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Center for American Progress
Engaging Youth Voters Beyond Marriage Equality
Findings from a poll of young pro-marriage-equality voters illuminate ways that future progressive campaigns can be responsive to youth voices. ...
Making Progress: 10 Years of Ideas, Action, and Change
Today, as the Center for American Progress celebrates its 10th anniversary, we look at the impact CAP has had on the country. ...
The Top 13 Women of Color to Watch in 2013
These 13 women of color are leaving their mark on everything from politics to entertainment to health. ...
Martin Unchained: Radical Reformer, Nonviolent Militant
This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we should remember the true Dr. King and free him from a reconstructed history that never was. ...
Democracy, Democratic Governance, and Transparent Institutions in the American Interest
The Center for American Progress and the Center for Strategic and International Studies have collaborated to promote progressive and democratic governance around the world. ...
Comparing Conservative and Progressive Investment in America's Youth
Conservative groups' funding advantage has helped the right communicate with young Americans and develop leaders despite the fundamental issue-area differences between conservative movement fundamentals and the Millennial generation. ...
3 Lessons the 2012 Election Taught Us About the Progressive Coalition
Ruy Teixeira explains why the 2008 presidential outcome was not a fluke and how the progressive coalition has made an impact in 2012. ...
The Obama Coalition in the 2012 Election and Beyond
With President Obama's re-election, a progressive multiracial, multiethnic, and cross-class coalition has clearly emerged, albeit in an early and tenuous stage. ...

 
The Nation.
The Internet Is People: A Response to Marshall Ganz
Micah L. Sifry
Ganz seems to think my book blames technology alone for the Internet’s failure to democratize politics. That’s far from the case.

Arming Ukraine Is a Very Bad Idea
James Carden
Senators Carl Levin and James Inhofe’s call to send weapons into a war zone is a transparent ploy to provoke Russia.

Will the US Go to War Against Ebola?
Karen Greenberg
Countering Ebola will require a whole new set of protections and priorities, which should emerge from the medical and public health communities—not the national security state.

Are We in a Golden Age of Spying? A Q&A With Laura Poitras
Tom Engelhardt
The filmmaker behind the new Citizenfour talks about Snowden, the NSA and her dangerous pen.

Why Hasn't 'Big Data' Saved Democracy?
Marshall Ganz
Micah Sifry’s new book offers some answers, but misses important shifts in the power base of traditional progressive organizing.

Why We Need International Recognition of the State of Palestine
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi
After two decades of sham negotiations, it’s the best way to put pressure on Israel to end the occupation.

Seven Worst-Case Scenarios In the Battle With the Islamic State
Peter Van Buren
The US is at war in the Middle East, again. What could possibly go wrong? 

Youth Are on the Frontlines in Ferguson, and They Refuse to Back Down
Muna Mire
Faced with police brutality, white hostility and entrenched racism, young activists are showing the world a new kind of resistance.

Jail Time Is a Terrible Way to Treat Substance Abuse
Kara Dansky
By facilitating access to treatment and services, Seattle’s drug-enforcement program actually helps those suffering from substance abuse, while revolutionizing criminal justice.

What Happens When A City Decides to Offer Addicts Services, Not Prison Sentences?
Aaron CantĂș
Inspired by Seattle, Santa Fe adopts the LEAD program to divert people arrested for drug possession away from the criminal justice system and into treatment.

 

 
 
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The Democratic Strategist
Early Voting in TX Brightens Dem Hopes
Nate Cohn of NYT's The Upshot doesn't see any good news for Democrats in early voting data thus far. But maybe he should take a closer look at Texas, where early voting numbers are encouraging for Dems. As ...
Minimum Wage on Ballots May Hold Dems' Senate Majority
It's too late to put any more minimum wage measures on Nov. 4 ballots, but signs are that it's a good way for Dems to go, looking forward. As Sarah Burnett writes in an AP story:

Looking to motivate ...
Political Strategy Notes
At VOXXI Tony Castro explains "The midterm paradox of the US Latino vote," noting a new Pew Research study which finds that "It comes as a disappointing paradox that though a record 25.2 million Latinos are eligible to ...
Why "Personhood" Matters
There's been quite a bit of discussion during this midterm cycle about the "Personhood" movement and its efforts (via ballot initiatives and proposed federal and state constitutional amendments and statutes) to give zygotes the full rights of citizenship, in ...
Creamer: GOP Fear-Mongering In Overdrive, Despite Record of Inaction, Obstruction
The following article by Democratic strategist Robert Creamer, author of "Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win," is cross-posted from HuffPo:

They're back. Like the fourth sequel to a bad horror movie, the Republican Right has once ...
Political Strategy Notes
Josh Kraushaar has a clue for Dems, particularly Michelle Nunn in GA in his National Journal post, "The Democrats' Most Effective Midterm Message: Outsourcing: Taking a page from Obama's 2012 playbook, Democrats have found a winning message in ...
Polls Wrong? Hard To Say Whether or How
So we're now down to the lick-log in the midterm elections, and some observers are spinning the latest polls to predict Total Victory for The Team, and some are arguing the polls are wrong. Nate Silver comes along ...
SD's Rick Weiland Starts Populist Prairie Fire -- with Song

Like what you hear and see? Here's Rick Weiland's ActBlue page.

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