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The People

Reclaiming Populism -- The Citizen Politics of Public Work

Harry Boyte | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Harry Boyte

The populist politics needed in our time is pluralistic, gritty, practical, relational, work-centered, and rooted among the broad citizenry.

News Of The World Paid Spies For Scoops During Piers Morgan's Tenure

AP | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 11.28.2011 | Media

LONDON -- No one suspected the secretary. Efficient, well-dressed and well-liked, Sue Harris was at the heart of the Sunday People, the smallest of B...

The Weakest Majority in History?

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

As an unrepresented Independent voter, I feel betrayed by the Democratic Majority.

The Manufacturing of No Labels

Cari Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cari Shane

"There is a quiet revolution happening in this country," says the founder, or really, the manufacturer of No Labels, Nancy Jacobson, who years ago conceived of and then built this movement.

Whose Voice Matters Most?

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

There seems to lurk a sense among progressives that The People can't be trusted to think for themselves about the priorities of our national budget, or the direction of our country.

Obama's First Year: The Bubble Descends

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is significant that President Barack Obama's true first anniversary in office is about to be overshadowed by a special election to fill a Senate seat in Massachusetts.

White House Gate Crashing, From Andrew Jackson To Grace Slick

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While Washington is all a-twitter over two society climbers crashing the gates at an Obama soirée, in the grand sweep of history, it was a fairly minor event. No one was in danger, and no real harm was done, nobody got dosed with LSD.

Emerging GOP Theme: Nullification

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The code words change over time (from "nullification" to "states' rights" to Pawlenty's "state sovereignty"), but the idea is the same -- we retain the right to ignore any laws we don't feel like following.