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Greg Orman

Feisty independent Greg Orman is polling well against GOP Senator Pat Roberts, a shill for Big Money in this reddest of red states.

Their extremist policies have made them so vulnerable that corporate America is scrambling to save them.

Karen Lewis

Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis is eyeing Mayor Emanuel’s job.

Andrew Cuomo’s challenger for Governor of New York State didn’t beat him in the primary, but she did prove that no candidate is invincible.

Zephyr Teachout

Andrew Cuomo’s unlikely challenger for Governor of New York is gaining endorsements and giving him a headache.

St. Regis Monarch Bay Resort

This is what happens when Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Tom Cotton, Cory Gardner and a gang of the world’s richest people meet behind closed doors.

Ro Khanna

Major tech donors are investing in Ro Khanna. To get to Washington, he’ll have to push another Democrat out of the way.

Early voting

The focus of left politics must be to change the terms of a debate that leaves us with impoverished choices. It's only in the context of a shriveled political imagination that that looks like nihilism.

Blogs

One of the nation’s leading advocates for voting rights, fair elections, and amending corporate cash out of politics wants to shake up the House.

April 20, 2015

Progressive groups are hoping to decouple Democrats from Wall Street by pushing a pledge to give up Wall Street donations.

April 9, 2015

Chuy challenges Mayor Rahm Emanuel and insider Democrats.

April 1, 2015

Conservatives love Cruz’s brand of “truth” telling—but will it come back to haunt him?

March 23, 2015

It’s way too early to bet the future of the country on the Clintons’ ability to avoid scandal.

March 4, 2015

The right to vote is under the most sustained attack since King marched from Selma to Montgomery.

January 16, 2015

Eric Alterman on Jazz at Lincoln Center and Reed Richardson's tips for navigating the upcoming 2016 election.

January 12, 2015

Ferguson teaches us that in elections for local law-enforcement posts the most fundamental choices are made.

November 26, 2014

In red and blue regions, north and south, urban and rural, calls for a constitutional amendent to overturn Citizens United won huge.

November 13, 2014

Electoral politics is but one tool the grassroots must use to create change.

November 10, 2014