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"Republicans and Democrats alike, among mayors in this country, have been very, very upset and concerned about the disregard for cities by this administration."

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown in the fourth in a series of conversations on the issues at stake for America's cities in Campaign 08.

" The federal government talks a good game about homeland security. And yet cities, like Los Angeles, are constantly struggling to get the resources we need to provide that security. "

Democratic candidates need to make the war a campaign issue, and hammer away at the staggering economic and human costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Like other prank campaigns, Stephen Colbert's bid for President promised
brilliant satire. It's a shame he's called it quits.

Want to know the real differences between the candidates? Listen to what they say about the economy.

What do the Democratic presidential candidates talk about when they talk about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues?

What does a politicized Justice Department look like? Political hack Bradley Schlozman gave the Senate Judiciary Committee an idea when he testified about his tenure as a US Attorney in Missouri.

The candidates ignored race, class and religion, and fumbled the key question of how to get out of Iraq.

In Montana, grassroots campaigns elected politicians and influenced policy. The same can happen across the country.

Blogs

Five men who would be the Republican nominee for president debated Thursday night. It was torture.

May 6, 2011

As Republicans pursue one of the most unpopular programs in recent memory, progressives have an opportunity to reset the terms of the debate.

May 3, 2011

The sort-of libertarian congressman from Texas challenges more Republican dogma on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pentagon spending, free trade, civil liberties, bank bailouts and Fed secrecy than does Barack Obama.

April 30, 2011

Eric takes on Time magazine's severe editorial weaknesses and Reed Richardson offers his predictions for Mitt Romney's presidential run.

April 29, 2011

The actual views of a presidential candidate don’t matter as much as you think.

April 27, 2011

Obama releases his birth certificate. Turns out he's no more “foreign” than his leading Republican rival. Or Donald Trump.

 

April 27, 2011

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