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Conventional wisdom says Republicans made gains in the midterms because Obama tried to do too much and was too liberal. Wrong.

On a night when Republicans pulled off the largest shift in party power since 1938, they also seemed, paradoxically, to be an endangered species.

As Democrats survey the wreckage left by the 2010 midterms, one sight is at least slightly cheering: Sarah Palin's Mama Grizzlies licking their wounds.

In the wake of Congressman Tom Perriello's loss, it's tempting to conclude that politics based on conviction simply doesn't work. But that would be the wrong lesson to take away.

With this year's elections days away, vanden Heuvel joins Morning Joe to argue for a political coalition that could yield serious progressive results.

Unfortunately for Democrats, who have dominated statehouse politics since 2006, the party’s troubles at the national level extend to the states.

California's problems are well beyond the curative powers of any one governor. If Jerry Brown wins in November, there's no need to nourish foolish hopes.

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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

Progressives face unpalatable choices in 2016.

July 9, 2014

Don’'t expect the Democrats to pick up the issue, however, in red states where Senate candidates are already on shaky ground.

July 7, 2014

The former congressman slams The New York Times, but the Times was actually late to the party.

June 25, 2014

In Louisiana, women’s health could prove a meaningful point of divergence between the Democratic incumbent and her Republican challengers.

June 23, 2014