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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.

America needs a new Congress--the question is, Will Americans hold the
GOP to account for their corruption, ineptitude and irresponsibility?

Blogs

Thursday’s federal court ruling was a major victory for voing rights advocates, but the campaign against voting rights continues nationwide. 

August 31, 2012

After exposés on Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton news shows, the Ohio secretary of state abandons True the Vote.

August 25, 2012

As the RNC adds support of voter ID legislation to its platform, the DOJ backs Virginia’s voter ID law and California lawmakers pass same-day voter registration legislation.

August 24, 2012

Todd Akin, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan all have me thinking of June Jordan’s great “Poem about My Rights.”

August 22, 2012

Changes to Florida’s voting rules target people of color, and not those who have done anything wrong. Our newest community journalists reports what’s happening on the ground.

August 22, 2012

Voters are turned away because of confusion in Michigan, purges take hold in New Mexico and Iowa, and Voter ID is challenged in Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

August 10, 2012

George Lujan, the latest community journalist to join Voting Rights Watch, reports from New Mexico, where the states busy frustrating registration efforts and prepping a massive voter purge. 

August 3, 2012

Ten Pennsylvania residents have spent the past week explaining in court that they do, in fact, exist and ought to be able to vote.

August 2, 2012

With the formal shift of control of the Wisconsin state Senate to Democratic control, America’s leading anti-labor governor can no longer govern at whim.

July 18, 2012

Romney’s recent strategy appears less Rove and more schoolyard whine, serving not to attack the president’s strength but to hold a mirror up to his own weaknesses. 

July 18, 2012