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Take Back Baracknew

We didn't vote for Obama. We voted for Change. Obama owes progressives his election. We need to take back Barack!
Portland Phoenix  |  Jeff Inglis and Deirdre Fulton  |  12-17-2008  |  Commentary

Obama's Center-Right Cabinet Foreshadows a Center-Right Presidency

Lefties who swooned on Election Night had might as well get used to the truth: Obama isn't one of you. Never was. Never will be.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  12-01-2008  |  Commentary

Howard Zinn Ponders Obama's Positions on Peace and Imperialismnew

The noted historian and activist talks about the war, the end of the Bush era and the future of the American empire.
Montreal Mirror  |  Matt Jones  |  11-14-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Election '08: The People's Electionnew

On (almost) every level, the grassroots beat the establishment and the progressives beat the big money.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones and Tim Redmond  |  11-12-2008  |  Politics

November 4, 2008new

We progressives should celebrate a historic day, but we shouldn't get too carried away.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Editorial  |  11-05-2008  |  Commentary

Dreams of Obamanew

Barack Obama, it is true, is a transformational leader. But he needs a transformational movement to become a transformational president.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Tom Hayden  |  08-21-2008  |  Commentary

New Evangelicals Search for Faith, Not Lip Servicenew

The Obama campaign opened its Raleigh headquarters July 22 to much fanfare, but just around the corner the same night, their celebration was outdrawn almost 3-to-1 by Jesus. That's where a "campaign stop" of the Jesus for President book tour was led by evangelical progressives Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw. The new movement represents one of the most exciting shifts among Christian evangelicals.
INDY Week  |  Patrick O'Neill  |  08-07-2008  |  Religion

Why its OK for Obama to Tread Middle Groundnew

If someone thinks that a progressive majority can actually govern by scorning and ignoring rather than including the tens of millions who consider themselves patriotic, flag-waving, born-again Christians, please let me know. Or better, send your memo directly to Dennis Kucinich.
L.A. Weekly  |  Marc Cooper  |  07-07-2008  |  Commentary

Framing Issues Is Hard; Just Ask George Lakoffnew

The Rockridge Institute sought to help Democrats package their issues for mainstream success. But the Berkeley think tank couldn't ever package itself, which led to its demise.
East Bay Express  |  Eliza Strickland  |  05-14-2008  |  Politics

How Will the Nader/Gonzalez Ticket Impact the Presidential Race?new

One poll showed Nader taking 5 percent of the vote in a three-way race with McCain and Obama. Swap Clinton for Obama, and Nader takes 6 percent. Another poll showed one in seven voters would "seriously consider" voting for Nader. Yet another has him winning 10 percent of the vote in Michigan.
SF Weekly  |  John Geluardi  |  04-30-2008  |  Politics

Oregon's Must Read Website for Progressives Turns Red-Hot With Angernew

The mission statement on the state's leading political blog says "BlueOregon is a place for progressive Oregonians to gather 'round the water cooler and share news, commentary, and gossip." As the political season heats up, that water cooler at is more like a bar fight.
Willamette Week  |  Nigel Jaquiss  |  04-23-2008  |  Politics

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