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Red Badge of Courage: 37 Dems Publicly Break with Netanyahu's Tirade for War
A recent CNN poll found that four out of five Democratic voters oppose the Israeli Prime Minister's planned March 3 tirade to Congress against diplomacy. Thursday morning, twenty-three House Democrats did something about it. They sent a letter calling on House Speaker John Boehner to postpone...
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Why the Country Needs a Populist Challenger in the Democratic Primaries
Polls show Democrats want a contest, not a coronation, for their presidential nomination. The press yearns for a primary contest, if only to have something to cover. A raft of reasons are floated for why a challenge would be useful, most of them spurious. Hillary Clinton doesn’t need a contest to...
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More Evidence ‘Centrist’ Solutions Can’t Save Us
We have become a profoundly unequal society. That reality is explored in new detail in a recent study from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). Even more importantly, the INET study shows that it will take a dramatic shift in policy to restore the equilibrium. Unless we can build...
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Amid Rampant Inequality, State of the Union to Tout Economic Gains
Obama likely to highlight progressive ideals and financial progress, but crisis not over for many
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The Politics of Gesture
Looking forward to Tuesday's State of the Union address, we are seeing a somewhat bolder Barack Obama. The White House has already pre-announced or leaked several "fourth-quarter initiatives," in the president's words. Some of these can be accomplished by executive order; most will require...
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The Empty Center: Challenge and Opportunity for Progressives
Legislators in the new Congress haven’t even cut the curtains for their offices, but it is already clear that the right has no clue and the “center” offers no hope. Republican Mitch McConnell, newly installed as Senate majority leader, announced that his goal is not to be “scary.” House Speaker...
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Democrats Gear Up to Battle Wall Street in the New Congress
Democrats appear to have learned some lessons from their 2014 mid-term whipping. Numerous analysts said the lack of a coherent Democratic message to address the problem of stagnating wages and a stumbling economy hurt the party, especially among lower-income voters. On election day, the AFL-CIO...
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Congressional Democrats Have an ‘Inaction Plan’: Taking a Meaningless Progressive Stand in Congress
The Democrats are showing their true colors now that they have lost control of both houses of Congress. Suddenly, with the assurance that they don’t have to worry about being taken seriously, the “party of the people” has come forward with a proposal to levy a 0.1% tax on short-term stock trades,...
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It's Still Time for a Freedom Party
What Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement can teach us about reclaiming the modern Democratic Party
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Striking Populist Tone, Mainstream Dems Push Robin Hood Tax Plan
Economist hails plan as "a move towards establishing a 21st century structure for financial markets."
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