Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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New York Says “No”

Why the city will -- and should -- demonstrate against the Republican Convention.

A Progressive Declaration Against Terror

Fighting terror while opposing Bush.

My Political Suicide Note

As a candidate for President, there are certain things that John Kerry can't say. But I can.

Wisconsin Farewell: A Dean Retrospective

With Howard Dean's withdrawal from the presidential race it's time to take stock of the candidate's dramatic reversal of fortune, and to appreciate his contribution to a revived Democratic Party.

Government Attacks on MLK Show Need to Protect Rights

More than just spying on him, the government was actively attempting to sabotage King's work, going so far as trying to persuade the civil rights leader to kill himself.

Amnistia Ahora!

The Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride revives the U.S. immigration debate.


The welfare reauthorization bill now championed by Senate conservatives -- aka PRIDE -- targets the poor, but it won't defeat poverty.

Ride Toward Freedom

More than championing a set of just immigration reforms, the activists on the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride are shaping the future of American progressivism.

Who Pays For Poverty?

Critics questioned welfare reform during the prosperous '90s, but the real crisis is emerging in the wake of the Bush recession.

In The Kingdom Of Forgetting

Memory can be an inconvenient thing, especially in Republican Washington.