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Matt Sledge

WATCH: 'Law & Order' Star Featured In Political Ad | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Former "Law & Order" star Sam Waterston is returning to the rough and tumble world of New York politics. But he is not reprising his role ...

Election Pits Candidate Against Fiancee

The Huffington Post | Nate Willis | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

The race for a minor party line for a New York state Assembly seat has pitted a man and his fiancee against each other. It's not a lovers' quarrel ...

Are We Now a One-Party System?

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

The Progressive Republican Party of Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln is long dead and buried. For the past 40 years, their crude replacements have conducted an unrelenting assault on our nation's democracy, values, humanity and rights.

Elect Occupy Wall Street in 2014

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

I'm becoming more and more convinced that the left's collective crying out for strong, effective leadership is going to have to come from the leaderfu...

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 ...

My Son Doesn't Look Like Trayvon

Dan Cantor | Posted 06.02.2012 | New York
Dan Cantor

We ask the police to deal with problems the rest of us want to ignore. We stop-and-frisk because we aren't able to educate-and-employ.

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...

WATCH: Matt Damon Campaigns For Working Families Party, Promises To Wear Yankee Hat

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Matt Damon loves the Working Families Party so much, he'll do just about anything to help its cause. The Cambridge-born Red Sox fanatic went on YouT...

Want to Fix Albany? Defeat Espada

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

New York's state government is a mess, and we're all paying the price. But the Working Families Party is launching a major push to change that -- by kicking out the worst politician in Albany.

New York's Third Party Mess

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

These parties tend to devolve into a legal extortion system -- demanding patronage or financial support from the Democratic and GOP nominees in return for giving them a second, or third, or fourth line on the ballot.

What New York Needs Now in a Governor (And It's Not Me)

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alec Baldwin

For the record, I was never contacted directly by anyone with the Working Families Party about running for Governor of New York. But my passion for politics is as important to me as it's ever been. New York needs strong leadership.

Getting Back to Work

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

The Working Families Party's opponents -- Republican operatives and lobbyists -- know they can't beat progressive ideas at the ballot box. So they dragged us into court.

Shocking New Study: Half of NYC Without Paid Sick Days

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

If you’re sick, stay home. That’s not just common sense, it’s advice public health officials dealing with Swine Flu and other infectious diseas...

What Is Bill Thompson Doing With His Email List? Organizing 2.0 and This Next Generation of Web Apps

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chrissie Brodigan

It turns out that the success of the Obama campaign, touted for its innovation online, cannot be easily resized and applied to improve engagement in local elections.

It is Not Our Parents Workplace Anymore

Pat Earley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pat Earley

Employers must seriously consider the deficiencies in today's workforce and begin to develop solutions to better improve our educational system, create new incentives to attract tomorrow's workers, and stay competitive in a global marketplace.

Two Ways Of Looking At New York's Runoff Election

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The Working Families Party wants New York to believe that it can make or break a Democrat running in a tough primary, and that therefore everybody had better treat their issues, and opinions, with extreme respect.

Progressive Landslide

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

I speak for thousands of Working Families Party members when I say that we are thrilled to have played a part in the victories of John Liu and Bill de Blasio.

The Rare Political Party That Is a Movement

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Sirota

Despite flying under the radar, the Working Families Party is perhaps today's most encouraging model for achieving progressive results over the long haul.

Change Strikes Again

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

The Working Families Party started this election year with a simple idea. If we have a community organizer in the White House, why not put a few community organizers in City Hall?

A Big Breakthrough on Green Jobs

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

The New York State Senate and Assembly rose above petty politics last week to pass legislation on climate and energy, setting a precedent for bipartisanship and a sensible cap and trade system.

Landmark Green Jobs Bill Passes Senate 52 - 8

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

New York may be on the verge of becoming a world leader in energy efficiency. Working late into the night, the State Senate passed the historic Green...

Stopping Swine Flu: Paid Sick Days for All New Yorkers

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

For the more than one million New Yorkers who do not have a single day of paid sick leave where they work, staying home with the flu may not be an option.

The Next Obama? Help Send Community Organizers to City Hall

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

America finally has a community organizer in the White House. What if we put a whole slate of community organizers in City Hall in New York?

Drowsy New York City Mayoral Campaign Hides Sleeping Giant of Ambition

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mario Almonte

Today, apparently cruising toward a third term as New York City Mayor, Bloomberg keeps a cone of silence around his larger political ambitions.