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protest

It's time we kick the “lesser of two evils” excuse and engage in a true political conversation. 

Americans for Prosperity rally

Under the radar, the pseudo-grassroots group Americans for Prosperity is pulling out the stops to defeat Obama.

Highlights from the Voting Rights Watch 2012 blog, from Brentin Mock, Aura Bogado and Maegan E. Ortiz

Congress

Even if Obama wins, he won’t be able to accomplish much if progressives don’t do well in legislative races. Here are ten worthy contenders.

Voting in Florida

Many of Florida’s ex-felons are receiving conflicting information on their voting rights. That could spell disaster in November.

Electoral map

Democrats have a rich opportunity to push electoral reform at the state level.

Forget Mitt Romney. With the foreign policy crisis in the Middle East, can the president make it to November 7?

Election politics today are little more than advertising. But it wasn't always that way. 

The GOP candidate’s disastrous response to the incendiary “Innocence of Muslims” video should come as no surprise in light of his Islamophobic connections.

voting booth

This is the most polarized presidential choice since 1980. Yet issues fundamental to the nation’s future have been excluded from the debate.

Blogs

What some experts think will happen in upcoming Republican primaries, and why.

February 28, 2012

The presidential contenders are pitching a teacher-bashing, union-damning fundamentalism that’s just as extreme as their religious demagoguery.

February 28, 2012

Republicans have invented a new bunch of boogeymen. Here’s a guide to some of the most important memes on the right. 

February 27, 2012

Obama’s numbers are rebounding among blue-collar voters in the Rust Belt as the GOP primary churns on.

February 27, 2012

Romney’s campaign is getting a major boost from the lead organizers behind the Tea Party.

February 24, 2012

Would the GOP contenders feel the same about immigration if the folks trying to cross the border were Canadians?

February 24, 2012

Desperate to fend off Rick Santorum’s challenge from the right, Mitt released a plan to increase the deficit. 

February 24, 2012

Think the GOP field is bad? Just imagine how much worse it would be without the debates. 

February 23, 2012

At the CNN Republican debate in Arizona, candidates vied to be the most stridently opposed to contraception, even for rape victims. 

February 23, 2012

Recent commentary demonstrates why Rick Santorum’s backward sexual politics are so appealing to Republicans.

February 20, 2012