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A New Southern Strategy in Bob Moser's 'Blue Dixie'new

In Blue Dixie, Moser argues that the Democrats' efforts to win without seriously contesting the South is flawed in tactical terms, profoundly misguided in strategic terms, and indefensible in moral terms.
INDY Week  |  Thad Williamson  |  09-18-2008  |  Nonfiction

Hillary's Girls Define Angry Massachusetts Female Syndromenew

Clinton die-hards have created a new-girls' network bent on remedying decades of sexism by putting women in elected state offices.
Boston Phoenix  |  David S. Bernstein  |  08-21-2008  |  Politics

Is a Senate Shuffle on the Horizon for Massachusetts?new

Massachusetts hasn’t had a Senate-seat vacancy in nearly 25 years. Now we may have two. Let the speculation begin.
Boston Phoenix  |  David S. Bernstein  |  05-29-2008  |  Politics

Too Little, Too Latenew

Until now, marquee Democrats have been distressingly tame, unwilling to risk an unpopular stand, useless on the most pressing issues of the moment.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Editorial  |  01-20-2006  |  Commentary

Mayor Mike Bloomberg Silent on Osama bin Ladennew

The Bush administration's fixation on Iraq seems to have diverted it from apprehending bin Laden, but the mayor of the city Osama savaged has yet to utter an encouraging word about the half-hearted pursuit.
The Village Voice  |  Wayne Barrett  |  10-19-2005  |  Politics

Indie Kid Talks About the Campaign, Religion and Musicnew

Conor Oberst, the star of Bright Eyes, says he wants to write songs about whatever inspires him -- including politics. His band is releasing two new CDs.
Montreal Mirror  |  Lorraine Carpenter  |  01-17-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Most Overhyped and Underreported Stories of 2004new

Ronald Reagan's death and the improvement of the economy were among the overhyped stories, while global warming and the use of torture in federal and state prisons went underreported.
Seattle Weekly  |  Geov Parrish  |  01-05-2005  |  Commentary

Democrats Should Establish Urban Real Estate Cartelnew

The Democratic Party needs to wrap the greenest of its Utopians together with its fiercest capitalists in a strategy to protect the environment, house the homeless, and uplift the values of racial and cultural tolerance.
SF Weekly  |  Matt Smith  |  12-21-2004  |  Commentary

Daily Kos Founder Works to Harness Newfound Political Powernew

Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, who founded the blog Daily Kos, dreams of a left-wing media empire capable of counteracting the Republicans' long-established media machine, filling the space that Rush Limbaugh and his ilk occupy in the life of conservative politics.
East Bay Express  |  Kara Platoni  |  12-20-2004  |  Media

Pro-Choice Advocates Face the Fetal Frontiernew

Pro-choice activist Frances Kissling has penned a provocative article in the current issue of Conscience, the journal of Catholics for a Free Choice, encouraging fellow advocates to acknowledge the moral and emotional complexity of abortion.
The Village Voice  |  Sharon Lerner  |  12-09-2004  |  Sex

Jonathan Franzen's Imaginary Friendnew

The novelist's fine essay in the Nov. 29 issue of The New Yorker is about the comic strip "Peanuts" and his own depressing childhood. How many people would admit to identifying with the loser Charlie Brown?
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  12-01-2004  |  Media

San Francisco Suffers Reputation As Little City That Couldn'tnew

Democrats need to retake the can-do mantle if the Republican Reich is ever to end. I can think of no better place for this to happen than San Francisco, the place America sees as the epitome of liberal ideals.
SF Weekly  |  Matt Smith  |  11-12-2004  |  Commentary

Go Home, Bruce Springsteennew

At the election-eve Kerry rally in Cleveland, the presence of John Glenn and Bruce Springsteen told you everything you need to know about why Democrats keep getting their ass kicked.
Cleveland Scene  |  Pete Kotz  |  11-11-2004  |  Commentary

Beware the Forces of Goodnew

If I hear one more time, “The United States is a Christian nation,” I’m going to puke. We are not a Christian nation and, as a Christian, I pray we never become one. I do not fear an overt attempt at institutionalizing Christianity as the official state religion.
Jackson Free Press  |  Lawrence Silver  |  11-10-2004  |  Commentary

How Progressives Can Win the Fight for America's Soulnew

Americans now find themselves engaged in an ideological war, between the red thinkers and the blue ones. The “enemy” lives in your neighborhood and you live in his. The war is not only about “values” but the future of America.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bruce van Wyngarden  |  11-10-2004  |  Commentary

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