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Howard Dean joins Ari Berman to discuss Berman's new book and to examine how Democrats can amp up their base in the face of lagging enthusiasm and continuing partisan attacks.

Russ Feingold has been one of the few consistently progressive Senators in Washington, so it's no surprise that he's now a prime target for conservatives.

The GOP "Pledge to America" may lack substance, but it cannot be ignored.

At the California governor's debate, Democrat Jerry Brown redeemed his flagging campaign by making a clear and convincing case for his candidacy.

The tragic irony of this political moment: the people with the most faith in Obama are the hardest hit by the economic disaster, and this brute fact is driving the enthusiasm gap.

Five Republican Senate nominees recently announced that they do not support a woman's right to an abortion even in the case of rape or incest.

Why the party needs to have a plan, keep it simple—and do something for the base.

One year later, the blockbuster Game Change can be read as much for how little election narratives explain about history as for the story of the 2008 campaign.

Melissa Harris-Lacewell talks about the key losses for the Tea Party in the Michigan and Missouri primaries.

The overwhelming number of Supreme Court cases cited by Justice Anthony Kennedy in his decision were intended to protect the unique First Amendment rights of media outlets, not all corporations. 

Blogs

Can Democrats seize the populist moment in 2016?

May 22, 2015

The fear-mongering senator from South Carolina is expected to announce his bid for the GOP nomination in June. 

May 19, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015

If he really believed in “the right to be left alone,” he’d fight for women to have as much control over their bodies as their phone records.

May 12, 2015

Her remarks ticked off a checklist of things activists have been fighting for, suggesting that she’s heard warnings that Latino support for Democrats cannot be taken for granted.

May 6, 2015

Conservatives say they hate identity politics, but they practice a particularly crude version of them.

May 4, 2015

Clinton’s surprisingly powerful campaign announcement suggests that Democrats are finding an authentic version of pro-family politics.

April 12, 2015

He’s just five simple steps away from being elected.

March 31, 2015

Want higher turnout? No problem. Automatically register voters and allow them to vote by mail.

March 18, 2015