From TAP, Daniel T. Rodgers on the past, reclaimed from Right-wing myth: Now can we get to work saving the future? The L-word makes a comeback: Not long ago, Republicans used "liberal" as an epithet, Democrats hid from it, and conflict-averse news outlets avoided it — that's changed. The last liberal: Some say Joe Lieberman turned his back on his fellow Democrats, but as the Connecticut senator retires, it seems, in retrospect, that American liberals changed, not him. Who are you calling a liberal? If Obama is liberalism's standard bearer, liberalism's in bad shape. Left 3.0: Tod Lindberg on Obama and the emergence of a newer left. Can liberals get a witness? Claude S. Fischer examines the left's estrangement from religion and the political and social problems it raises. Is communism still relevant to American politics?

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