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Democratic campaigns are refining the art of reaching more people.

This could be the year that Democrats finally let the people play a role in politics.

Throw polls and pundits out the window: the race will be decided not by kingmakers but by the voters themselves.

As Democratic candidates strive to keep their messages upbeat and cheerful, they should take a lesson from the environmental movement on the power of fear to motivate political change.

Have Democrats already blown the biggest swing state?

The cranky, quirky and sometimes progressive politics practiced by a generation once considered slackers could be a deciding factor in this presidential election.

Minnesota Senate candidate Al Franken has won wide support among voters--and conservatives are getting scared.

A longtime activist, running in a special City Council election, is just what New Orleans needs.

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Here are some of his Perryisms we'll miss. 

January 20, 2012

 Eric asks how about the real relevancy of the Tea Party and Reed examines the crazy 27 percent.

January 19, 2012

Not for nothing is Newt going after the “food stamp president.” There’s a battle shaping up, but who will fight it?

January 19, 2012

Turns out Romney wasn't inevitable. Santorum won Iowa. Or maybe he didn't. The caucus system has, again, produced an unreliable result. It is time to reform a broken process that warps national politics.

January 19, 2012

Members of Congress need to feel the heat on the Stop Internet Piracy Act. Here’s how a bold progressive challenger and digital activists forced Paul Ryan to come out against SOPA. It’s a smart model for winning this fight.

January 18, 2012

Walker has told allies there’s “no doubt” that Republican governors would back off attacks on unions if he loses.

January 18, 2012

As we approach the second anniversary of the disastrous Citizens United decision, a court case in Montana sets up the first direct challenge to the ruling.

January 17, 2012

Racially inflammatory statements marked last night’s GOP debate on MLK Day.

January 17, 2012

540,208 signatures are required to force the antilabor governor to face a new election. Activists gathered almost double that number.

January 17, 2012

Facing a recall threat, Wisconsin's governor is aggressively raising money... in Austin. With a $250,000 check from the guy who funded “Swift Boat” ads, and more from Rick Perry’s inner circle, Walker’s trolling in Texas.

January 12, 2012