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An initiative that seeks to overturn South Dakota's draconian ban on abortion will
have implications in states across the country.

Howard Rich is pouring big money into leveraging our electoral system to
serve his libertarian agenda.

Ending the Iraq War is the most pressing issue facing America today. I

OK, market forces control oil prices. But market forces--with a lot of push from Republicans--are driving down the price of gas. And you can be sure they'll rise again after the election.

How will the GOP woo back values voters after the Foley scandal? How
about a purge of gay Republicans in Congress? That's the Rev. Don
Wildmon's idea.

American Jews are liberals and support Democrats. Why, then, do Jewish
organizations, supported by contributions of liberal Jews, strategize
with Republicans on how to smear these same Democrats?

If current trends hold, Democratic governors will soon be popping up all
over the country, and with them comes a greater opportunity to challenge
the Bush Administration.

As Senator George Allen's faux-populist campaign devolves into a series of racial embarrassments, Virginia Democrat Jim Webb's unlikely campaign is surging, thanks in large part to Webb's unblemished record of opposing the Iraq War.

As election day approaches, don't expect a reasoned discussion of
economic policy between the two parties. A barrage of
quips and one-liners have taken the place of detail and fact in
political debate.

As Democratic Congressional candidates in Arizona embrace comprehensive immigration reform, conservative Republicans are no longer winning on their "militarize the border" message.

Blogs

Documents reveal how a mining firm quietly supported Wisconsin’s governor.

August 25, 2014

New York’s governor should accept the Democratic challenger’s proposal for debates about corruption—and more.

July 29, 2014

Not much evidence of reform-mindedness as Chris Christie, Scott Walker et al. defend tax cuts and austerity.

July 29, 2014

But at least his idea for expanding the EITC is a good one.

July 25, 2014

Like Europe’s far-right parties, Perry is hoping that hostility to immigrants will energize the base.

July 23, 2014

Part I of a three-part series by Christie Watch on the reformicons, the debate to reinvent the GOP, and who's behind them.

July 16, 2014

He’s trying to put Bridgegate behind him.

July 14, 2014

Progressives face unpalatable choices in 2016.

July 9, 2014

Don’'t expect the Democrats to pick up the issue, however, in red states where Senate candidates are already on shaky ground.

July 7, 2014