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Posted on: Jun 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Democrats must endorse progressive principles again and hammer home the distinction between the party that cares about everyday Americans, not just the wealthy.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The fact that the shooter is mentally ill does not mean that his mind and brain exist in a vacuum. Right-wing talkers were the first shooters in an increasingly uncivil war.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2010, Source: AlterNet

To say that the American people are angry is an understatement. The only question at this point is how to mitigate the damage when the bomb detonates in November.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

With all its efforts to tack to the center, the White House missed the point. The issue isn't about right or left. It's about whose side you're on.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Somehow Obama has managed to turn a base of new and progressive voters he himself energized in 2008 into the likely stay-at-home voters of 2010.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

What led to the unusual decision to bet on futures rather than follow the century-old precedent of selecting someone who has actually accomplished something?

Posted on: Sep 25, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Here are 15 things Obama can do in the debate to upstage McCain and show the public why he ran scared in the first place.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Dems have used the same playbook to guide themselves to losing presidential campaigns for decades. Here are the techniques Obama should avoid.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

If John Edwards' infidelity is news, and he's not a candidate for anything, why isn't John McCain's?

Posted on: Jun 6, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Obama made clear that he will not resort to the low road, but he also will not take punches on the chin or below the belt.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Obama's brilliant discussion of race, class and patriotism shows substance unlike any politician in recent history.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

When we are figuring out how to talk about immigration, we should listen to what Lyndon Johnson said in 1965 that convinced Congress to enact civil rights legislation.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2007, Source: The American Prospect

When it comes to gun control, Democrats fall silent. As with many hot-button social issues, they can't figure out how to reach people's emotions. Here's how they can regain their moral compass -- and their power of speech.