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3 Lessons the 2012 Election Taught Us About the Progressive Coalition

play_alt icon Video Ruy Teixeira explains why the 2008 presidential outcome was not a fluke and how the progressive coalition has made an impact in 2012.

by Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Obama Coalition in the 2012 Election and Beyond

Waving American flags book_alt2 icon Report With President Obama's re-election, a progressive multiracial, multiethnic, and cross-class coalition has clearly emerged, albeit in an early and tenuous stage.

by Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin | Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Articulating the Future for Progressivism

Authors Bill Ivey and Joe Romm discuss the power of words in politics at a recent Progressivism on Tap event.

by Catherine Woodiwiss | Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Return of the Obama Coalition

Arizona Democrats of all ages celebrate as President Barack Obama is declared the winner of the presidential race at a Democratic Party gatheringA rising electorate, recovering economy, and rejection of conservative ideology drove the president’s historic re-election in 2012.

by Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin | Thursday, November 8, 2012

Millennial Voters Refuse to Be Left Out of This Election

Aubrey Marks, left, helps a University of Central Florida student to register to vote in Orlando, Florida.On the eve of Election Day 2012, our nation’s youngest voters could once again play a key role in the outcome because of their progressive ideals.

by Anne Johnson | Monday, November 5, 2012

Statement on the Passing of Oswaldo Payá

John Podesta on the passing of the Cuban human rights activist.

by John Podesta | Monday, July 23, 2012

Statement on the Passing of Olivier Ferrand

The Center for American Progress mourns the passing of French parliament member and progressive collaborator Olivier Ferrand.

| Saturday, June 30, 2012

Statement on the Passing of CAP Founding Director Marion Sandler

John Podesta on the passing of CAP Founding Director Marion Sandler.

by John Podesta | Saturday, June 2, 2012

Voter Suppression 101

article icon Issue Brief Scott Keyes, Ian Millhiser, Tobin Van Ostern, and Abraham White expose the voter suppression efforts underway across the country.

by Scott Keyes, Ian Millhiser, Tobin Van Ostern, Abraham White | Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Sour 16

cursor icon Interactive The Center for American Progress compiled its own bracket for March Madness on the worst conservative legislation in the last year. Help us a pick a winner.

| Friday, March 23, 2012

We the People

play_alt icon Video A panel from the American Idea Conference examines the idea that the core values enshrined in the U.S. Constitution are the same values that have made America exceptional since its founding.

| Monday, November 21, 2011

What’s Next for the Occupiers?

Think Progress's Faiz Shakir and Occupy DC's Ali Savino examined the achievements of the Occupy protests so far and how the future of the movement could play out at a Progressivism on Tap event.

| Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Left’s Legacy

Georgetown professor and author Michael Kazin discussed the challenges and accomplishments of the American left at the first event of Progressivism on Tap's eighth season.

| Monday, October 31, 2011

The American Idea: A More Perfect Union

play_alt icon Video CAP recently held a conference to define a progressive vision for American by examining the core American ideas and values that have catalyzed progress and innovation in our country.

| Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Bill Clinton announced his run for the presidency 20 years ago this week. John D. Podesta totals up the progressive accomplishments of the 1990s, their costly reversal in the next decade, and the Obama administration’s efforts to get back on track.

by John Podesta | Monday, October 3, 2011