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Is Cynthia Nixon Ready for the Spotlight?

Joan Walsh The Nation
The actor and activist is running to win—not just push Andrew Cuomo to the left. But can she convince voters she’s ready to govern?

Progressive Candidates Had a Very Good Night Tuesday

David Dayen, Ryan Grim The Intercept
The insurgent victory of Katie Porter, backed by Elizabeth Warren, headlined victories by progressive candidates for both congressional and state seats in Tuesday's primary election

There’s No Political Machine That Can’t Be Beat

There’s No Political Machine That Can’t Be Beat Daniel Doubet
Summer Lee, Sara Innamorato and Liz Fiedler faced enormous odds against well-funded opponents. These progressive women took the odds and won ... not by a little but by a lot. They've proven the old analysis that says you have to be a centrist to win is dead wrong.

Progressives Seek to Shut Down Superdelegates

Steven Rosenfeld Alternet
To many progressives and Berniecrats in particular the superdelegates stand apart and exist for one purpose: to take the nomination away from voters.

Progressive Clinton Supporters: You Broke It, You Bought It

Becky Bond, contributor The Hill
Progressives who supported Clinton in the primary should use their leverage to ensure Clinton makes good on her vow to stop TPP and keep other promises she made on the campaign trail to win progressive votes. Bernie supporters will have your back, but it's up to you to lead on this one. It's serious -and - it can't wait until after the inauguration. From the perspective of progressives who supported Bernie in the primary, this election is a shotgun wedding.

Pramila Jayapal Just Scored One of the Biggest Progressive Victories of 2016

John Nichols The Nation
If there is to be a political revolution - reactionary Republicans must be removed and cautious Democrats must be replaced with outside-inside activists who understand how to make the connection between movements and policies. Pramila Jayapal is an immigrant-rights advocate who blends movement ideals with legislative skills. She was one of the first congressional candidates this year to earn an endorsement from Bernie Sanders.
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