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The Populist Moment

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Of all the myths that circulate in Washington, perhaps none is more prevalent or intractable than the one that says that the United States is a "moderate" nation.

Winning Warren-Style

Mike Lux | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The challenges that have kept progressive populists from winning presidential elections and creating a lasting majority movement are still there. This blog post lays out the challenges I think we have to overcome, and a strategy for doing so.

A Tale of Two Constituencies

Mike Lux | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Public opinion matters a great deal in the American system of government, just as it does in any democracy. But it sure isn't the only thing that matters, as the following true story demonstrates. It's what I call A Tale of Two Constituencies.

The Year of the Populist Woman

Mike Lux | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

If all or even most of this class of women senators were to win in 2012, it would be historic, easily the highest quality group of new women senators ever. Progressives should do everything we can to rally behind them and help carry them to victory.

Obama's Populism

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The only thing wrong with Obama's populism is that it took him until nearly the year of his re-election to practice it resolutely. More, please.

Tea and Empathy: The Connection Between High Unemployment, Record Foreclosures, and Right Wing Rage

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Rage -- and talking about rage -- is all the rage these days. Hot on the heels of an outbreak of threats against members of Congress, this week broug...