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Here's What The Media Missed In Tuesday's Elections

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Coverage of this week's congressional primaries focused on the battle between establishment Republicans and the tea party. The fight on the other side...

Pope Francis, Liberal Populist

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Politically the moral leadership of the pope is bad news for those Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party advocates and libertarians who politically worship at the altar of the unbridled and unregulated excesses of capitalism that Francis deplores.

Wilson the Worst

Jeff Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Taylor

Blessed with a fine education and considerable talent, Wilson generally used his powers for evil rather than good. It's fitting that Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize, while true peacemakers of their generation, men like Tolstoy and Bryan, were snubbed.

Matt Damon Is Right

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When the great actor Matt Damon recently said that President Obama "broke up with me," he hit the jackpot of telling political truth in the eyes of many progressive Democrats and independents.

A New Bipartisanship

Rich Rubino | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It has become conventional thinking that bipartisanship is moribund in American politics. Recent elections of Tea Party Republicans have cemented this mindset. Ironically, the increasing partisan polarity may actually have the unintended result of effectuating a new bipartisanship.

Sam Stein

Obama's Progressive Base Embraces Him Anew, Bound For More Heartbreak

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's definitive reelection victory has invited Democrats to imagine a new era of liberalism, in which they are no lo...

Progressive House Democrat Co-Chair Vows Democrats Won't Roll Over to the GOP

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In an interview, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) said of the Progressive House Caucus: "It is clear that we represent the heart and soul of the Democratic Party. So, the first item is jobs. We have to have a robust jobs bill."

Three Reasons to Be Happy About the Reported Deal by Senate Democrats on Health Care

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I have criticized the Democrats for failing to properly use the power of their majority in Congress and the mandate from an overwhelming victory last November, so it's only right I give them their props for finally taking charge.

Sam Stein

Progressives Threaten To Cut Off Money For Dems Who Oppose Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the finish line for health care reform in sight, progressive groups are taking an aggressive approach to make sure that Democrats in Congress vot...

Blue Dog Democrats and Republican Triangulation

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

We must not allow the Blue Dogs to slow down President Obama's momentum or water down the sweeping reforms the nation needs in these trying economic times.

Debbie Cook and Larry Kissell: Two Progressive Democrats for Congress

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

These contests will help determine whether the party can hold off Republicans' attempts to seize back control of Congress, or add seats to the Democratic majority they gained in 2006.