Conservatives Turn on Petraeus over Koran-Burning Comments

By: Tuesday September 7, 2010 8:20 am

While Petraeus is merely saying to the American Taliban (see what I did there) that riling up their parishioners by deliberately antagonizing the entire Muslim world will put American lives at risk, his daring to suggest such a thing has conservatives up in arms. . . .


Congress, Progressives Roll Out in Support of Elizabeth Warren

By: Friday July 16, 2010 4:00 pm

The pressure is building to name Elizabeth Warren as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, on the inside and outside.

Progressive Groups Mounting Challenge to Pete Peterson, Social Security Cutters

By: Thursday June 24, 2010 1:25 pm

Pete Peterson isn’t stupid — he’s going to try and block any rabble-rousers from entry to the America Speaks town halls, and turn these events into infomercials. But at least MoveOn, among the largest progressive groups out there, is taking this on directly. I’m told the AFL-CIO will also pitch in.

Why the Arkansas Primary Challenge Was Worth It

By: Friday June 11, 2010 4:30 pm

Arkansas was a loss, but the effort was worth it for the ripples it created and its potential as a model for the future. [I can talk about a lot of these issues in my 5:00 PM EST Sunday FDL book salon conversation on my Soul of a Citizen book]

How Blanche Lincoln Is Not Like Norma Rae

By: Thursday June 10, 2010 9:30 am

The commentary regarding the Lincoln/Halter race continues, ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. While the commentariat and a former president mistakenly projected Lincoln as a pro-labor Norma Rae, Blanche Lincoln sent Norma Rae’s job to China. I think Norma would be delighted by the new possibilities.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ari Melber, Year One of Organizing for America

By: Saturday April 17, 2010 2:00 pm

Welcome Ari Melber, and Host Daniel Galvin, author of, Presidential Party Building: Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush Year One of Organizing for America: The Permanent Field Campaign in a Digital Age The Obama for America campaign assembled the largest activist and volunteer network in history: 13 million email addresses, 4 million donors, 2 [...]

Dems More Trusted on Energy Than Any Other Issue, Continue Pursuing Polluter-Friendly GOP Ideas

By: Monday March 29, 2010 4:20 pm

It looks like despite the tea parties, the stimulus, the media’s obsession with process and the so-called ‘government takeover of health care,’ Democrats are still more trusted than Republicans on seven of eight top issues.

Democrats in the House Flee Obama over Health Care

By: Monday March 15, 2010 1:15 pm

Today, Dennis Kucinich appeared at a rally with President Obama in Cleveland, despite the fact that the White House sent MoveOn to picket and threaten him if he honors his pledge and votes against the health care bill with no public option.

But that’s more than you can say for freshman Congressman John Boccieri, a military veteran who is on the GOP’s target list for the fall. He suddenly had to go to a dog-and-pony show in his district and watch a check being presented for a runway extension at a local airport and couldn’t appear with the President.

Progressives Who Don’t Honor Their Pledge: Corporatists in Sheep’s Clothing

By: Monday March 15, 2010 9:25 am

I still don’t know if they can pass this monstrosity of a bill. But if progressives stand down and do nothing while corporate America runs roughshod our institutions and our representatives, no member of Congress will ever have the political courage to stand up against corporate power again.

Incentives: Obama, MoveOn Use Fundraising, Primaries As Carrots, Sticks

By: Monday March 15, 2010 7:17 am

President Obama is offering Representatives supposrt above and beyond the current elections cycle, while playing bad cop to this good cop is, promising to raise money for primary challengers for Democrats who vote against the bill.

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