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Henry Wallace: America's Forgotten Visionary Politician

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Henry Wallace, who died 50 years ago this week (November, 18 1965), was one of the most fascinating and controversial political figures in American history. One of the great "what if?" questions of the 20th century is how America might have been different if Wallace, rather than Harry Truman, had succeeded Franklin Roosevelt in the White House.

Have Progressives Finally Solved Their Vision Problem? Looks Like It

David Callahan | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
David Callahan

Progressives now have a clearer vision, one that has been repeated often by speakers at the DNC -- most notably by Bill Clinton and Sister Simone Campbell Tuesday night: We're all in this together.

Will Occupy Wall Street Be Co-opted?

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The success of every radical movement in American history has occurred when it is co-opted by the forces of reform.

Buck Up and Stop Whining

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

What's the "plan" of progressives? Just because we are told to "buck up" or "stop whining," that's no reason to abandon a thoughtful analysis of the issues and choices presented in the elections.

Progressives in America: It's Time to Revive Our Party's Values

Kate Michelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Michelman

Progressives are implored to accept the limitations of the political environment. Well enough, I say. We need to shift our focus toward building a grassroots movement that turns promises made to us into positive outcomes.

We Need More Parties

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If both political parties split at, America would probably adopt a coalition government; the newly- formed Progressive and Conservative Parties might even ally on issues like taking on Wall Street.

Friday Talking Points [48] -- Throwing Out The Rulebook

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in Volume 36 of this Friday Talking Points column, I pointed out what seemed to me to be an obvious observation -- that the media was going a lot...

A Historical Perspective On Divided Democratic Conventions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Don't buy into the media narrative that this is some sort of "divided party" -- because today's Democrats aren't. All true Democrats are pulling hard to defeat the legacy of George W. Bush.