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California has often spun the cautionary tales of American progress.
Smog. Sprawl. Ronald Reagan.

With Republicans in full control in Washington, next year's prospects
are grim.

Raise a Glass to the Stay-at-Home Voter?

How dismal was election night 2002?

Well, the elephant is out of the barn now. Congress is lost and whither
Congress, so will go the courts.

The talk of war has done its job.
Rove's hopes were far exceeded.
So maybe, with the voting done,
The war itself's not needed.

CORRECTION: John Eder of Maine, a Green, won state, not national, office.

The Republican wave that swept the country seemed to crash and recede
right at the California border, but only barely.

George W. Bush may have lost the 2000 election, but he won the 2002
election--with a good deal of help from Democrats, who took a dream
scenario and turned it into a political nightmare.

Blogs

Forty-two people are responsible for nearly a third of Super PAC spending in the 2014 election cycle.

October 31, 2014

The 2014 midterms are approaching and campaigns from both sides of the aisle are reaching out to youth.

October 27, 2014

He wants Republicans controlling the “political apparatus” and the “governmental apparatus” of voting.

October 24, 2014

It may be tough to get voters enthused about midterm elections, but organizers working to get black women to the polls are determined.

October 17, 2014

John Nichols appeared on All In with Chris Hayes Wednesday night to talk about how the minimum wage debate in Wisconsin could doom Scott Walker’s re-election campaign and tank his presidential ambitions.

October 16, 2014

Wisconsin's governor refuses to act on behalf of low-wage workers.

October 14, 2014

Calls for the pill to be available without a prescription are just naked attempts to woo female voters and mask opposition to the Obamacare birth control mandate.

October 2, 2014

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