From The American Prospect, a special issue on a Strategic Plan for Liberals: What’s the road map for a progressive future?; and Mike Konczal on the Great Society's Next Frontier: Now that Obamacare — the largest expansion of the social-safety net in the last 60 years — is safe, what's next for the liberal economic project? With the re-election of Barack Obama, the word “liberal” has suddenly reappeared in force. Liberalism is in crisis — and it’s one that conservatives shouldn’t let go to waste. Bhaskar Sunkara on Naomi Klein as “The Anarcho-Liberal”. Sheldon Richman on Rachel Maddow's blind deference to government power. Lawrence Lessig on why a Democratic Tea Party is the best hope for fixing corrupt government. From AlterNet, Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Carl Davidson on how the Left can become a true political force to be reckoned with. How big should the new Occupy be? A rebooted movement confronts a modern constraint. You can download Occupy Everything: Reflections on Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere, ed. Alessio Lunghi and Seth Wheeler. Shawn Gude on Occupy anti-politics: Even as we on the democratic left offer impassioned critiques of our political system we mustn’t eschew politics. Wes Vernon reviews 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate by Mike Gallagher.

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