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An Oasis in a Food Desert

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

On this week's Moyers & Company, historian and author Peter Dreier tells us that the current political crisis is fraught with possibility for progressives in America -- and shares the reasons he continues to be optimistic.

Two, Three, Many Americas?

Tom Hayden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Hayden

The fight over Obamacare is an example of how the fact of a civil war is camouflaged under surface arguments over federalism and spending.

Block a Grand Bargain With Bold Progressive Solutions to Social Security and Medicare

Richard Kirsch | Posted 12.21.2013 | Business
Richard Kirsch

Republicans may not have succeeded in defunding the nations' newest social insurance program, Obamacare, but they now are aiming at the foundational programs, Social Security and Medicare. And this time, they'll have the president on their side.

GOP Financial Terrorism Must End, Shutdown Must End, Social Security and Medicare Must NOT Be Cut

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The latest offer from those I have called Banana Republicans would keep the government shut down and threaten again to default the nation and crash wo...

Ryan Grim

Secretive Liberal Donor Network Rethinks Its Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The secretive network of liberal donors known as the Democracy Alliance has chosen longtime progressive activist Gara LaMarche to be its...

Why Conservatives Deny Climate Change

Bill Shireman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Shireman

The politics of climate are dominated by two groups who seem incapable of understanding how their mutual objectives could both be advanced.

A Look Back at Three Heroes From the 1960s: JFK, MLK and RFK

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Bryan Cain-Jackson

It's 2013; we should definitely live for today and look ahead to what we hope will be a prosperous future. However, it should never be forgotten why ...

Dave Jamieson

Unions Roll Out Their New Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of its efforts to rejuvenate the labor movement and reach more young people, the AFL-CIO is entering a formal partnership with a...

American Labor's New Agenda: A Movement for Global Shared Prosperity

Sabina Dewan | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Sabina Dewan

How can American unions reconsolidate people power and build a 21st century union movement that is broader than its membership?

From Emergency to Emerge 'n See: The Upwising Is Gaining Momentum

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

"Either we will have an awakening, or we will have a wake."-- Swami Beyondananda Every year on this date, the "impropaganda" machine reminds American...

President Obama's Syria Strike Poses Major Challenge to Backers

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

One risk was obvious. And that is that with or without Congress's authorization, waging war against a nation that has not directly attacked or poses any direct threat to the United States again tags the U.S. as the dreaded, and in the Middle East, hated aggressor and bully.

VIDEO: Keeping the Dream Alive for American Democracy

Philip Radford | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

Tomorrow, the progressive movement will stand together to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington because we want to protect working families, keep our air and water clean, and ensure justice for every American.

The Future of Broadband: Why Fix It if It's Not Broken

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 10.26.2013 | Technology
Eva M. Clayton

More work needs to be done to truly maximize the benefits of technology by paying more attention to America's "digital divide" and the ways in which we can work to bridge it.

Luke Johnson

Major Progressive Group Faces Layoffs

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democracy for America, the progressive political advocacy group formed by Howard Dean in the aftermath of his 2004 presidential campaign...

Broken Dreams and Bad Promises

Lisa Longo | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Lisa Longo

Everything is connected. We can all agree on that can't we? For each and every action there is an equal, and equally important, reaction. This realiza...

Revisiting 'Resisting Republican Excess'

David Coates | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
David Coates

It is time, surely, for those of us who want to see important things done in Washington D.C. and in state capitals like Raleigh, North Carolina -- who want Washington and Raleigh to succeed -- to unite together to minimize the impact in both cities of those who want government to fail.

Cory Booker Wins Senate Primary: The Far-Left Wins Nothing -- Again

Bob Cesca | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

At every turn, the far-left stupidly undermines its political goals simply because it doesn't understand the realities of American politics. If perchance I'm wrong, and they do get it, they spend way too much energy trying to reinvent the wheel rather than, you know, winning.

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.

Drugs, Sex, Rock 'n Roll and Kindergarten

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Steve Nelson

A common argument against progressive education is an aggressive claim that it didn't work. Of course it didn't. It never really happened.

Time for Progressives to Get Serious About Social

Jim Pugh | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Jim Pugh

Conservatives, rarely lacking significant resources, can afford to drop big money on paid advertising to get their message in front of millions of people. Progressives will need to get the most out of social if they want to compete.

Dave Jamieson

Organized Labor Looks For Some New Friends

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The past year hasn't been easy for organized labor. Union density dipped to a historic low of just 6.6 percent of the private sector. Mi...

Friday Talking Points -- Congress Slinks Out Of Town

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It was a busy week in Washington, since all the congresscritters were eager to get out of town for their not-so-well-earned five weeks of vacation. It'll take awhile for the dust to settle, so let's take a look at some of what's been happening while it does.

Political Dreaming in the Twenty-First Century

Ira Chernus | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Ira Chernus

I bet you, like me, rarely talk to anyone about your dreams, even if you spend nearly all your time among politically active people working to improve the planet. Perhaps these days it feels somehow just too naïve, too unrealistic, too embarrassing.

Katherine Bindley

The Rise Of The Religious Progressive

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion

A new study has found that while the number of religious conservatives is still greater than that of progressives, the religious left may have a bette...

America Needs a Progressive President

Fred Lundgren | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

This morning, I received a solicitation from an organization called "Bold Progressives." They are raising money for Elizabeth Warren. She is obviously being groomed to run for president. Here is my response.