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No matter who injected the issue of race and gender into the Democratic
presidential campaign, it's not going away.

If the campaign becomes a competition between race and gender, the winner will be whichever white man the GOP nominates.

No single person can be the agent of change: the vision must come from all of us.

His web-driven, self-starting activism could be the key to getting his message out--and bringing young voters to the polls on Super Tuesday.

Don't let the media or the right-wing spinmeisters reduce our first-ever serious black and female presidential candidates to stereotypes.

Throughout the political sphere--in Democratic and Republican campaigns, in media coverage and pollsters' surveys--the word "change" is bubbling on people's lips. What does it really mean?

An Iowa native attends his home-town caucus, and discovers deliberative democracy at its freewheeling finest. d

All great seasons in politics begin with excitement. Right now there's none.

Barack Obama's historic victory in Iowa comes at a crucial time for a nation still grappling with how remedies to offset racism affect America's power structure.

Hillary Clinton's touting her expertise over Obama--but is experience at political attack, mega-fundraising and cronyism really all that desirable?

Blogs

Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?

April 14, 2014

“Our Postal Service is in need of true reform, not ill-advised, counterproductive attempts to slash service.”

March 13, 2014

Obama gave what appeared to be a bland statement on the controversy—but implicitly, he took a side. 

March 12, 2014

The White House’s “2014 Trade Policy Agenda” rehashes failed ideas that harm rather than help economic renewal.

March 5, 2014

Sunday's march on the White House offered a reminder of just how serious young voters are about this issue.

March 3, 2014

Should climate hawks really worry about rising domestic fossil fuel production?

February 28, 2014

The move to protect Social Security is a huge victory for liberals inside and outside of Congress. 

February 20, 2014

It’s a big moment for hundreds of thousands of workers, as well as progressive activists.

February 12, 2014

Issuing executive orders is nothing new, especially with regard to federal contractors. So why the vitriol?

February 11, 2014

Opposition to free-trade policies is coming not just from factory towns but from rural regions that could decide some key Senate races in 2014.

February 4, 2014