New York City faces extraordinary challenges, but this year's winner of the Campaign for America's Future Progressive Champion award has already amassed a striking list of accomplishments.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt attracted attention when he announced that his company would no longer be funding the American Legislative Exchange Council. Now, companies from across the tech sector, and beyond, are following suit.
Every time a young black man is unjustly killed by police, or private citizens "standing their ground," we are told to "trust the system." Clearly, trusting the system to deliver justice doesn't work. We need a movement that demands it.
Bill Clinton argues that corporate CEOs will soon care more about employees and society than profits. But today's CEO's are cashing out their own companies' futures to line their pockets. Sweet dreams won't change that.
The New York Times caught hell for an article characterizing television producer Shonda Rhimes as an “angry black woman,” but anger is still privileged in “post-racial” America.
On Monday, a day after an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 people participated in the People’s Climate March in New York, a smaller group of activists set out to shut down Wall Street.
Bill Scher concludes that there are only minor differences within the "Democratic family" which are best resolved without “war”-like primary challenges. It’s an attractive vision. Unfortunately, its also wrong. Unfort
Is Zephur Teachout strategically correct when she says an army of primary challengers is the wisest way to maximize liberal influence within the Democratic Party? Recent history suggests not.
As the campaign enters into its last weeks, ordinary voters begin to pay attention. People don't seem to be buying what Republicans are selling. But Democrats can overcome the odds only if they turn to a more populist voice.
Scotland’s independence vote has been cast. This historic vote should be studied by all those who want to affect political and economic change around the world, because there are important lessons to be learned.
America must stop “following tragedy with embarrassment,” and pass the End Racial Profiling Act, before the next city that’s “one dead black teenager away from burning to the ground” catches fire.
The legislation will help create local manufacturing "ecosystems" that bring together the necessary components for a particular kind of manufacturing come together, so that industry can grow up around them.
The New York Times informed us that Michael Brown was “no angel.” When being young and black is to be guilty until proven innocent, black children must be “angelic” just to be worthy of living.
Amidst the lack of action on raising the minimum wage at the federal level, Seattle has taken lead. Just this June, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to increase the city’s minimum wage to reach $15 an hour by 2017.
She has run a shoestring campaign against a powerful, lavishly funded governor who refused to debate her. But whatever the outcome, her campaign has already had dramatic significance for progressives across the country.
At Michael Brown’s funeral, Rev. Al Sharpton lamented that America has “money to give military equipment to police forces,” but not to train and employ young people. Sen. Bernie Sanders is making good on a promise to remedy that.
Campaign for America's Future co-director Robert Borosage joins New York Times Columnist Ginia Bellafante to discuss why the rich are mad at the super rich, and how helicopter rides to The Hamptons could fuel progressive change.
The tensions that fueled angry protests still fester below the surface, in Ferguson and beyond. Tell President Obama to act swiftly to address the issues of police and community relations with communities of color across the country.
We progressives had very good reason to be hopeful in 2007. But instead of despairing let's recall our past and consider what we failed to do so we can truly build a progressive populist majority.
This week, North Carolina’s Moral Mondays Movement has launched a “Moral Week of Action” to demand that Republicans “repent and repeal” their public policy attacks on citizen's human and civil rights.
Where did Ferguson's police get their military weapons and attitude? From the Pentagon. Your town and mine are being militarized too. Your town and mine are being militarized too. We must halt this perversion of policing.
Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in history? The answer can be found in May of 1970.
It's much easier to believe that the first African American president failed to deliver on a promise he never made than admit that our society has a huge, moral hole at its very center.
Cato and Reason have been sounding the alarm about the militarization of our police departments and the potential consequences. But there have also been plenty of “liberal” and other sources trying to raise awareness of this issue as well.
The 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II is just a year away. Let's truly honor the Greatest Generation. Let's redeem and renew the struggles for Freedom of Speech and Religion,and Freedom from Want and Fear.
Americans are in a foul mood, for good reasons. Current polls suggest the fall elections offer little hope for change. Conservatives have failed; liberals remain too cautious. Only citizen movements can foster the change we need.
Pundits suggest populism is capturing the Democratic Party and that populists should declare victory, invite all into their tent, and stop challenging wayward New Democrats and centrists who admit their errors.
American exceptionalism sounds conservative. But you know what? For more than 200 years, American exceptionalism was a radical-democratic idea. And we should not forget it. Indeed, we should redeem it.
For Hillary Clinton, the 2016 challenge will be to reassure voters that she is on their side. To overcome the fact that she's Wall Street's favorite candidate, perhaps she should seek out her own Sister Souljah moment.
You absolutely have to watch this speech by Rev. William Barber at Netroots Nation, in which he talks about the moral roots of our progressive fight for equality and justice.
On NPR's "On Point," Sen. Bernie Sanders laid out his argument for a potential presidential bid and Robert Borosage explained how Sanders' policy agenda might influence a possible Hillary Clinton campaign.
In San Pedro Sula, Honduras, 60 bodies lie in a heap on the floor of a morgue – the body count for just one day. Can we in good conscience send children back there – when we helped create the conditions they are escaping?
Activists huddled over coffee to plot new ways of defeating metaphorical “snakes” while other attendees networked over drinks as they sought to climb career ladders.
Fighting back against a rigged system was the theme of Elizabeth Warren's rousing speech to Netroots Nation. Inside the hall, "Ready for Warren" hats and signs were everywhere.
House Democrats released their 2014 election year agenda Wednesday. It received virtually no news coverage. But it represents a first step in defining the terms of the election for voters on the vital issue of the economy.
It takes the Citizenship and Immigration Services agency an average of seven years to grant immigrants green cards. Some undocumented immigrants who arrive as children may be well into their 40s before they get a green card.
They’ve outed the extremist governor and legislators who have cut taxes for corporations and the rich, while raising taxes on low-income people. Now, Moral Mondays is going after political kleptocrats in their districts.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren went to Kentucky to campaign for Senate Democratic candidate Allison Grimes. Some smart people have clearly concluded that progressive economic populism is a winning strategy in the South.
From his 1997 call for "A Return to National Greatness" to his new lament about America's "Spiritual Recession," conservative David Brooks makes it easy to dismiss his arguments. But we must not dismiss his questions.
From Paine's Common Sense and Jefferson's Declaration to FDR's Four Freedoms and MLK's I Have a Dream, progressive words have inspired us to make America more free, equal and democratic. Here's a host of them to recite on July 4.