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People of Color: Their Contributions, Their Potential
As demographics shift and the share of people of color in the U.S. population continues to increase, it is important to take notice of the contributions that people of color make to the United States and their potential contributions ...
In Trendsetting California, Grassroots Organizing Brings Progressive Change
Community organizers in California have secured important victories against austerity. Could this trend foretell a national movement? ...
Progressive Groups Must Reflect the Ideals They Champion
Progressive organizations need diverse leaders and staffs from the communities that they support if they are to accomplish their ambitious goals. A more just management structure can help us get there. ...
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. ...
15 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2015
Religious leaders and faith-based activists are poised to make significant progress on a range of social justice issues this year. ...
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. ...

The Nation.
Former Residents of New Orleans's Demolished Housing Projects Tell Their Stories
Dani McClain
When public housing was demolished post-Katrina, black women were especially hard hit. A new report examines what their lives look like now.
Ukraine Has Reached a Debt Deal. Now What?
James Carden
The deal has worrying implications for the IMF's treatment of Russia.
The Saints Did Not Save New Orleans
Dave Zirin
The team has had nearly as tumultuous a decade as the city itself, a reflection of how New Orleans has changed.
The Price of a Manicure Just Went Up for Bad Bosses
Michelle Chen
New York state has passed new protections for the salon industry's most precarious workers.
The Pacific Coast Farm-Worker Rebellion
David Bacon
From Baja California to Washington State, indigenous farm workers are standing up for their rights.
August 28, 1963: The March on Washington
Richard Kreitner
"After the civil-rights issue has been won, as it will be--that is, after all legally sanctioned forms of Jim Crow discrimination have been removed--what then?"
Walmart Just Instituted Its Own Assault-Weapons Ban
George Zornick
The store is still the country's biggest gun retailer, however.
Hey, LA: Here's How You Say 'No' to the Olympics
Jonathan Cohn, Robin Jacks
Just last month, Boston became the first American city in almost 45 years to say 'no' to hosting the Olympics. LA, it's your turn.
Forensic Analysis Shows the Real Planned Parenthood Scandal Is the Videos Themselves
Zoë Carpenter
A review finds evidence the sting videos had been "manipulated" and "deceptively edited."
Elizabeth Warren Is a More Interesting Late-Entry Prospect Than Joe Biden
John Nichols
If there is a space for another candidate, why limit the speculation to the vice president?

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The Democratic Strategist
Jimmy Carter's Forgotten Fight For Voting Rights
On this 50th anniversary year of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Democrats are remembering that epic development and the protests and sacrifices that produced it, even as they intensify efforts to defend and restore voting rights under attack ...
Republicans' 'Summer of Donald' Merits Ridicule
The New York Times has not one, but two K.O. punches for the Republican presidential campaign and the Summer of Donald. First Krugman:

...Go back to the politics of 2009, when the new Obama administration was trying to cope ...
Political Strategy Notes
In Jon Per's "GOP a threat to U.S. economy, say economists" at Daily Kos, he writes, "While all eyes have been focused on the worldwide stock market plunge, a recent survey of economists by the Wall Street ...
Let's Don't Drag the Vice President Into the 2016 Presidential Contest
I don't know about you, but the runaway talk about Joe Biden being on the brink of running for president in response to the demands of a "panicked" Democratic Party are making me a little crazy. I rebelled ...
Hey GOP Candidates, What Was That About Cutting Social Security?
Most of the Republican presidential candidates have wised up to the point where they don't call for outright privatization of Social Security any more. But as the stock market heads south, they should not be allowed to evade their ...
Creamer: Clinton Email 'Story' Going Nowhere
The following article by Democratic strategist Robert Creamer, author of Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win, is cross-posted from HuffPo:

A message to the out-of-touch Washington pundit class: get a grip. What was or was not on ...
Political Strategy Notes
A.P.'s Erica Werner reports that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is considering "a major role in Democratic primaries in key congressional races nationally, which could produce weakened nominees who would be more easily defeated by Republicans, according to ...
The Fire This Time?
There's a fascinating debate going on in punditland and in the political science community over the craziness breaking out in every direction in the GOP presidential nominating contest. The conventional wisdom remains that it's all a mirage, and that ...

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