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Center for American Progress
Interactive: The Demographic Evolution of the American Electorate, 1980-2060
This interactive shows the growing diversity of every state in the nation from 1980 to 2060. ...
States of Change
The demographics of the United States are projected to become much more diverse in the coming decades and will have significant effects on the nation's voting electorate in all 50 states. ...
The Political Consequences of the Great Recession
Deep voter pessimism and a lack of an economic agenda from Democrats, not just structural obstacles, drove GOP gains in 2014. ...
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. ...

 
The Nation.
Chris Christie Uses Prisoners to Fix His Office Furniture
Stephen Janis
The state of New Jersey has saved millions of dollars by relying on prison labor to refurbish furniture in the governor’s office.

Two Years After Rana Plaza, Are Bangladesh's Workers Still at Risk?
Amy Yee
Labor standards are improving in this impoverished country, but workers must have a voice if these changes are to be sustainable.

World Governments Subsidize the Burning of Fossil Fuels to the Tune of $10 Million a Minute
Mark Hertsgaard
According to a new IMF study, we’re subsidizing the digging of our own graves.

Here Are the Navy's Plans to Bomb the Arctic
Dahr Jamail
The waters of the Gulf of Alaska are some of the most pristine in the world. That will change next month.

How Defunding Derails Our Infrastructure
John Nichols
John Boehner claims public financing had nothing to do with the Amtrak disaster, but like so many others, it can be directly traced to funding shortfalls.

Why We Need to Take Sy Hersh's bin Laden Bombshell Seriously
Bob Dreyfuss
The dean of American investigative journalism knows a thing or two about how to vet sources and separate fact from fiction.

The Proof That Centrism is Dead
Mike Konczal
Every story that centrists told about the recession turned out to be wrong.

An Unsettling Sentence
Bruce Shapiro
On Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the federal death penalty. 

Birth Control That Works Too Well
Katha Pollitt
A Colorado program to give low-income teens long-acting contraception dropped the teen abortion rate dramatically. But conservatives refuse to fund it.

Women Peacemakers Head to the Korean DMZ to Spark Conversation, Change
Hilary Weaver
The activists join a rich tradition of women working to end conflict.

 

 
 
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The Democratic Strategist
GOP Winnowing Field By Debates
Want to know one reason GOP presidential candidates are not rushing to participate in this year's Iowa Republican Straw Poll, traditionally the first "scorable" event of the cycle? Other ways are emerging to "winnow" the very large field, ...
Sanders, Krugman: Why Overreaching TPP Should Be Defeated
Imagine for a minute that you don't really have a strong opinion one way or the other about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). You are concerned about trade agreements in general, and you get it that the TPP is ...
Political Strategy Notes
The meme that Hillary Clinton is too centrist/moderate for progressives gets a thrashing from Daily Beast columnist Michael Tomasky, who writes: "If you are a 40-something Democrat who has voted over the years for Bill Clinton and Al ...
The Earliest-Ever "Brokered Convention" Fantasy!
It arrives every four years, so long as there is any chance of a competitive nominating process: the primaries could be inconclusive and we could have a Brokered Convention! With that phrase comes an array of more distinct ...
Overexposure and Peaking Too Soon vs. Advantages of an Early Start
The media, traditional and otherwise, are all abuzz with discussion of Hillary Clinton's huge lead in the polls in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. What seems to be lurking in the shadows of the chatter is a ...
Explaining the Presidential Campaign Announcement Circus
For those who were wondering why presidential candidates have so much evasive hoo-ha associated with the announcement of their candidacies, CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash has a clear explanation:

The dirty little secret of the 2016 campaign is ...
Will Aging GOP Just Fade Away?
Daniel J. McGraw's Politico post "The GOP Is Dying Off. Literally." paints an optimistic scenario for Democrats, at least those who are patient advocates of taking the long view. McGraw crunches some numbers on a napkin, and reasons:

By ...
Political Strategy Notes
Al Hunt probes the political ramifications of the increasing percentage of "nonreligious" Americans, who are now about 23 percent of the electorate.

In yet another post-mortem/where-do-we-go-from-here take on the UK elections, Will Straw, a losing Labour candidate for Parliament ...

 
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