chicago demonstrators have vowed t...

Defend Occupy Wall Street From Eviction

Van Jones | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Van Jones

This is about more than just one protest. What's at stake is the very right we have as Americans to speak out when we've been wronged, and to peaceably assemble as a community to seek redress from the government.

Sixties Redux at Occupy Wall Street

Alan Singer | Posted 12.13.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I think the best thing that can come out of Occupy Wall Street is that a new generation, like the generation of the sixties, will learn to organize people.

Occupy Wall Street Reactions From 16 Big Names

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

Approaching its fourth week, the Occupy Wall Street has grown from a largely-ignored gathering in Manhattan's financial district to a nationwide netwo...

#OccupyWallStreet Ranks Swell As Unions, PACs Join Protest

AP | By DEEPTI HAJELA and VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 12.05.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- A diverse group of powerful unions joined demonstrations near Wall Street on Wednesday, lending some focus, credibility...

The Ranks Of Occupy Wall Street Swell

AP | Meghan Barr and Verena Dobnik | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

By Meghan Barr and Verena Dobnik, Associated Press NEW YORK -- The protests on Wall Street, the fabled center of American commerce, are expected to...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Caters To Base By Taxing The Wealthy, But Entitlement Cuts Loom | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is back in the good graces of progressives. For now. Hours after Obama delivered a fiery speech demanding that...

Rick Perry Executed an Innocent Man/ Save Troy Davis!

Katie Halper | Posted 11.15.2011 | Crime
Katie Halper

Rick Perry's record number of executions drew applause at last week's GOP debate. Among the 234 -- make that 235 as of today -- killed under Perry was Cameron Todd Willingham, who received the death penalty for killing his three daughters by arson.

Best Art About Work

Wyatt Closs | Posted 11.04.2011 | Arts
Wyatt Closs

Art at work? Well, art portraying work or workers' values and struggles has been going on for centuries, but portraying work in dramatic or readily ac...