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The Parties

The Center Holds
By David Brooks

Fantasy World
By Fred Siegel

Going South
By Mark Ribbing

Ideas Debate
By Al From

It's Time for an Ideas Primary
By Harold Ford Jr.


The Vital Center

A New Dem in The Big Apple
By David Yassky

A New Democratic Majority [if we can keep it]
By Al From and Bruce Reed

Clinton Politics vs. Bush Politics
By Mark Halperin and John F. Harris

Ideas, Not Ideology
By Harold Ford Jr.

Lieberman Comes Back


Interest Groups

Loving the 'burbs
By Peter Ross Range

Upper-class Squeeze
By Bruce Reed

Change, Or Be History
By Andy Stern

Baby Bust
By Phillip Longman

By Fred Siegel



Winning the Gun Vote
By Mark J. Penn & Peter Brodnitz

The Democratic Party and the 2004 Election
By Mark J. Penn

...But Only With the Right Agenda
By Mark J. Penn

Presentations by Al From and Mark Penn to the 2002 National Conversation

Hispanic America 2002
By Sergio Bendixen


Raging News

Bush's Dishonest Case For Vetoing S-CHIP

Elephants With Very Short Memories

Democrats Getting Health Care Right

Bush's Stem Cell Stand: A Bad Idea Whose Time Has Passed

CIA Plan Blows Cover on Contractor Costs



A Missed Opportunity For Reform

First Things First

Idea of the Week: A Progressive Agenda for Opportunity, Responsibility, and Security

Cleaning House
By Bruce Reed

Tax Cuts: One Thing Over and Over


Campaign Finance

The Devil's Advocates Regroup on Campaign Reform

Whose Side Is the President On At "Armageddon?"

Campaign Finance Reform: Now and Later

Breaking the Deadlock On Campaign Reform

Campaign Reform Postmortem
By Curtis Gans


America by the Numbers

America by the Numbers: Comparing the Presidents' Economic Records
By Al From

America by the Numbers: Trust on Two Key Issues Central to Presidential Elections
By Al From

America by the Numbers: A Closer Look at Trust in Government
By Al From

America by the Numbers: How Tariffs Hurt the Working Poor
By Al From

America by the Numbers: There's More Trust in Government, Not Hunger For Big Government
By Al From


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Where We Stand:

New Democrats believe we need a new politics for the Information Age, focused on organizing public resources to give families and communities the tools they need to solve their own problems. New Democrats believe good government is the best politics.

Further Reading:

Blueprint, v. 2006 no.5: The Center Strikes Back

Blueprint, v. 2006 no.3: Saving the American Dream

Blueprint, v. 2006 no.1: Democrats Governing in Red States

Blueprint, v. 2005 no.3: How America Can Win Again

Blueprint, v. 2005 no.2: Drain the Swamp!

Blueprint, v. 2005 no.1: What We Stand For

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