Defend democracy in the South.


Another South is Possible

February 24, 2005 - Many thanks to Katrina vanden Heuvel at The Nation (where, as she notes, I did my first gig out of college as a wide-eyed journalist aiming to change the world), as well as MaxSpeak,

Progressives and White Workers

February 24, 2005 - Harold Meyerson has an excellent analysis in today's Washington Post about the Democrats' "white workers" problem. The whole piece is good; here are some of the key points:

How a Cultural Phony War Can Become Very Real

February 23, 2005 - The central idea of Thomas Frank's fine book, What's the Matter with Kansas?, is that the modern right wing is powered by a contradiction: the grassroots, the ground troops of the movement, are recruited on the basis of a culture war against liberalism; but the politicians they put in power are conc

Remember Iraq?

February 22, 2005 - Last Friday, there was a piece in the Washington Post about plans for anti-war protests on March 19, the 2nd anniversary of the Iraq war. The lead pointed to an important and growing constituency in the anti-war movement:

A Progressive Legacy

February 22, 2005 - The New Orleans Times-Picayune ran a piece on Sunday that roughly summed up the two major camps that have emerged on the question of "how should Democrats approach the South."