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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

His debate story about using "binders full of women" to fill government posts got Romney a lot of attention. But it wasn't true.

October 17, 2012

In both debates, Romney has said he worked with Democrats as governor and would do so as president. His record suggests otherwise. 

October 17, 2012

The battered group’s poll watching “army” is on the retreat, but is it now trying to cash in through harassing state election officials?

October 17, 2012

The bad news? Ohio’s Secretary of State swiftly limited early voting hours.

October 17, 2012

Add contraception and pay equity to the list of issues Romney keeps waffling on. 

October 17, 2012

During Tuesday's presidential debate, Romney misled Americans on a number of crucial issues. 

October 17, 2012

Obama scores big with instant polls and the punditry.

October 17, 2012

A dramatically more aggressive president called his challenger out again and again in a decade that saw Obama tell Toledo Romney’s “the last person who’s going to get tough on China.”

October 16, 2012

The president missed a chance to highlight his support for workplace equality for women, in contrast to Republican opposition. 

October 16, 2012

Staffers from the Prosper Group are trying to distance themselves from the Tea Party Victory Fund.

October 16, 2012