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The Republican Convention

The formerly Grand Old Party’s cosmetic changes won’t win them the next election.

Protest

Social movements must bring the creative energy of protest culture to electoral campaigns.

Lukewarm endorsements and lackluster enthusiasm are making Romney's November odds look slimmer than ever.

The crushing recall loss shows that labor must find better ways to defend itself in the electoral arena.

Voters in Wisconsin bought the Tea Party line because the president and his party have not been able to provide a believable alternative.

The depressing defeat of the recall suggests that “money power” cannot be easily thwarted, even by determined “people power.”

Fifteen million young adults will gain access to health insurance through Obamacare—if it survives Supreme Court review. Will that win Obama their support?

You may have never heard of True the Vote, but the organization has major plans for upcoming elections across the country.

Blogs

More than 450 voters did not have their ballots counted in the state’s May primary as a result of the country’s harshest voting law.

September 10, 2014

The country’s most stringent voter ID law is once again challenged in federal court.

September 1, 2014

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