“Progressives Have Some Catching Up to Do”
Inside activists' plan to re-stock the left's weak bench
April 30, 2015

Inside activists' plan to re-stock the left's weak bench.

The Big Question Democrats Need to Ask Themselves Before They Nominate Hillary
November 12, 2014

Hillary Clinton Can Win in 2016, But What About 2018?

Dave Brat's Win Over Eric Cantor Exposed the Unholy Tea Party-Wall Street Alliance
June 12, 2014

Eric Cantor's loss was a much-needed clarifying moment. Here's why.

Dave Brat and the Triumph of Rightwing Populism
June 11, 2014

Dave Brat defeated Eric Cantor by making an appeal to rightwing populism.

The Last Time Fatcats Tanked the Economy, the Backlash Was Huge. Why Didn't That Happen This Time?
Explaining the power of 21st century plutocracy
June 02, 2014

From the Populists to the New Deal, political movements have relied on the middle class. Obama has, just barely, helped them stay comfortable enough to stay home.

Step Aside, New York City. Los Angeles's Populism Is for Real.
City to consider the highest minimum wage in the country
January 13, 2014

In Los Angeles, the conditions are ideal for populist proposals—like the highest minimum wage in the country.

Here Comes the Anti-Government Left
Why Elizabeth Warren is more radical than Bill de Blasio—and has more national appeal, too
January 12, 2014

Bill de Blasio and Elizabeth Warren stand for two distinct, if overlapping, worldviews. And only one plays well nationally. 

The Question at the Heart of the Democratic Schism
Should the burden of proof be on reformers—or on vested interests?
December 15, 2013

No one quite knows how to define "populism." Which is good news for vested interests who want to attack reform.

Right-wing Populism Could Hobble America for Decades
The tea party is going down. Dysfunction is not.
October 27, 2013

Even if the Tea Party flames out, right-wing populism could hobble America for decades.