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All France was transfixed as presidential candidates conducted a passionate, freewheeling debate this week. Why are American debates so intentionally stupid?

Working For Us, a new coalition of unions and Internet activists, seeks to reform the Democratic Party from the ground up.

Resolving a disputed Congressional election in Florida is key to setting the stage for a fair nationwide election in 2008.

In Montana, grassroots campaigns elected politicians and influenced policy. The same can happen across the country.

As America embarks on the longest, most costly presidential race in history, Russ Feingold is asking Congress to apply the brakes.

Nothing personal, but Hillary Clinton is a candidate of the past.

Affordable healthcare is rapidly emerging as the top domestic policy issue in the 2008 presidential race. Candidates, got ideas?

Thank you, Ann Coulter, for reviving the principled but media-neglected presidential candidacy of John Edwards.

This should be a time for vision and bold ideas, yet caution is the order of the day--and activist voters are demanding more.

Instead of front-loading political races with early primaries, we need a rotating calendar of regional primaries.

Blogs

The former congressman slams The New York Times, but the Times was actually late to the party.

June 25, 2014

In Louisiana, women’s health could prove a meaningful point of divergence between the Democratic incumbent and her Republican challengers.

June 23, 2014

Conservatives attacked Cantor for indicating a willingness to support a new fix for the VRA

June 11, 2014

The Kentucky Senate race figures to be among the most expensive in the country, and that's likely to become an issue itself in the race. 

May 21, 2014

Without fresh 2016 presidential candidates, Republicans will direct all their energies to tearing down Hillary Clinton.

May 20, 2014

But its candidate would rather talk about fishing than foreign policy.

May 6, 2014

A Kansas represented by the outgoing HHS secretary would tell Democrats to get over their timidity.

April 18, 2014

Communities nationwide are calling for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. On Tuesday, Wisconsin towns will join the fight.

March 31, 2014

Fourty-seven town meetings tell legislators and Congress it's time for a money-out-of-politics amendment.

March 24, 2014