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Aleksei Navalny

The anti-corruption activist’s mayoral campaign in Moscow is dividing voters, while testing the country’s diminished opposition party.

Last week, eight candidates in New York City's upcoming mayoral election spoke on issues of policing and criminal justice at a forum co-sponsored by The Nation.

It's not just the government and corporations who are tracking your cell and computer use: politicians on the campaign trail are some of the biggest data snoopers around. 

Simpson and Bowles

Candidates who ran on slashing Medicare and Social Security lost big in November. But that doesn’t stop Pete Peterson from pushing the fantasy that voters’ biggest concern is the deficit.

Voter suppression efforts in Virginia and Florida have galvinated activists to fight harder to protect--and expand--the vote in 2016.

I refused to run a negative campaign for New York City Council, focusing instead on community and democratic empowerment.

The Republican Convention

The formerly Grand Old Party’s cosmetic changes won’t win them the next election.

Protest

Social movements must bring the creative energy of protest culture to electoral campaigns.

Blogs

Ads that lie about Democrats will be the product of recent major donations to Mitt Romney, brought to us by billionares and Wall Street.

June 15, 2012

Even in offering Pennsylvanians free voter ID cards, it’s still a measure that places the right to vote in a plastic card rather than in the citizen.

 

June 14, 2012

The Florida Governor’s desperate purging of voter lists eerily echoes the 2000 presidential election and ensuing recount.  

June 13, 2012

The Sunshine State’s controversial scheme to scrub voter rolls of supposed non-citizen voters has now drawn more than ire; it’s headed to court.

 

June 12, 2012

Wisconsin voters were fans of recall elections at the start of the process but opposed at the end. The reason? A sly big-spending campaign by Scott Walker's supporters that went essentially unanswered by Democrats.

June 12, 2012

The Virginia governor would be a leading contender for the Republican vice-presidential nomination if he hadn’t signed an extreme anti–abortion rights bill. 

June 11, 2012

How the right is restricting voting rights across the country.

June 11, 2012

The “money power” is on the march in our politics and the Vermont senator says the message of the billionaies is clear: “We want it all. And now we can buy it.”

June 8, 2012

The standoff has been all heat and no light around a poorly designed and poorly timed voter purging scheme.

June 7, 2012

As progressives move on from the unsuccessful campaign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, what will they take away from the experience?

June 6, 2012