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Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush
Updated March 4, 2014 | Blog

Adolph Reed, Jr.’s essay — and subsequent discussion with Bill — has kicked off a much-needed conversation. Continue reading

Protesters form a wall of signs at the Occupy Portland camp in downtown Portland, Ore. October 2011. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
February 28, 2014 | Blog

The Left needs to remove its self-imposed limitations and unleash its imagination and courage. Continue reading

Illustration from the March 2014 cover of Harper's Magazine, by Tim Bower
February 25, 2014 | Blog

This week’s cover story in Harper’s is a blistering critique of Democrats and the left. Moyers & Company senior writer Michael Winship outlines the debate between those trumpeting a progressive resurgence within the Democratic party and those lamenting liberalism’s death. Which side are you on? Continue reading

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February 25, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Have America’s liberals hoisted the white flag of surrender? A provocative conversation with political observer Adolph Reed Jr. Share your thoughts in the comments. Continue reading

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April 20, 2012

Writer Eric Alterman argues that liberals have overpromised, underperformed, and need to regain their “fighting spirit”. Continue reading

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April 20, 2012 | Moyers & Company

Two popular political writers share how American liberalism and Christianity have gone off the rails — and the implications for American democracy. Continue reading

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo hands pens to legislators after signing into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. June 2011. (AP/Mike Groll)
April 17, 2012 | Blog
In this excerpt from The Cause, Eric Alterman explains how modern liberals are making progress on one front while retreating on another.