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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.

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Massachusetts Governor Patrick skips over Barney Frank and picks a personal “ally” to join two other appointed-rather-than-elected senators. 

January 30, 2013

Cecilia Tkaczyk’s underdog victory on a campaign finance reform platform should stir up the struggle against money in politics—and push the governor to take a stance.

January 22, 2013

By changing the distribution of electoral votes to rely on results of gerrymandered congressional districts, Priebus plan would game the system for GOP.

January 14, 2013

The three new senators being appointed by their governors will have no democratic legitimacy.

December 26, 2012

Forty percent of voters didn’t participate last month. A new report outlines who they are, and why they didn’t cast a ballot. 

December 19, 2012

Obama's recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

December 14, 2012

Boehner acts as if he has a mandate equal to that Obama and Senate Democrats. But Americans gave Democrats a 1.1 million vote majority in the overall House vote.

 

December 10, 2012

Republicans are supporting a change to the Electoral College that would’ve put Mitt Romney in the White House.

December 10, 2012

Obstruction has ruled in Albany for too long. The governor must push for a Democratic majority in the New York State Senate.

November 27, 2012

The Voting Rights Act is, in some ways, living on borrowed time. 

November 14, 2012