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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.


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


Biden took the "instant poll" from CBS. The candidates tied in CNN's poll.

October 12, 2012

Displaying charts are to Ryan the Wonk as clearing brush was to Bush the Cowboy.

October 11, 2012

The incumbent senator tried to take credit for being the decisive vote on Dodd-Frank—which he helped weaken in exchange for Wall Street donations.

October 11, 2012

Paul Ryan claims he’s dedicated to reviving the American auto industry. But his voting record says otherwise. 

October 11, 2012

Paul Ryan is running on a “boy next door” image, but a debate with Debbie Wasserman-Shultz from two years ago shows a different side of the congressman.

October 11, 2012

Romney and Ryan's fundamental differences, on everything from reproductive rights to tax cuts, should take center stage at tonight's vice presidential debate. 

October 11, 2012

Right-wing blogs are buzzing about a bunk report on Obama’s receiving foreign donations. Citizens United opens up a far more dangerous loophole for foreign cash. 

October 11, 2012

Voter ID laws have been blocked in South Carolina and Mississippi, the latter where a Tea Party leader says women don’t deserve to vote.

October 10, 2012

The first mainstream outside money group has jumped in the Missouri Senate race to back the controversial RepresentativeTodd Akin—and we don’t know who is footing the bill. 

October 10, 2012

Corporate lobbyists are at the helm of almost every large pro-Romney Super PAC and 501(c) group, channeling business cash into ads, and potentially, a lucrative career after the election. 

October 10, 2012