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The fall and rise of Joe Lieberman was one of the major political events of 2006. But in 2007, Beltway and netroots pundits agree, he will be as irrelevant as George W. Bush.

While most politicians win by appealing to the lowest common
denominator, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson takes a decidedly
higher road.

Let Justice Roll deserves credit for mobilizing values voters around minimum wage initiatives.

The Congressman from Cleveland explains an urgent need for human unity, human security and peace motivated him to run for President.

There's little evidence so far that Democrats will push for reconstruction in New Orleans.

Latino voters walked away from the GOP in the midterm elections, a
payback for the party's ruthlessly anti-immigrant stance.

Mainstream media have transformed the permanent presidential campaign
into a never-ending soap opera. Progressives must create the
movements that will influence whoever decides to run.

America's environmentalists won big in the midterm elections. But can
they make real progress on climate change by 2008 and beyond?

Democratic gains in Statehouses around the country validated Howard
Dean's "50-state strategy" and set the stage for a long process of party
renewal.

It's always a bad idea to rely on your opponents to be knaves and fools.
It worked for the Democrats this time. But what about next time?

Blogs

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

The number of voters impacted by new voting restrictions exceeded the margin of victory in close races in North Carolina, Kansas, Virginia and Florida.

November 6, 2014

The short answer: Pretty badly, but it could have been worse.

November 5, 2014

California’s voters defied national trends.

November 5, 2014

Yes, the fight for control of the Senate matters. But so do the gubernatorial races.

November 4, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and Reed on how local TV stations boost their bottom lines with a deluge of election ads.

November 3, 2014

If Democrats lose Senate races in North Carolina and Iowa, will the party stop campaigning on reproductive rights?

November 3, 2014

Conservative dark money spends big to tell young voters in battleground states about pro-pot, anti-war “progressive” third-party candidates.

November 2, 2014