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JUST POSTED ON TAP: THE OPTIONS FOR DARFUR. Mark �Fast Leon� Goldberg asks liberal hawks to not make the same mistakes with Darfur as they did with Iraq. --The Editors

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JUST POSTED ON TAP: THE POLITICS OF DEFINITION, PART II. John Halpin and Ruy Teixeira discuss progressive weaknesses in the latest installment of our series on closing the �identity gap.� --The Editors

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MORE COMMON GOOD! Over at TAP Online , we�ve posted the first portion of a major study by John Halpin and Ruy Teixeira of the Center for American Progress Action Fund (and other affiliations, in Ruy�s case) called �The Politics of Definition.� The authors have written this paper as a sort of 2006 version of the famous �The Politics of Evasion� by Bill Galston and Elaine Kamarck , the 1989 study that helped lay the groundwork for the Clintonian centrism of 1992. Except that Halpin�s and Teixeira�s goals for progressives and Democrats are a little different. Their conclusions -- totally by coincidence, really! -- are very similar to Tomasky �s in the current cover essay . The paper is 18,000 words long, so we�re going to be rolling it out in four parts over the next few days. Part I gives a general lay-of-the-land discussion, and presents a close parsing of electoral and demographic data showing progressive electoral strengths. Part II will come next Monday, and the rest over the course...

Breakfast with Dr. Dean

On Wednesday, April 12, we held our third Prospect breakfast, this one featuring Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean. Journalists in attendance included Michael Tomasky and Mark Leon Goldberg from The American Prospect ; Jane Mayer, The New Yorker ; James Fallows and Josh Green, The Atlantic ; Thomas Edsall, The Washington Post ; Ari Berman, The Nation ; Walter Shapiro and Michael Scherer, Salon ; Jules Witcover, Tribune Media; Amy Sullivan, The Washington Monthly ; Ellen Ratner, Talk Radio News Service; Terence Samuel, AOL.com; David Grossman, politicstv.com; Matt Stoller of MyDD.com and Josh Orton, Air America Radio. A full transcript follows: Dean: Let me just do a brief overview of what's been going on in the last year at the DNC. We've basically rebuilt the DNC with a different emphasis on what we're doing. We're primarily now a grass-roots organization. We've raised $57 million in the last year, which is 20 percent more than anybody had in previous years, and we'...

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JUST POSTED ON TAP: DON�T DO IT. Matt makes the case against war with Iran. --The Editors

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