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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.

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Republicans fail to recognize that it was their policies—not people’s “perceptions”—that lost them women and minority voters. 

November 8, 2012

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

November 8, 2012

President Obama won big on election night, garnering a wider margin of victory than many of his predecessors. Now’s the time for him to act.

November 8, 2012

The backlash to voter suppression laws led to higher turnout among young, black and Hispanic voters.

November 8, 2012

Even more striking than the overall level of support for Obama is the sky-high margin of Latino voters he got in the Western swing states.

November 8, 2012

The presidential ticket he was on did not just lose nationally, it lost his hometown and his home county and his homestate.

November 7, 2012

The victories of Tammy Baldwin and Sherrod Brown show that standing up for workers’ rights pays off.

November 7, 2012

The reverend and Nation editor appeared together at Columbia University on October 25.

November 7, 2012

Social movements must believe in themselves as much as they believe in any politician, and keep fighting for true change. 

November 7, 2012