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Tom Hayden talks with me about Ann Arbor in the late 1950s, his time at the Michigan Daily, the concept of participatory democracy, and the circumstances which gave rise to the Port Huron Statement

Earlier this evening, I had the occasion to speak with activist and author Tom Hayden about his role in the drafting of the Port Huron Statement, the circumstances which gave rise to this widely influential manifesto of the New Left, and his evolution from student journalist to impassioned activist. Hayden, who is often credited with […]

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Obama decides to channel the populist Teddy Roosevelt in 2012 campaign

It wasn’t billed as a campaign stop, but, today, in Osawatomie, Kansas, President Obama delivered a fiery, progressive speech that seems calculated to define the 2012 campaign… and shift focus away from the fact that no significant job creation has taken place under his watch. The speech, for those of you who haven’t already heard, […]

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If we lose in November, will it be the fault of the “professional left”?

It started a few months ago, in the wake of the national health care debate, when White House press secretary Robert Gibbs dismissed the criticism of Progressives over Obama’s decision not to pursue a public option as the delusional complaints of the “professional left” – those individuals who, in his words, wouldn’t be satisfied until […]

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The irony of Common Sense

Our favorite FOX News personality, Glenn Beck, has a new book out. In tribute to Thomas Paine’s brilliant pamphlet of the same name, it’s called “Common Sense.” Or, to be more specific, it’s called “Glenn Beck’s Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine.” Which, I guess, from a marketing perspective, […]

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