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Maryland progressive activist Donna Edwards upset veteran Congressman Al
Wynn in a Democratic "fight for the soul of the party" primary,
confirming that sentiment for change extends well beyond

With the Congressional race under way, the essential question is: will the Democrats be more progressive post-Bush?

Is America ready for a nonideological problem solver with liberal views on gun control, gay rights and abortion?

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.

Blogs

The controversial governor says he should be judged by his inner circle. Fair enough.

February 25, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on what's wrong with how the media covers the primary. 

February 11, 2014

A presidential commission has proposed steps to make registering and voting easier. But it does not address the crisis of exceptionally low turnout.

January 22, 2014

Will 2014 be the year of the liberal moment?

January 3, 2014

The mayor-elect is getting pressure to include more blacks and Latinos among his appointments.

 

December 30, 2013

A challenge to North Carolina’s sweeping new voting restrictions will be heard in court next summer.

December 12, 2013

In a speech Wednesday, the President said economic inequality will be "the defining challenge" of his remaining time in office. 

December 4, 2013

The Ohio legislature is once again passing new restrictions to make it harder to vote.   

December 4, 2013

Despite all the spin about his “reform-minded” independence, the 2016 contender is a entirely predictable political careerist.

November 26, 2013

John F. Kennedy and the 1950 Senate contest in California.

November 19, 2013