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Centrists

Democrats Who Move Right Lose Elections -- There Is No "Center"

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

There are not voters who "swing," there are left voters and right voters who either show up and vote or do not show up and vote.

Joy Resmovits

Huntsman, Manchin Get Together To Relaunch 'No Labels'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

On Sunday afternoon, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) made their way from Washington, D.C. to New York -- sitting nex...

Billionaire Dispatches from the DNC: Day 2 (We're Buy-Partisan)

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

If we expect to protect our billionaire agenda from the tyranny of the majority, we need to cultivate some Democrats who will work tirelessly on our behalf.

If Republicans Are the Problem, Americans Elect Is No Solution

Jason Stanford | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Even if the Americans Elect nominee figured out how to defeat Obama and Mitt Romney, the centrist president would still have the same Congress stymied by a Republican Party that values purity of essence more than progress.

The New Conservatism

Gary Hart | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

The political media have accepted the myth of "equivalence" that says political polarization and governmental dysfunction are the result of both parties going to extremes of right and left. It is a myth.

I Love DFA and ActBlue: Why I'm Not Sending a Donation to Help Run the Ad in Wisconsin

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

I've just received an email solicitation from Charles Chamberlain at DFA, asking that I contribute to help keep the ActBlue ad running in Wisconsin. ...

The Midterm Blues, Part 2

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Democrats would vote for Democrats again if that would get them some. ...

The Blame Game

Adam Neiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Neiman

I don't blame the "professional left" or Robert Gibbs or Obama or even Rahm Emmanuel. I blame me. I was one of the last pragmatic progressives that swung from Hillary to Obama.

Why Does Fox News Have More Power Than Any Progressive in the Country?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

Is there anyone Obama won't fire or throw under the bus if Fox asks him to? What if they ask Obama to fire himself? Would he do it? Or would he just fire Biden and say he met them halfway?

The 10 Most Obnoxious Political, Media and Cultural Phrases

Joe Gandelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Gandelman

"A defining moment..." A phrase as cringe worthy as chalk scratching a blackboard. So who determines a "defining" moment? Today the phrase is trotted out by anyone who feels self-important.

For the Angry Center, Reality Bites

John Odum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Odum

The angry center that's so up in arms is missing the forest for the trees. The fact is that elections aren't just about individual people, they're also about group psychology.

The Radical Middle Wins in Iowa -- Gay Marriage and the Power of Progressive Centrism

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Shireman

The Iowa decision illustrates that progress is possible when principled people on the left and right set aside their cultural preferences, and examine their beliefs at a deeper level.

Obama's Budget: The Ad Campaign

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans United for Change, a key Democratic-backing group, will begin airing an ad today aimed at prodding Senate "centrists" to support President O...

Moderates... in Moderation

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Along the way, in committee and conference, during markup and debate, where critical funding is secured, the centrist wing of the Democratic party may well become the president's most frustrating opposition.

My Election Eve Hopes: Closing the Book on Bush's Regulatory Legacy, Redefining "the Center"

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

If tomorrow's results follow the polls, the United States will have an extraordinary opportunity simultaneously to close the book on what is probably ...