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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.

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Will 2014 be the year of the liberal moment?

January 3, 2014

The mayor-elect is getting pressure to include more blacks and Latinos among his appointments.

 

December 30, 2013

A challenge to North Carolina’s sweeping new voting restrictions will be heard in court next summer.

December 12, 2013

In a speech Wednesday, the President said economic inequality will be "the defining challenge" of his remaining time in office. 

December 4, 2013

The Ohio legislature is once again passing new restrictions to make it harder to vote.   

December 4, 2013

Despite all the spin about his “reform-minded” independence, the 2016 contender is a entirely predictable political careerist.

November 26, 2013

John F. Kennedy and the 1950 Senate contest in California.

November 19, 2013

The $15-an-hour wage candidate Kshama Sawant takes the lead in a “historic” citywide race.

November 13, 2013

A non-billionaire mayor, backed by labor with a budget of $72 billion to dispense? It’ll be worth watching. 

November 8, 2013

The governor thinks his victory will take him far down the presidential trail. Don’t bet on it.

November 6, 2013