Progressives need to relearn the rich lessons of the New Deal experience, and act accordingly.
A transformational era is made from many streams and directions, but I do not agree that slogans should focus primarily on "defeat of the ultra-right."
I am not one who thinks a deteriorating political climate will open more opportunities to advance a left agenda.
On the political left, two distinct and competing trends have taken shape in the course of the first year of the Obama presidency.
We number thousands in a country of hundreds of millions. Our specific role has to be to build a movement of tens of millions by providing clear thinking on strategy and tactics .
Some on the left say the Communist Party USA has no differences with President Obama. Just to set the record straight: we do, and we express them, but we go to great lengths to state them in a constructive and unifying way.
Harsh talk about Obama from the left can easily become a substitute for examining our inadequacies. Wouldn't we be well served to look into the mirror?
The president doesn't simply register and reflect the balance of power; he influences it as well; no other person has as much power as the president.
Thanks for fighting. Here is a photo of Leo Munoz of Congressman Charlie Gonzales' office accepting boxing gloves to keep on fighting for health care.
Slightly over a year ago, the American people elected a young African American to the presidency and increased the Democratic majorities in the Congress.