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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?

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The president's foreign policy news conference knocked down conspiracy theories and raised a glimmer of hope on talks with Iran. But worries remain about our engagement with Syria. 

November 14, 2012

After a recent White House meeting, liberal groups were heartened by the president's tough talk on tax breaks for the wealthy. 

November 14, 2012

Last week was a big win for President Obama. So what are American voters trying to tell the president about their hopes for his second term? 

November 12, 2012

A “grand bargain” would enact spending cuts that would hurt investment and growth.

November 12, 2012

A record turnout for non–white male voters gave the president a mandate to champion.

November 9, 2012

The president won big. Democrats added Senate seats and won the majority of the votes cast for the US House. It’s a mandate. Don’t squander it.

November 9, 2012

A near-miss, in many senses of the word.

November 9, 2012

The (deliberately) funny campaign videos were all on the Obama side of the 2012 race and each, in its own way, may have helped him (a little) in gaining victory.

November 9, 2012

In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won.

November 8, 2012

President Obama won big on election night, garnering a wider margin of victory than many of his predecessors. Now’s the time for him to act.

November 8, 2012