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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

In D.C., Sen. Mark Pryor Aims Towards the Center -- Only the Left Seems to Mindnew

For someone so politically impregnable he faces no major party opposition for re-election, it's surprisingly easy to find negative comments on the internet about Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor. They come largely from liberal Democrats, many critical of his votes in his first six-year term on national security, judicial appointments and a smattering of other matters.
Arkansas Times  |  Paul Barton  |  08-07-2008  |  Politics

Is Barack Obama Too Scared to Win?new

The people who back Obama may be energetic young progressives, but they are not unlike the vast majority of Americans when it comes to what they look for in a candidate. Longtime progressive activist Glenn Hurowitz explains in Fear and Courage in the Democratic Party that a major factor determining any voter's choice is whether the candidate fights well (a characteristic described in polling data as being a "strong leader").
Portland Phoenix  |  Jeff Inglis  |  07-31-2008  |  Politics

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

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