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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.

How can we build an effective movement against corporate personhood?

Dennis Kucinich

He was sanguine Tuesday night when I spoke with him by phone about his gerrymandered eviction from the US House of Representatives.

The candidate’s most useful supporters have been evangelicals who believe that government should be rooted in biblical law.

Why does 76 percent of the civil libertarian’s Super PAC money come from billionaire Peter Thiel, whose Palantir Technologies helps the government spy on citizens?

How a Republican strategy to control politics on a local level affects the entire nation—politically, socially and beyond.

Blogs

But they heart the Gov, even as his most very special election suppresses the vote. 

June 11, 2013

‘Scheduling two special elections is a form of voter suppression,’ warns state senator who seeks to schedule Senate vote for same day as Christie’s re-election run.

June 8, 2013

Texas Republicans are responding to demographic change by trying to limit the power of an increasingly diverse electorate 

June 5, 2013

Republicans are obfuscating the debate by offering a false choice between gender equality and the public financing of elections, when really the two issues are deeply linked.

May 23, 2013

On the twentieth anniversary of the National Voter Registration Act, voting rights are under attack 

May 20, 2013

Who needs a majority—or democracy—when you just know that your cause is the most righteous?

April 8, 2013

Just because the Hispanic population is growing doesn't necessarily mean Democrats will harvest their votes forever—for what if they become “white”?

March 20, 2013

Barack Obama’s group to mobilize grassroots support planned to rely on large donations. Is it possible to change a broken system from within?

March 7, 2013

Mitt Romney blames bad messaging, but the reality is his proposals were out of touch, especially with minorities.

March 5, 2013

Will Virginia be the latest case for proving why the Voting Rights Act is still needed?

February 22, 2013