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Populist Movement

Plutocracy the First Time Around

Steve Fraser | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Steve Fraser

Even before the grand denouement of the Great Depression and New Deal arrived, an answer to the labor question was surfacing, one that would put an end to the long era of anti-capitalism.

The Case for a Populist Challenger in the Democratic Primaries

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Hillary, of course, is the prohibitive favorite for the nomination. The money and machinery awaits her announcement. But her long experience makes it less likely that she will lay out a bold new direction and demand a mandate for change. The country needs a far bolder debate about direction.

To Fix the Problem of Inequality, Fight for Full-Employment

Roger Hickey | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Conservative populism becomes most powerful, as we saw in the last mid-term election in 2010, when liberal politicians ignore the fundamental nature of the economic crisis and leave the field to conservatives on the issue that voters care most about: jobs.

White Men and Their Guns

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions in our national gun control debate. The issue is not whether we should have gun control laws in this country -- or what they should be.

Draft Hillary for 2016 Bid

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Re-elect Barack Obama in 2012 and draft Hillary Clinton for 2016 to achieve an era of reform and realignment that will powerfully change history.

Populism Is Not A Style

Jim Hightower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Hightower

Everyone's a populist now -- Limbaugh, Palin, Beck -- pretty much anyone claiming to speak for the people. But those people are to populism what near beer is to beer, only not as close.

Obama's Grade at 100? What About Our Grade?

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

Obama has demonstrated remarkable mastery of the powers of the presidency to lead the country. Have we mastered the power of the citizenry to empower the president?

Progressives: Use Populist Rage To Push Obama (VIDEO)

American News Project | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Everyone agrees: The populist fires are burning. But what's next? Bob Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America's Future, thinks our historic ...