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It's time for conviction, not caution, as Democratic voters show they would support a party that promised the country a course correction--an exit from Iraq and an end to corruption and the ineptitude of the GOP.

For a long time on Capitol Hill, no one was interested in lobbying reform. Now everybody wants to get in on the act.

Democratic gubernatorial wins in Virginia and New Jersey gave the lie to
the GOP contention that "conservatism is on the march." But infighting
among Dems doomed electoral reform in Ohio, gay marriage is still
illegal in Texas and there's a long way to go to mid-year elections.

There's a way to cure Ohio's dysfunctional electoral system: an
election-reform referendum that allows creation of "swing districts."

Progressives lack a common set of that tie a movement together. But
they can build on conservatives' proven strategy of slowly creating a
broad consensus.

Tom DeLay's indictments open the door for Congress to overhaul current
lobbying laws and fix the broken system of campaign finance,
redistricting and electoral laws that foster misconduct on both sides
of the aisle.

With key provisions of the Voting Rights Act up for renewal, Congress must remain committed to the equal right to vote.

Talk about surprising developments, Wal-Mart has done something good.

Voting irregularities in the 2004 election demonstrate the urgency of election reform.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has been
monitoring elections in emerging democracies ever since the fall of the
Berlin wall, but now it has done something different a

Blogs

Yes, the Gingrich-supporting neoconservative billionaire has done something good, albeit for selfish reasons: created an opportunity for more people to participate in the Nevada Caucuses. 

February 2, 2012

Turns out Romney wasn't inevitable. Santorum won Iowa. Or maybe he didn't. The caucus system has, again, produced an unreliable result. It is time to reform a broken process that warps national politics.

January 19, 2012

The RNC adopted rules to prevent early primaries from swiftly settling on a presidential nominee. 

January 16, 2012

Iowa and New Hampshire voters are supposedly better informed because they get to meet the presidential candidates in person. They aren’t. 

January 2, 2012

DOJ denied pre-clearance to a requirement that South Carolina voters show photo ID. But it doesn’t have the same power over every state. 

December 25, 2011

After Obama cited Roosevelt in his Kansas speech, Fox News has decided that TR peddled “socialistic nationalism.”

December 7, 2011

An interview with Rock the Vote president Heather Smith on the new restrictive voter ID laws. 

July 21, 2011

 When it comes down to it, the easiest way to make elections competitive is to give candidates more money.

June 20, 2011

Reed Richardson on the GOP's campaign finance dodge and Eric takes the mail.

March 31, 2011

I don’t begrudge Wendy Kaminer her determination to defend Citizens United. But I do wish that she would come up with her own arguments for why she thinks the justices were right to allow unlimited contributions from corporate treasuries to flood the electoral landscape.

February 10, 2011