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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.
Why 'The Heidi Chronicles' Failed to Find a New Audience
Alisa Solomon
Wendy Wasserstein’s 1989 play barely passes the Bechdel Test. Men act; Heidi reacts. What Lean-In feminist has time for that?

Why Is a Notorious Free-Speech Censor Being Given a Platform at a Major Academic Gathering?
David Palumbo-Liu
Leading intellectuals are outraged that Monique Canto-Sperber, who famously quashed two events sponsored by Israel critics, is being given the stage to discuss “freedom of speech.”

Dear Grandson: I'm Sorry for the World You'll Inherit From Us
Tom Engelhardt
From climate change to endless war, we owe the next generation an apology for the mess we’re leaving them.

Can Australians Give Up Coal?
Bob Massie
The land down under is in the midst of a desperate battle that pits green energy advocates against the prime minister and his dirty-energy allies.

Poor People Need a Higher Wage, Not a Lesson in Morality
Greg Kaufmann
David Brooks’ rendition of poverty is as “representative” of people with low-incomes as corrupt corporate titans are of small entrepreneurs.

Have We Seen the End of the 8-Hour Day?
Nathan Schneider
Unpredictable days, part-time work, and digital scheduling—welcome to the new battle over the clock.

Why Ed Miliband Might Not Be Britain's Next Prime Minister
D.D. Guttenplan
The collapse of his party’s Scottish heartland means an uphill fight for the Labour leader.

States Are Required to Educate Students Behind Bars. Here's What Really Happens.
Molly Knefel
Since age 12, Cadeem Gibbs has struggled to reconcile his desire to learn with his incarceration.

The Real GOP Primary Is Almost Over
The Editors
Candidates have been frantically competing for the loyalty of a handful of donors.

Chicago Is About to Offer the Nation's First Reparations Program for Victims of Police Violence
Zach Stafford
Local advocates are poised to win a campaign for justice that’s broader than individual civil suits can offer.

 

 
 
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The Democratic Strategist
Galston: Why Dems Should Advocate for Growth, Rather Than Redistribution
William Galston's latest Wall St. Journal column "A Better Campaign Theme Than Inequality: Income disparity doesn't much worry America. Advocating for growth holds more promise" encapsulates a viewpoint gaining support among centrist Democrats.

Galston notes polling data which ...
Mythbusting: No, Governors Aren't Always Better Presidential Candidates
We're far enough into the 2016 election cycle to hear the sound of a few myths exploding. A notable one is the idea that governors are inherently better presidential candidates. I took a jaundiced look at that ...
Political Strategy Notes
Jonathan Bernstein explains "Why Clinton is pushing campaign-money reform" in his Bloomberg syndicated column: "Campaign-finance reform is a safe subject. It's hard to see how events will make current talking points on it look silly or embarrassing in ...
Earth Day Used To Be Bipartisan--But Not Any More
Today is Earth Day, which led me to some ruminations on the lost bipartisanship of this commemoration at Washington Monthly:

It's Earth Day, and also the 45th anniversary of the annual event identified with the modern U.S. environmental movement. ...
Sargent: Obamacare Approval Enters 'Positive Territory'
From Greg Sargent's Plum Line post, "Morning Plum: Obama and the health law get some good poll numbers":

The new Kaiser Family Foundation monthly tracking poll finds that Obamacare has edged ever so gingerly into positive territory: 43 ...
Lux: Warren's Wall St. Reform Agenda Chalenges Dems
The following article by Democratic strategist Mike Lux, author of The Progressive Revolution: How the Best in America Came to Be, is cross-posted from HuffPo:

Elizabeth Warren has given her fair share of great speeches, and has written ...
Political Strategy Notes
From "Democrats' hunt for the white working-class male voter," Doyle McManus's L.A. Times column: "...[Stan] Greenberg has proposed adding another piece to the Democrats' message: a more serious commitment to both campaign reform and a leaner, more efficient ...
Populist 'Capture' of Democratic Party Overstated?
I'm not sure if Dana Milbank got caught up in the frenzy of a spirited rally or if he got it right in his WaPo column "The Populist Capture of the Democratic Party." Headline writers often overstate the ...

 
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