This week, two of the most well-respected national progressives groups -- the Center for Community Change and USAction -- announced that they've formed a new alliance to address the key problems of job loss, inequality, poverty, and the political influence of big business.
This year, Americans celebrated their independence at a time when almost 10 percent of the workforce is officially unemployed, millions more are underemployed, and millions of families are losing their homes. Under these circumstances, why isn't the left gaining momentum?
By Election Day, there will be very few districts where a vote for health care reform is unpopular. But I would also argue, that this fall we will see clear evidence that courage itself is very popular.