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?
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?
Democratic gains in Statehouses around the country validated Howard
Dean's "50-state strategy" and set the stage for a long process of party
Economic populism was the most underreported story of the midterms and
will be the cornerstone of any new Democratic majority.
The Democrats won the House and the Senate because the Republicans lost
the garage. How Nascar fans helped turn the tide of the election.
It's time for Democrats to break out of their risk-averse habits and
blaze a new trail--if they can only remember how.
The party of permanent war--which includes lawmakers like Biden, Emanuel
and Lantos--is regrouping for a counterattack, their numbers refreshed
by a phalanx of incoming Blue Dogs.
Claire McCaskill's victory in Missouri proves that moral politics is growing more expansive--and less Republican--as values voters waken to the moral bankruptcy of the religious right.