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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

On the twentieth anniversary of the National Voter Registration Act, voting rights are under attack 

May 20, 2013

How do you travel from a tax-exempt “non-political” Tea Party rally to a political one? You walk across a park.

May 16, 2013

The amendment declares, “Every citizen of the United States, who is of legal voting age, shall have the fundamental right to vote.”

May 13, 2013

Once Mark Sanford won the Republican primary, he was all but certain to win in a district drawn to elect Republicans. That’s how it works in America.

May 8, 2013

Mitt Romney blames bad messaging, but the reality is his proposals were out of touch, especially with minorities.

March 5, 2013

Will Virginia be the latest case for proving why the Voting Rights Act is still needed?

February 22, 2013

Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties, while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.

February 6, 2013

Name and shame those who would rig elections, embrace the popular vote, challenge gerrymandering.

January 25, 2013

Name and shame those who would rig elections, embrace the popular vote, challenge gerrymandering.

January 25, 2013

Obama's recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

December 14, 2012