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As the two top-ranked college teams clash on Saturday, the world stops, vote-counting is halted in a tight Congressional race and cities brace for violence.

The midterm elections proved to Democrats that the South must not be written off. The key to winning rural and working-class voters in Dixie is the same as anywhere else.

Democrats will claim their electoral mandate by understanding how they won: by fielding activist candidates with a clear antiwar message and by defending civil liberties.

As presidential hopefuls from both parties press their advantage on the
platform of the 2006 midterm election, the winners are...

If people keep making sexist attacks against Hillary Clinton, I may just
have to vote for her. That means you, Elizabeth Edwards!

As things stand in organized politics today, a purely formal protest
against what the GOP has done to America is the most we can hope for.

Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood's new president, leads an
organization searching for new national strategies, as a crucial vote in
South Dakota tests its grassroots clout.

Dogged by a history of crude responses to abortion, euthanasia and gay marriage, Pennsylvania Republican Senator Rick Santorum is trailing his Democratic foe. But a cadre of influential Catholic conservatives are already crafting a post-Santorum, post-Bush strategy.

We are now led by a false warrior who acts the simpleton, while playing to his version of what Middle America wants. To stop the madness, on November 7 voters must soundly repudiate what Bush has wrought.

The GOP's one-party rule has created a constitutional crisis that threatens America's future. By pulling the right lever on November 7, voters can throw this party out of office.

Blogs

Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties, while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.

February 6, 2013

We'd all like to see Congress make voting more free, fair and uniform—but unfortunately federalism gets in the way.

February 6, 2013

Be very, very careful about the proliferating arguments that demographics show that Republicans are on their way out for good.

February 4, 2013

Massachusetts Governor Patrick skips over Barney Frank and picks a personal “ally” to join two other appointed-rather-than-elected senators. 

January 30, 2013

Cecilia Tkaczyk’s underdog victory on a campaign finance reform platform should stir up the struggle against money in politics—and push the governor to take a stance.

January 22, 2013

By changing the distribution of electoral votes to rely on results of gerrymandered congressional districts, Priebus plan would game the system for GOP.

January 14, 2013

The three new senators being appointed by their governors will have no democratic legitimacy.

December 26, 2012

Forty percent of voters didn’t participate last month. A new report outlines who they are, and why they didn’t cast a ballot. 

December 19, 2012

Obama's recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

December 14, 2012

Boehner acts as if he has a mandate equal to that Obama and Senate Democrats. But Americans gave Democrats a 1.1 million vote majority in the overall House vote.

 

December 10, 2012