Rev. William Barber's speech at the closing night of the Democratic National Convention called on delegates to be "moral defibrillators" for a nation with a "heart problem." And he electrified the convention.
Hillary Clinton stepped into history last night, accepting the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. She reminded Democrats that they were the "party of working people" and set up the choice that voters will face this fall.
A group of Bernie Sanders delegates talk in Philadelphia about what they plan to do after the Democratic convention to "keep the Bern," building progressive power in their communities.
Democrats rolled out the big guns last night – Biden, Kaine, Bloomberg, Obama. They posed the choice: experience vs. risk, most qualified vs. least qualified, optimism vs. pessimism. And Obama "passed the baton" to Hillary Clinton.
The Mothers of the Movement brought the audience at the Democratic National Convention to its feet, and hushed it with the staggering losses that brought them there. It was one of the most powerful moments of the convention.
Bill Clinton provided a masterful portrait of Hillary Clinton last night at the Democratic Convention, making the case that she is the "change maker" that Americans are looking for – an image marred only by close allies going off-script.
Tonight, the mothers of seven African-Americans who died at the hands of police, in police custody, or in extra-legal killings will leave no doubts about to which party black lives truly matter.
Using experiences that range from his first political convention in 1968 through his breakthrough 1988 presidential campaign, Rev. Jesse Jackson offers lessons in how to keep the Bernie Sanders "revolution" alive.
The choice is stark. It is between the uplifting, embracing philosophy offered by Michelle Obama and the Democrats Monday night or the dark and gloomy sky-is-falling, world-is-ending pessimism of Donald Trump an the Republicans.
Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton last night at the Democratic Convention, arguing forcefully that she would fight for reforms central to his campaign. He also pledged to continue his political revolution to transform this country.
This is the new Democratic party -- recognizing reality, and starting to listen to the voices of working people again.
Two Democratic parties will meet in Philadelphia this week. It is crucially important that they unite to defeat Donald Trump – and then work together to win progressive change for all Americans.
Democrats who chose Hillary Clinton because she was more electable may have picked the least electable Democrat and placed the country in danger of a proto-fascist President Trump. To recover, Clinton needs audaciousness, not caution.
Reports say Hillary Clinton will announce her vice presidential choice on Friday, and rumors that she’s going with a “safe” pick should worry Democrats. In this political climate, "safety" could put her candidacy in serious danger.
The failure of the political establishment has been exposed, but the center still holds. So what’s next? Tthe progressive movement should focus on defining issues and politics from the bottom up.
Thousands of volunteers throughout the country will go door to door this weekend to talk with voters about their values, and about coming together to take a stand against hate and for a bold, progressive economic agenda.
In the three years since George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin and the Black Live Matter movement was born, so many more have been lost even as so much progress was made.
People say that the Democratic Party doesn't really stand for anything. But this year the party platform is "the most progressive platform ever." Progressives should make politicians actually stick to the platform.
More than 400,000 Americans signed a petition calling on Donald Trump to release his tax returns. On Tuesday, progressive activists delivered those signatures to Trump Tower.
When Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton Tuesday in New Hampshire, he made the case that the political revolution that has begun to build must now turn its attention to defeating Donald Trump. He got that right.
On the eve of the Republican National Convention, thousands of progressive volunteers are going door-to-door to counter politics of hate, and build support for economic and racial justice.
After 40 years of class war from above, Americans are stirring. The time has come for progressive historians and intellectuals to join with their fellow citizens in the making of a new American narrative.
The horrors we witnessed in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Dallas are rooted in racism that has haunted our families for generations, and is perhaps at its deadliest when embodied in law enforcement and embedded in our communities.
The Democratic Party platform committee met in Orlando over the weekend. Sanders forces gained new progress on affordable college, health care and the $15.00 minimum wage. Resistance continued over the TPP and climate reforms.
Bernie Sanders’ "political revolution" scored impressive wins in the Democratic Party’s draft platform, which ABC News calls “exceptionally progressive." This new movement has already had a major impact, with more battles to come.
It happened again this week, as it’s happened more than 100 times so far this year. Police in Louisiana and Minnesota shot and killed two more black men.
Hillary Clinton is now deciding on her running mate. Dozens of potential names are mentioned. Too often the lists omit the name of the one person most fit for the job: Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon. Let's look at the politics.
As Bernie Sanders himself has tried to make clear, this is about more than one candidate, election cycle, or political moment. It’s about millions coming together to demand that we fundamentally restructure our society.
Now Hillary Clinton knows what message a Sen. Tim Kaine nomination will send to Bernie Sanders voters; the question remains if that's the message she wants to send.
Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau revealed new rules to rein in payday lenders and their outrageous fees. Now, the CFPB needs to take the next step to protect Americans from these corporate loan sharks.
The heroism on the Pettus Bridge turned the tide against the inhumanity of segregation. Today’s protest in the House of Representatives just might mark the beginning of the end of the gun industry’s grip on American life and liberty.
Earlier this month, the IMF looked at what is happening to the world economy thanks to neoliberal policies and said, "Oh my God, what have we done?" Now ,the IMF is having another "OMG" moment.
Hillary Clinton took time from the volley of insults with Donald Trump to lay out her economic policy. Donald Trump in a scripted address used recycled insults of Clinton to paint himself as the agent of change. So it begins.
This past weekend I spoke at "The People's Summit," a gathering dedicated to building a longstanding movement out of the momentum of the Bernie Sanders campaign. I discussed it with Thom Hartmann.
Time and time again, tax cuts for the wealthy have proved ineffectual at sparking robust growth, while responsible budgeting that includes tax increases on the wealthy has repeatedly contributed to economic progress.
People who believe that Bernie Sanders is squandering his influence in the Democratic Party by not conceding now to Hillary Clinton misunderstand both the candidate and his supporters.
An estimated 3,000 people left the People's Summit in Chicago Sunday with a commitment to turn Bernie Sander's presidential campaign into a permanent independent movement for justice and equality.
Continuing Sen. Bernie Sanders' "political revolution" is the focus of a weekend People's Summit that is bringing to Chicago an estimated 3,000 progressive leaders and grassroots activists.
We live on. Whether you believe in an afterlife or not, we live on in memory. So let's start by remembering each of them by name, the nine kind souls who welcomed a stranger into their midst one year ago.
An inside-the-Beltway article has Democratic Senate candidates following a "cardinal rule of politics" in a year in which cardinal rules are made to be broken. One Senate candidate following a different path is surging ahead.