If you haven't heard of this series of articles, you're really missing something.
The Last Chance Democracy Cafe is a series of articles by Stephen C. Day writing for Buzzflash.com. It is set in a Cafe owned by a retired lawyer and features conversations among him and an eclectic group of regulars at the Cafe. More than any other site, I have found Day and his mythical group of liberals to more clearly give voice to ideals of the Democratic/Progressive movement than any other site I have visited.
Here's a link to the archives.
Read it at your leisure. There are lots of episodes. I'm pretty sure that, like me, you'll become a devoted fan of Stephen C. Day and eagerly await each new episode.