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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. ...
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 Nation.
It's Time to Bring Domestic Violence Survivors Like Barbara Sheehan Home From Prison
Victoria Law
As governors mull clemency, battered women should be at the top of the list.

'The Story of Hurry'--a Children's Book that Brings Gaza to Life
Lizzy Ratner
In this uncommon book by Emma Williams, Jean Stein and Ibrahim Quraishi, a donkey tries to cheer Gaza’s traumatized children—by becoming a zebra.

Stop Blaming Protests for Police Killings
The Editors
While New York City mourns, political opportunists point fingers—but we should really be talking about reforms that would keep everyone safe.

What Does It Mean to Be Anti-Police?
Alex S. Vitale
Apparently, to criticize the police is to be anti-police. But if I call and point out that the swings in the playground are broken, am I anti-parks?

A New Deal With Cuba
Peter Kornbluh
Caribbean détente, after a half-century of conflict.

Sony: No Surprise
Calvin Trillin
A Great Newspaper's Shame
Eric Alterman
Why is the political coverage in The New York Times so lame?

Social Movements Didn't Kill the NYPD Officers. A Man With Untreated Mental Illness and a Gun Did.
Patricia J. Williams
From Bill de Blasio to Eric Holder to Barack Obama to #BlackLivesMatter, right-wing pundits are blaming everyone and everything but the obvious.

5 Books: Who Polices the Police?
Alex S. Vitale
Why Climate Change Is Not Inevitable
Rebecca Solnit
As Ursula K. Le Guin reminds us, any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings.


Campaign for America's Future

The Democratic Strategist
Political Strategy Notes
Politico's Alex Isenstadt reports on Democratic strategy to energize Latino turnout in 2016. California Rep. Tony Cárdenas, the incoming chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus's political action committee, plans to double their spending on Hispanic turnout and "elect ...
How Republicans Hope To Shatter 'Obama Coalition' In 2016
AP's Bill Barrow reports on how Republicans hope to buck "the demographics is destiny" edge Democrats are anticipating in 2016 -- and why many astute observers believe Dems remain in good shape. Here's the Republican strategy in short:

"The ...
GOP Presidential Field Closer to Christian Right Than Ever
One of the things both progressives and MSM types consistently get wrong is the tendency to dismiss, ignore, or underestimate the Christian Right as a factor in Republican politics. We can expect this bad habit to reemerge in ...
Political Strategy Notes
Jennifer Granholm, who knows how to deliver a fierce convention speech, has some message tips for Dems heading into 2016.

A little louder on this, Dems.

Larry Sabato & co. tier out the Dem and GOP presidential ...
Eric Alterman Blows the Whistle on the New York Times' Treatment of Jeb Bush as a "Moderate."
Here's Eric Alterman writing in The Nation:

....the most damaging of [The New York Times political] narratives is the one that posits a Republican Party with competing factions, one "conservative" and the other "moderate" or even "centrist." ...
Lux: Toward a Progressive Populism That Works
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:

There is a lot of talk in Democratic party circles about populism (which ...
Carville: Pro-Business Voters Should Wake Up to Reality
Writing at The Hill, Democratic strategist James Carville addresses a question much on the minds of Democratic activists and operatives everywhere: "Why do people vote against their interests?" Carville, co-author of "It's the Middle Class, Stupid!" with ...
Another Blow to the Big Adult Republicans
With the president's partial normalization of relations with Cuba this week, followed by yet another explosion of fury from Republicans (other than the outlier, Rand Paul), it's becoming obvious the original plans of congressional Republicans to showcase their positive, ...

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