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In Unity There Is Strength

Mike Lux | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

I do believe that there is a clear trend in the White House toward thinking it is better for Democrats to be unified in policy fights with the Republicans, simply because they keep getting rewarded politically when they are.

Ryan Grim

Progressives Launch Desperate Bid To Persuade Pelosi To Stay

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive allies of House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are launching a furious last-minute bid to persuade to her to stay i...

Elise Foley

Obama Makes Forceful Promise To Progressives On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama lifted the spirits of a room full of progressive leaders on Tuesday when he pledged to tackle immigration reform ...

Politics Belongs to All of Us

Heather McGhee | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Heather McGhee

On issues like students loans, decent entry-level jobs, the criminalization of poverty and the failed war on drugs, racial segregation and the future of our climate, we now have an opportunity to turn the campaigns that ignited a generation into an enduring force for change.

How to Build a Grassroots Power Base

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Winning or losing an election can hinge on the decisions of just one group or even one individual. We may not feel powerful, but an internalized sense of powerlessness represents another triumph for a system that thrives on vast imbalances of power.

Women Won Big On Election Day

Daniel Simon | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The Republicans took a shellacking on Tuesday and they know it. Whether or not they make the proper changes is something the future of their party dep...

An America Yet to Be Born

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Election Day 2012 went better than I thought it would. Barack Obama, the designated Lesser Evil, clobbered Mitt Romney in the swing states, despite Republican efforts to keep likely Democrats from voting there. Now what?

President Obama's Reelection and Progressive Dissonance

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

For progressives who care about peace, prosperity, civil liberties, and the future of our country, Obama's reelection last night was no victory. It was the rock we chose over the hard place. I have little hope because there has been less change.

Obama's Victory And The Aftermath Of 'Please Defriend Me'

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I'm struggling today with how to best move forward, given my friends who say that they support me but voted for policies and people who work to deny me my equality. I find myself questioning whom I want in my life and whom I don't.

Obama's Second Term Could Be Marked by Continued Gridlock and Polarization

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Mugambi Jouet

Barack Obama's supporters understandably feel uplifted by his reelection. Chants of "Four more years" have been matched by the hope that Obama will finally be able to complete his agenda during his second term. In reality, the public reelected Obama without giving him the clear means to do so.

Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him Anyway

Cenk Uygur | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Do what you must in this election, but don't get blinded by the lights. This is not the most important fight in the country. Getting money out of politics is far, far more important, so that next time we can actually have a decent choice when election time comes around.

My Vote for Your Future: A Letter to Larkin

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

The following is a letter to my granddaughter, Larkin, who was born last year. Maybe when you become a grandmother, your perspective on a lot of things changes. As I think about what kind of world my beautiful granddaughter will live in, it's hard to overstate how important this year's election really is.

Dan Froomkin

Progressive Activists: The Idealists

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Four years ago, on the day Barack Obama was elected President of the United States, the world seemed full of possibilities -- particularly for the peo...

Change.org: We've Seen This Before

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Recently, the Huffington Post reported that Change.org has abandoned its progressive roots and apparently planned on doing it without telling anyone, ...

What Changes at Change.org Say About us, Online Advocacy, and Our Movements

Isaac Luria | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Isaac Luria

When I first heard the news of Change.org's departure from its progressive moorings, I was angry -- but not entirely surprised. The writing has been on the wall for years now that Change.org wouldn't remain simply a "progressive" organization.

Can a Romney Presidency Connect With Young People? NO!

Jack Myers | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Jack Myers

A Romney presidency, as outlined in the Republican platform and in campaign speeches, promises to reject the fundamental beliefs of the generations that represent the future of our nation and our world.

The Choice Is Clear and It's Up to Us

Pearl Korn | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Romney would create a Supreme Court at the ready to overturn any number of other laws protecting the environment, women, workers and more that conservative special interests deem annoyances and infringements on their bottom line. Think about that when you go in the booth on Nov. 6.

It's a Tablet! It's a Computer! It's an Opportunity!

Alex Palombo | Posted 12.22.2012 | Technology
Alex Palombo

I love hearing about new gadgets and technology, so when Microsoft introduced its new tablets, with a detachable keyboard and the new Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, I was pretty excited about the new opportunities the tech would create.

Progressives: In Swing States, Vote for Obama

Daniel Ellsberg | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Daniel Ellsberg

I don't 'support Obama.' I oppose the current Republican Party. The only way for progressives and Democrats to block Romney from office, at this date, is to persuade enough people in swing states to vote for Obama: not stay home, or vote for someone else.

Politicizing the Benghazi Attacks

Joel Rubin | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Joel Rubin

Who would you trust then, to get the terrorists who killed these four patriotic Americans in Benghazi? The people who got bin Laden or the people who forgot bin Laden?

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Holding GOP Accountable

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the morning of Aug. 19, an employee of the Democratic super PAC American Bridge 21st Century was eating his breakfast while monitorin...

Deja Vu All Over Again*

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Getting -- and counting -- every single legitimate vote cast that day is the surest path to rekindling the spirit not only of '68. It's also true to the Spirit of '76. That would be 1776: principles and lessons of the past helping US to guide and create our future.

To My Progressive Friends Who Intend Not to Vote for Obama

Floyd Elliot | Posted 12.10.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Obama and Romney are not equivalent. From way out on the fringes of the left or the right, they might look that way, but to the most vulnerable people in this country, they do not.

The Rain on Our Parade: A Letter to My Dismal Allies

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Every four years we hear that in presidential elections we are asked to choose the lesser of two evils. Now, this is not an analysis or an insight; it is a cliché, and a very tired one.

Don't Get Fooled Again: Why Liberals and Progressives Should Vote Enthusiastically for President Obama

Sanford Jay Rosen | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Sanford Jay Rosen

Let's not let hubris put us at risk of electing the wrong candidate again. The stakes in this election put our values at risk, possibly more than we can imagine.