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What do the Texas Republican Party and the president have in common? Nothing, except their support of an immigrant guest worker program.

The crushing recall loss shows that labor must find better ways to defend itself in the electoral arena.

A Politics for the 99 Percent

Progressives must take the fall election seriously, even as they challenge the limits of the debate.

President Obama is to be applauded for questioning Mitt Romney’s legacy, although his motives seem to be as opportunistic as those of Romney’s primary race opponents.

President Barack Obama

Republicans are turning to tired, failed strategies in an effort to alienate both black and white voters from President Obama.

Political watchdogs like PolitiFact and the Washington Post's "Fact-Checker" are accused of favoring Democrats—but it is the facts themselves that have a liberal bias.

Why the real victor in Campaign 2012 won’t be Obama or Romney.

A spinoff of the King Street Patriots Texas Tea Party, True the Vote aims to have 1 million poll watchers in place by November. 

Mitt Romney

Judging by his advisers, Romney would embrace Bush’s unilateral interventionism and massive military budgets.

Blogs

To have a massive, natural catastrophe so close to a presidential election is an unprecedented phenomenon in US history.

October 30, 2012

With not enough time for sleazy moves to backfire, opportunists are pulling out all the stops.

October 30, 2012

Which candidate's final-stretch strategy will be enough to win the presidency? 

October 30, 2012

The GOP nominee says there’s something “immoral” about spending big to bail folks out when trouble hits. Americans will be excused if, this week especially, they disagree.

October 29, 2012

Elections don’t change the world—only people’s movements do. But elections can make our work of building movements impossible—and that’s not a risk I’m willing to take.

October 29, 2012

An Associated Press poll says racist views will cost Obama 5 percent of the vote, while pro-black views gain him 3 percent, so he loses 2 percent on balance.

October 29, 2012

Could dark money groups help Romney overcome the Obama campaign’s “ground game” advantage? 

October 29, 2012

It’s not about the sex—it’s about the emotion.

October 26, 2012

Lena Dunham’s Obama ad wasn’t the “first time” someone made a double entendre about voting.

October 26, 2012

Climate change has been discussed during the debates in every presidential election since 1984. Until now.

October 26, 2012