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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

Congress needs to amend the financial reform bill to demand an audit and accountability.

May 3, 2010

Unlike Obama, and Reagan, she celebrates power for the sake of power.

April 18, 2010

 Immigration is shaping up to be one of the next big fights, and it has the potential to be far, far messier—and more violent—than the health care battle.

March 26, 2010

Obama's latest fix is a step in the right direction, but just a step.

March 26, 2010

 After early struggles and White House hurdles, Obama's grassroots arm says it helped swing tangible votes for health care reform.

March 22, 2010

 A new participatory documentary captures the excitement of Obama's election.

March 10, 2010

The president needs a new speechwriter because, right now, he's reinforcing GOP messaging.

March 5, 2010

The fates of Iran and Iraq are inextricably linked. But Obama doesn't seem to get it.

March 5, 2010

For more than a year, President Obama remained on the sidelines of the health care debate -- chiming in now and again with sometimes-inspired, sometimes-disappointing rhetoric about broad values while members of Congress did the heavy lifting.

February 22, 2010

President Obama has labored to unite different political factions with policy compromises and conciliatory speeches. But it was Obama's incisive grappling at the Republican retreat last week that really lit a bipartisan fire, drawing politicos and commentators of all stripes to call for more questions sessions for the President and the opposition party.

February 3, 2010