Join the Party in 2015

2015: The Year We Build Our Power Together -- Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

Eric A. Gordon: The amazing rise of popular activism over the last year or so is an encouraging sign, especially as much of it is linked to the organized labor movement and to faith and community groups.

Democrats Better Losers Than Winners?

Why Democrats Lose

Lila Garrett: Why are the Democrats who have just lost the House and Senate by disgraceful numbers in such a good mood? They lost they seem to be energized, relaxed—like members of a chain gang who have just been unlocked.

Not the Country I Grew Up In

Political Tribalism

Charles Hayes: Even though the basic social employment contract has been gutted, voices on the Right still whine about a deficit of moral virtue, as if all people have to do is just start acting responsible.

Top Five Articles for 2014

Top Five Articles for 2014

Sharon Kyle: Tune in today, on our LA Progressive Live! show to hear us discuss these particular articles and the possible reasons for their popularity. This is a call-in show so you’re welcomed to join the conversation.

Beware of Rand Paul and His Trojan Horse Politics

Rand Paul Presidential Candidate

Devin Griggs: Sen. Paul has time and time again attempted to introduce a national version of a so-called “right-to-work” law during his time in the United States Senate, although thankfully these attempts have, for the time being, been beaten back.

A New Level of Boehner Arrogance

Arrogant John Boehner

Larry Wines: Shut the government down. Do it. Throw your temper-tantrum, shake your baby rattle, have another drink, crawl back into your tanning booth, and cry yourself to sleep because you can’t give your extremist teabagger absolutists their way about everything.

Hillary, Elizabeth and 2016

Hillary Elizabeth 2016

Brent Budowsky: These two women, who agree on virtually every issue that would form the platform to restore the dream, have the potential to build a relationship that would be complementary, synergistic and inspiring for Democrats.

A Democratic Party in Search of Its Soul

Democratic Party Struggles

RJ Eskow: Voters can sense an absence of conviction from a political party. The absence of a unifying core may help explain the Democrats’ devastating 2014 performance. The electorate may have concluded that, to paraphrase Gertrude Stein, there was no there there.

The Incredible Shrinking Democratic Party

Democratic Party Irrelevant

Joe Palermo: The internal sniping and bickering has already begun among Democratic ranks but it’s their own damn fault. The internal debates following the 2014 midterm elections highlight the ideological schizophrenia that continues to plague the Democratic Party.

Emperor Obama, Huh?

Emperor Obama

Larry Wines: Republicans will do nothing that does not feature cutting or eliminating taxes for the very wealthy, and/or deregulating everything so their rich sponsors can run roughshod over the physical, economic, cultural, and environmental landscapes. No stewardship, no concern for the future, just exclusive emphasis on short-term profit-taking.

Capitalism, Socialism, Fascism

Capitalism Socialism Fascism

Richard Wolff: The deepening problems of the early 21st century raise the distinct possibility of another cycle of fascist and traditional socialist experiments or, as we shall show, perhaps a genuinely new solution.