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Women in a voting booth

I don’t have simplistic fantasies about being rescued from oppression by figureheads alone. But I also know that women and people of color are a threat to the status quo.

EMILY's List Madam President video

Feminism is not any single person or outcome, it’s a practice, and a far more active one than Valenti gives credit for.

It’s tempting to let the GOP continue its slide toward irrelevance—but that would deny this country the robust political debate we need.

Tea Partiers

Obama’s re-election inspired residents of states like Louisiana and Alabama to push for independence from the rest of the country. They should be careful what they wish for.

Voting in California

It didn’t work for Republicans in this election—but their war on voting is far from dead.

Tea Partiers

In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won.

Voting

From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.

A prisoner

Though sentencing, the drug war and other criminal justice issues were absent from the presidential contest, November 6 saw a wave of voter initiatives that will change policy on “three strikes,” marijuana, and more.

350.org

350.org’s caravan heads to Washington, DC, to push President Obama to address climate change in his second term.

Blogs

A Tampa group has filed dozens of last-minute voter challenges, in a troubling indication of ramped up suppression efforts. Meanwhile, as record turnout forced long lines, poll watchers have cried foul over bottled water.

November 5, 2012

The “Third Party Presidential Debate” demonstrates the foolishness of their reasons for running. 

November 5, 2012

“Social welfare groups” don’t have to disclose their donors, even though they’re giving millions to campaigns.

November 5, 2012

A new youth group plans direct action to challenge the influence of money on politics. 

November 5, 2012

Despite the list of Obama's foreign policy failures, there's no question that Romney's cabinet of neconservative war hawks would be even worse. 

November 5, 2012

Also, almost seven in ten approve the president’s handling of Sandy.

November 5, 2012

Mayor Mike said he would bet 25 cents on Obama winning, but not 50.

November 4, 2012

Not to be outdone by Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan tells the biggest lie of the 2012 campaign.

November 4, 2012

The plot twists of this election are near mythic.

November 4, 2012

A last-minute directive by the Ohio Secretary of State could discard thousands of provisional ballots, delay the election, and hand the Buckeye State to Mitt Romney.

November 4, 2012