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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

April 20, 2012

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

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.