Help

Nation Topics - Electoral Politics

Topic Page

Articles

News and Features

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.

The GOP's New Southern Strategy

Republicans are using the redistricting process to undermine minority voting power and ensure their party's dominance.

The electoral process has been occupied by the 1 percent—which means that what you hear in this “campaign” is largely refracted versions of their views, their needs, their fears, and their wishes.

Barack Obama

At the Project New West Summit, Democrats and progressive leaders debated electoral strategies for the pivotal Western region.

Why is one of the leading Republican candidates for president trying to stop the direct election of senators?

Barack Obama

The Democrats’ loss in New York's 9th District was an ominous rebuke to the president. Good thing he won’t be suggesting entitlement reform next week.

The Republicans’ dramatic overreach in states from Wisconsin to Maine has created openings for substantial Democratic victories in unexpected territory.

Blogs

Ari Berman and Ari Melber on Southern states’ redistricting maps—what critics call “gerrymandering at its worst”—and the future of US democracy.

February 21, 2012

The independent groups Koch funds aren’t supposed to coordinate their help for candidates.

February 20, 2012

Eric on Richard Thompson and Reed on the flawed history of polling.

February 16, 2012

Challenging the Republican men who are waging the War on Women.  

February 15, 2012

Wisconsin's Scott Walker is positioning himself as the next Reagan by making union-busting a GOP sacrament. Conservatives are eating it up. But will a recall derail him?

February 11, 2012

The perennial swing state’s wealthiest finance institutions and conservative political operatives are banding together to disenfranchise millions of voters, according to a new report.

February 10, 2012

As two more aides to Scott Walker are charged in “John Doe” probe that reveals massive illegal fundraising, the anti-labor governor heads toward a recall election with a big new headache.

January 26, 2012

The Republican primary race reveals the fundamental unfairness of our economic and political system.

January 23, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says that if he fails to win reelection, the right’s anitlabor push may fall apart. 

January 20, 2012