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Netroots at a Crossroads in Minneapolis This Weekend

Paul Hogarth | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Even if the President whom we all worked hard for cares more about the deficit than jobs, caves to the Senate Republican minority on the Bush tax cuts, and proposes draconian budget cuts for the poor, now is not the time to just give up.

A Time for Action -- Not Servility

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Cohen

It's a time for new activism -- built upon one of the great achievements of the last decade: the rise of independent media.

Catch a Fire: Activists Fighting "Corrective Rape" in South Africa Take Campaign Global

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Huff-Hannon

Corrective rape, or rape against gay women as a form of "curing" them, has fast become a ubiquitous form of targeted sexual violence in South Africa.

As Netroots Still Rage at Gibbs, Long-Term Jobless Left Behind

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

Amid the anger among progressives over White House spokesman Robert Gibbs' attack on the"professional left," a leading cause of the wide-rangi...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

If Robert Gibbs had walked around Las Vegas last week talking to the professional left, he would have learned what I did: that progressives, liberals, and Democrats are as diverse as the day is long.

Ideas in the Inter-Tubes: "Think Tanks and Netroots" NN10 Panel Summary

Progressive Ideas Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Progressive Ideas Network

At this year's Netroots Nation convention in Las Vegas, I moderated a panel called "Think Tanks and Netroots: Best Practices for Working Together."

Sen. Franken to the Netroots: Only You Can Stop the Corporate Takeover of Free Speech

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Over the weekend, Sen. Al Franken made the corporate takeover of our media, and the government's acquiescence to these corporations, frighteningly clear.

Bold New World: Reflections on Netroots Nation 2010

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Beware the myth of the monolith -- we netroots activists come from all walks of American life to do the hard work of creating harmony from cacophony in a tradition as patriotic as our country's motto, E Pluribus Unum.

Ryan Grim

Al Franken Endorses Elizabeth Warren For Consumer Protection Bureau | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) joined the effort to persuade President Obama to appoint Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Bureau in an interv...

Netroots Nation 2010: Harry Reid Makes Promise To Dan Choi To Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

CBS News | Stephanie Condon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reid said, however, that he and the left need each other. And he promised to keep up his end of the bargain with two moves: a commitment to reforming ...

Sam Stein

House Democrats Rip Senate Colleagues: Their Lethargy Is Going To Cost Us Seats In 2010 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A trio of progressive House members took direct aim at their colleagues in the Senate on Saturday, declaring that the upper chamber "sucks," has a "to...

WATCH: In Surprise Appearance, Obama Urges Netroots Nation To 'Consider What We've Accomplished,' 'Keep Up The Fight'

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- President Barack Obama is urging liberal activists and bloggers to "keep up the fight" to bring change to Washington. In a video pl...

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.

President Obama's Opportunity for a "Sister Souljah Moment"

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

The "eating your own children" syndrome of so-called progressives also offers Obama an opportunity to challenge the base of his party that engages in these self-destructive tactics.

40 Days Until Sestak-Specter and Halter-Lincoln

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

40 days from today - on May 18 - we will see two HUGE primaries for U.S. Senate. Even if you're not from either of these two states, these races impact Democrats across the country and, well, the entire country as a whole.

The Next Democratic Senate Primary Candidate We Need to Support

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Now that you have delivered victories for Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania and most likely a win for Bill Halter in Arkansas, you, the netroots, need to know about the next important primary candidate.

The F Word: Where's the Party?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The winners were challengers -- right and left - and those who organized on the ground. As our friend Jane Hamsher put it primary night, "Between Obam...

Grassroots Comedy for SNL

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Schmeltzer

So, how about it, SNL? Maybe I'll never be a not-ready-for-prime-time player. But, at least let me, and other fans, help determine who will be, every few weeks.

Who Will Lead 2010's Political News Cycle: MSM, Bloggers or @PressSec?

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

It's been almost a week since Press Secretary Robert Gibbs delivered one of his first game-changing tweets: @PressSec wow - in a less than 30 hours ...

Don't Bother Waiting for Bloggers to Get Credit for the Public Option

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Daou

The credit will go to liberal-leaning legislators and will reference "public support," neglecting the fact that it took bloggers to draw attention to the polling that showed a majority favored the public option.

New Year's Resolution: Don't Apologize for Democrats

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

When we mute ourselves as a Democratic president pursues corporatist or militarist policies, we only encourage such policies.

A Tech-Powered Gay Rights Movement

Pam Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Pam Spaulding

With web sites, blogs, and social networking tools like Twitter and Facebook, the online LGBT community has emerged as an example of both leadership and rabble-rousing success.

From ACORN to Van Jones, the Online Rightroots Flexes Its Muscles

Matt Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Matt Lewis

Online success has more to do with passion and intensity than with technological sophistication. And in politics, the outsiders -- not the establishment -- own passion.

Congressman Joe Sestak Liveblogging RIGHT NOW at Senate Guru

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

ight now, beginning at 5pm Eastern Time, Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak will hold a liveblog session for about an hour at Senate Guru.