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It’s tempting to let the GOP continue its slide toward irrelevance—but that would deny this country the robust political debate we need.

Tea Partiers

Obama’s re-election inspired residents of states like Louisiana and Alabama to push for independence from the rest of the country. They should be careful what they wish for.

Voting in California

It didn’t work for Republicans in this election—but their war on voting is far from dead.

Tea Partiers

In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won.

Voting

From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.

A prisoner

Though sentencing, the drug war and other criminal justice issues were absent from the presidential contest, November 6 saw a wave of voter initiatives that will change policy on “three strikes,” marijuana, and more.

350.org

350.org’s caravan heads to Washington, DC, to push President Obama to address climate change in his second term.

Barack Obama

We won, but at what cost? Fool me once, shame on Obama, but fool me twice and I’m the one responsible.

Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader strongly objects to a recent Nation blog post that mocked third-party candidates.

Barack Obama

The “rising American electorate” carried Obama and a strong slate of Democrats to victory.

Blogs

Paul Ryan’s speech on poverty and upward mobility was all stories and spin, and no substance. 

October 26, 2012

With a week-and-a-half left until Election Day, voter suppression schemes slam swing states.

October 26, 2012

There’s a steep ideological drop-off from current Democratic committee chairs and their Republican counterparts. 

October 25, 2012

In an interview with Jay Leno, President Obama denounces voter suppression and touts early voting.

October 25, 2012

Obama is gaining in polls across the board, and no electoral map beside Karl Rove’s have ever showed Romney in the lead.

October 25, 2012

Long locked out of the front door to electoral process, undocumented immigrants are creating a window of opportunity.

October 25, 2012

It's still unclear whether the GOP candidate would support anti-discrimination legislation. 

October 24, 2012

Over last three presidential debates, both candidates broke numerous rules set up by the debate commission, but unreleased to the public.

October 24, 2012

A tale of two entitlements, one of which leads to blockbuster sales and the other to losing the election.

October 24, 2012

Romney’s campaign has yet to release a lot of damning information about the GOP candidate’s tax returns. 

October 24, 2012