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How can progressives push government to be of, by and for the people, rather than for the privileged few?

For the first time in fifty years, a sitting president visits the United States' largest territory—where citizens can't vote in presidential elections, but are still hit up for campaign cash.

The media has focused too much on Bachmann's self-styled image and not enough on the far-right policy positions and neo-McCarthy politics she has embraced as a member of Congress.

For Berman, Obama's grassroots victory in 2008 built heavily on the fifty-state electoral strategy which Howard Dean pursued as DNC chairman. But in a political climate far different than the one that brought Obama to power, how can the Democrats harness this enthusiasm once again?

A new poll says the Democrats lost since 2008 because voters think government is too liberal. Really?

American support for the death penalty is flagging. So why did some candidates make it an election issue?

In light of the controversy surrounding Olbermann's campaign donations, should journalists be barred from being involved in politics?

Could a combination of philanthropy and social justice advocacy help progressives overcome the influence of corporate money to achieve real change?

The Tea Party candidate was never a contender, but her supporters—who rallied around her slogan of “I’m You”—aren’t going away.

Blogs

Robo-calls, residency rules and misinformation stirred confusion among young voters during the recall vote. But turnout remained high

June 6, 2012

Scott Walker’s win doesn't necessarily mean Mitt Romney will triumph in November. But it does prove that corporate money threatens American democracy. 

June 6, 2012

The Republican Party of Florida believes its voting practices are “easy” to comply with. Civil rights organizations, the Department of Justice and a federal judge all argue otherwise.

June 1, 2012

The influence of scam artist James O’Keefe on pro-voter ID legislators can't be dismissed.

May 31, 2012

Here are some questions the candidate wants to avoid.

May 24, 2012

Jurisdictions that repeatedly violated voting rights during the Jim Crow era now want to get rid of federal scrutiny. They’re not ready.

May 24, 2012

Is the civil rights icon Representative Jim Clyburn throwing in the towel in the battle over photo voter ID laws?

May 22, 2012

Eric on what drives him crazy and Reed reveals the stark choice facing our nation in November.

May 17, 2012

Pundits and activists say that because they’ve convinced the public of falsehoods, they must be true. 

May 6, 2012

Mitt is trying to appeal to Millenials, and some of them could dig it. 

April 30, 2012