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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.

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STUDENT FINALIST: We must choose to move towards a shared conception of justice and social solidarity that differentiates itself from Capitol Hill’s petty electoral games.

October 20, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: With staggering unemployment, Romney’s trickle-down policies are the last thing the United States needs.

October 20, 2012

STUDENT WINNER: American women can’t afford the Republican rollback of rights our forebears fought so hard to win. 

October 19, 2012

STUDENT WINNER: The president needs to reassure middle-class American that he has and will continue to combat long-term unemployment.

October 19, 2012

Lobbyists for mining companies and hundreds of other businesses are taking advantage of the Citizens United decision to pressure employees into voting Republican.

October 19, 2012

Here’s what you need to know about the fight against voter suppression across the nation.

October 19, 2012

The former GOP presidential candidate has met with hundreds of business owners in swing states, urging them to influence their employees to vote Republican. 

October 19, 2012

DOJ, Congress, state senators, election protection lawyers and civil rights advocates—all eyes are on True the Vote.

October 19, 2012

To function in a post-truth political environment, the press needs a post-objectivity mindset.

October 19, 2012

In the second presidential debate, Governor Romney used the word poverty without saying anything of substance about it. President Obama didn’t use the word at all but managed to talk about issues that matter to low-income people.

October 19, 2012