What Progressives Should Do From Now To November

Following his Take Back America panel discussion, I caught up with MoveOn.org’s Eli Pariser to find out what he believes progressives should be doing between now and November, to build […]
Bill Scher
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Morning Video Highlights from the DNC, Day 2

It’s been a jam-packed morning here in the Big Tent, as we wait for Take Back America to kickoff in the afternoon. Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) talked to me about […]
Bill Scher
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The Explosive Growth Of The Progressive Movement

Reporters always complain that there is no news at political conventions any more. Perhaps. But there is news outside the convention hall: the loud buzz of progressive activity, organizing and […]
Bill Scher
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Leading by Example

Seventy years ago this month, New York State’s political leaders gathered in Albany to confront an economic and social challenge, the Great Depression, that makes today’s situation look rosy. Representing […]
Alan Jenkins
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In This Election, It’s the Economy–and Race

The issue of race in this presidential campaign is one we talk around, or whisper about, or don’t discuss publicly at all. Or, as with some McCain supporters, the issue […]
Tula Connell
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The Missed “Clinton Moment” and “Deval Moment”

Robert Borosage has asked us on this site—bloggers and commenters alike—to explore “How Do We Seize The Obama Moment?” and substantively advance a bold progressive agenda, after laying out an […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog Wrapup

It looks like another 0-for-3 weekend for the watchdog, even with an opportunity to ask two questions of Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. There was one tantalizing moment on NBC’s […]
Terrance Heath
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How Do We Seize The Obama Moment?

When Sen. Barack Obama receives the Democratic presidential nomination before 75,000 people in Denver’s Mile High Stadium on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” […]
Robert Borosage
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
Terrance Heath
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New Signs Of A Middle-Class Collapse

A hearing in late July on the middle-class squeeze by the congressional Joint Economic Committee did not get much attention at the time, but a warning at that hearing by […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Losing to China Where It Matters

Somewhat buried in the news this week was a forecast by Global Insight, a U.S. consulting firm, that China would overtake the United States as the leading global manufacturer in […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Trashing Our Government On Their Way Out

Yesterday, the Bush Justice Department announced there would be no prosecutions for the illegal political hiring that went on the Justice Department (link via Knitting Liberally). And, the Bush Interior […]
Bill Scher
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The Great Corporate Tax Heist

Remember the old Steve Martin routine on how to make a million dollars and not pay taxes: “First, make a million dollars… Second, don’t pay taxes.” Turns out Martin’s joke […]
Robert Borosage
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Confront Rising Drug Prices

The outlook for prescription drug costs, and for health care costs generally, continues to be ominous. Price increases of more than 100 percent for certain prescription drugs means it is […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Making A Wave When You Can

Over the weekend, I found myself listening to the theme song from the 1970s TV show “Good Times,” because, yes, I have that kind of time on my hands. The […]
Alan Jenkins
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Country Legend Tom Russell Predicts The Future

Country legend Tom Russell, known for being one of the pioneers of Americana music, last year responded to the anti-immigrant frenzy with a brilliant song, “Who’s Gonna Build Your Wall?” […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

The Sunday shows strike out again, going 0-for-3 for the Watchdog. The biggest whiff goes to Face The Nation, which allowed Karl Rove to punditize at will, as if he […]
Bill Scher
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
Bill Scher
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This Week In “Insurance Company Rules”

After the Health Care for America Now coalition unveiled it’s brilliant “Insurance Company Rules” video (below) — elegantly depicting how insurance companies regularly try to make up rules as they […]
Bill Scher
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Proof We Can Go Green. Now.

The Dell computer company just announced a milestone. It is now a carbon-neutral business. And by powering itself with clean energy, Dell is saving money. The Wall Street Journal blog […]
Bill Scher
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Why We Don’t Shoot Back

Drew Westen and Mike Lux both have cogent and persuasive posts up that deftly explain — and raise the alarm about — the timidity that’s recently settled into Sen. Barack […]
Sara Robinson
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The Audacity of Contempt

Take gas prices, the most pressing issue on the minds of Americans. Offer a blatant ploy that in fact won’t help — but will profit Big Oil. Pocket over a […]
Robert Borosage
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