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A People's Platform for the Democratic Party

Three cheers for the full embrace of LGBT rights! Here are six more progressive planks for Democrats.

Battleground 2012: Can Obama Win North Carolina Again?

In this crucial swing state, organizers are betting that a strong grassroots ground game can defeat Romney’s Super PAC cash.

'President Romney'?

Those two words conjure up a world in which one thing is certain: there will be chaos.

But can Obama effectively mobilize the anti-war vote given the poor record of his first four years?

Romney and the "Regressives" want to pull America back to the inequalities of the nineteenth century. 

Despite rumors of its demise, Occupy Wall Street has given rise to a flurry of actions targeting the 99 percent. What is this new phenomenon—and what role will it play in November?

Lukewarm endorsements and lackluster enthusiasm are making Romney's November odds look slimmer than ever.

 Mitt's reaction to today's decision was feeble, and telling.

Mitt Romney

Bain Capital is part of a system that enriches Wall Street while impoverishing millions.

A polling station in Florida

If GOP lawmakers get their way, voting will become much more difficult in the Sunshine State.

Blogs

The media is saying Huntsman was too moderate for the current GOP. That’s true, but he was not a moderate, and he would always have been too sane for Republicans regardless.

January 16, 2012

Dr. King died while organizing on behalf of labor rights in the public sector. He would be horrified by the rise of anti-labor policies—especially proposals for so-called “right-to-work” laws.

January 16, 2012

The RNC adopted rules to prevent early primaries from swiftly settling on a presidential nominee. 

January 16, 2012

With Huntsman exiting to boost Romney, social conservatives try to coalesce behind Santorum. Or are they holding a place for Mike Huckabee or Jeb Bush?

January 15, 2012

George Romney marched with Dr. King and refused to back Republicans who opposed civil rights. Mitt Romney has yet to call out racially charged comments by his GOP foes and has actually embraced some of the coded language.

January 13, 2012

How did what we once called reactionary become moderate for the GOP?

 

 

January 12, 2012

They say the way to a man's heart is through his Twitter feed.

January 12, 2012

Almost one in five voters in the Demcratic primary rejected Obama. But the real news is the steep decline in Democratic primary participation from the last time a Democratic incumbent sought reelection.

January 12, 2012

Thanks to Newt‘s snit, a rift lurking inside the Republican coalition is beginning to open up.

January 11, 2012

Santorum definitely lied. It’s just a question of which day it was.

January 11, 2012