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Andrew Cuomo

Both the governor and the WFP went into the weekend needing something from the other. The governor walked away with what he wanted. The party got an IOU.

ANC

Despite major dissatisfaction amongst voters and opposition from fledgling alternative parties, the ruling African National Congress won by a landslide.

India elections

When Indians go to the polls starting April 7th, the country’s system of democracy will be at risk.

Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen’s party has emerged as a formidable political force not just nationally, but locally. 

990 form

Recently filed tax returns shed light on some of the dark money that flooded the campaign season.

Billion-dollar budgets and 24/7 media coverage raise the question: how big can one election get? 

In contrast to Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, Mitt Romney has turned a terrorist attack into partisan fodder.

Blogs

Antiwar sentiment is at the heart of Obama’s base—and also of his appeal to independent voters. 

April 27, 2011

Narrowly behind and concerned about election irregularities, Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg seeks a full recount of the votes in the nation's highest stakes judicial contest. "They've called it a drama and a circus, but actually it's called American Democracy," says Kloppenburg.

April 21, 2011

“We, the people,” Tammy Baldwin says, “must be assured that our votes are fairly counted and reported and (that) our democracy remains intact and untainted.”

 

April 10, 2011

Reed Richardson comes up with questions for the Republican presidential debates.

April 7, 2011

While progressives should celebrate JoAnne Kloppenburg’s win to replace a conservative justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, we should also recognize the dangers of elected judges.

April 7, 2011

The recent coverage of new Obama campaign manager Jim Messina illustrates how top Washington sources curry favor with the powerful sources they cover.

April 5, 2011

Reed Richardson on the GOP's campaign finance dodge and Eric takes the mail.

March 31, 2011

A guide to mitigating the damage done.

March 2, 2011

An Republican-to-Democrat convert who became an unlikely hero of progressives in 2006, his win tipped the Senate to the Democrats. Webb’s decision to depart makes the challenge of retaining Senate control all that much harder for his adopted party. Democrats’ best prospect: look for another edgy economic populist like Webb. UPDATED

February 9, 2011

An electoral system known as "Ranked Choice Voting" could open the door to a wider range of viable progressive candidates in races across the country.

December 3, 2010