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Sam Stein

John Thune Worries DNC Executive The Most Among 2012 Prospects | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Offering an earnest assessment of the 2012 landscape, DNC Executive Director Jennifer O'Malley Dillon acknowledged on Friday that among a field of gen...

What the President Didn't Seem to Learn From the Shirley Sherrod Incident

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

The President's remarks about Shirley Sherrod's firing suggest that this "learnable moment" may have been lost. Here's an idea: Don't hide your opponents in a verbal cloud, Mr. President. Name them. Call them out.

Netroots Nation 2010: LIVE Streaming Video, Full Conference Schedule

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 2010 Netroots Nation conference is taking place in Las Vegas, Nev. from now through July 25 and features appearances from some of the most promine...

Netroots-Labor Solidarity: A Work in Progress

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

there is substantially more discussion in the blogosphere about cultural issues (whatever stupid thing Sarah Palin said today) important to urban professionals on the East and West Coast than trade issues important to steelworkers in the Midwest.

Jason Linkins

Democratic Governors Association Will Inspire Liberal Activists With 2004 Arcade Fire Single (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over at The Room Of War, Alex Pareene highlights a video from the Democratic Governor's Association that will apparently run at this year's Netroots N...

Oh, Great: Tropical Storm Direct Hit -- BP Shutting Down

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

The National Hurricane Center this morning forecasted a 70% chance that Invest 97, now just south of the Bahamas, would form into a tropical cyclone. Destination? The central Gulf.

The Big Industry Lie: Regulation = Job Loss

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

The phone and cable business appears to be "recession-proof," even as these companies do nothing to prevent their hardworking employees from feeling the effects of the lingering recession.

Kick the Old and the Disabled to Show We're Serious About Deficits?

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

We don't need politicians demonstrating their "credibility" by kicking the elderly and the disabled. We don't need to fix a Social Security program that isn't broken.

Action: Give Workers a Fair Deal and Bring Netroots Nation Convention to Providence

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

The outcome of a labor dispute in Providence will directly decide whether the Netroots Nation conference will bring approximately $2 million in economic activity to our area in 2011.

Could 2010 Be a Good Year for Democrats After All?

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Hogarth

The Right has been hoping for months that 2010 will be another 1994, but it's easy to see how that analogy falls apart.

Friday Talking Points [124] -- How's That Libertarian Thingie Workin' Out For Ya?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We certainly have a lot of ground to cover this week, so let's dig right in. I'd like to start with a declaration, though: Bristol Palin is now fair g...

Specter-Sestak Attack Each Other From The Left on Free Trade

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Manufacturing is essential to rebuilding our economy and moving away from the debt-driven boom bust cycles of the past.

More than a Date to the Prom

Joe Sestak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Sestak

Too many politicians get to Washington and turn their backs on those who got them there. I'm looking for a progressive partner in the blogosphere both during and after the campaign.

Netroots Nation Frustration and the Impediments to Progressive Change

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Roberts

It's become clear that structural features of American politics make it so change averse that virtually no progressive electoral sweep is enough to do the job.

Do Progressives Have What It Takes To Win?

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

Conservatives believe -- with justification -- that if they get angry enough and loud enough, liberals will back down from fights like this one.

There Is Always Trauma In The Room

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

I've done a little bit of work with soldiers returning from Iraq and have worked with domestic violence shelter workers on issues of vicarious trauma. I've also found in teaching the diverse groups who come for meditation guidance that, as someone once said to me, "There is always trauma in the room."

Bloggers Back Obama's Agenda, Not His Strategy (From Netroots Nation)

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Netroots Nation also drew a rather unlikely guest: Arlen Specter, the resilient, 79-year-old pol who has now managed to seriously rile the base of both political parties.

Is Obama Just Another Politician?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Is Obama a Linconesque compromiser or is he just another politician who will sell out any principle just to get re-elected?

Netroots Nation: Live Video From Pittsburgh

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Couldn't make it to Pittsburgh for Netroots Nation? Watch live streaming video of convention coverage here. The fourth annual gathering of progres...

Why Blogging Local Government Matters

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Local government has a bigger impact on our lives than most of us realize, and bloggers play a crucial role, not only mobilizing activists around a common issue, but spreading information about local government.

The Future of Netroots: GOP Disruptions, DailyKos, and the Role of OfA

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

With Netroots Nation coming up next week, we have joining us DailyKos General Manager Will Rockafellow for today's Wilshire & Washington podcast.

'Can I Trust This Poll?' - Part I

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

What makes a public opinion poll "scientific?" If you had asked that question of a random sample of pollsters when I started my first job at a polling...

The Netroots Go Deep

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gerald Sindell

I'm kinda sorta interested in keeping government and corporate power in check, but isn't there a huge other area of our world that needs reporting on?

The 2008 Google Docs Campaign

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Kuhn

Google Docs is the single platform that enabled Obama's effective organization an historic fundraising success.

Kos And Alinsky And Election 2008

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen C. Rose

Kos may be the digital-era Saul Alinsky, as one reviewer put it, taking local activism online. Obama has updated Alinksy as well, synthesizing a national and local approach.