The Populist Wave: Politics And Pitchforks

Populist sentiments are on the rise. But the stunted economic recovery — and big GOP money — makes it hard for Democrats to exploit them. That helps conservative candidates confuse voters with their own populist poses.
Robert Borosage
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Warning To Democrats: Millennials Belong To No One

Young adults hold liberal views on social issues but are increasingly reluctant to identify with either party. To win them, Democrats must differentiate themselves in their devotion to improving young peoples' lives.
Derek Pugh
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The Populist Moment

Perhaps no myth is more prevalent or intractable than the one that says that the United States is a “moderate” nation. Polling data shows conclusively that this is wrong, but the mythology refuses to die.
Richard Eskow
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On Key Progressive Policies, Obama Has A Mandate

The latest polling shows President Obama wins, and Democrats in Congress will win, with a progressive populist economic agenda. And they need not shy away from highlighting Republican obstruction and wrong-headed priorities.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Food Stamps Cut Just In Time For Thanksgiving

This is that time of year when newspapers bother to write about how there are hungry people in America. But this year is special. As the recession drags on for the non-1%, cuts in Food Stamps have completely swamped the capacity of food banks.