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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

Romney said, “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.” Ryan cast votes that hastened the collape of “Detroit West”—the auto region he represented.

October 10, 2012

Coal companies are using a number of tactics to help boost Mitt Romney's chances this November. 

October 9, 2012

The Family Research Council tries to swing Catholic voters on social issues, or as they call it, "intrinsic evils."

October 9, 2012

The influential New York senator is urging his party not to pursue across-the-board rate cuts. 

October 9, 2012

Jon Husted wants Supreme Court to invalidate final three days of early voting in crucial battleground state

October 9, 2012

The GOP candidate’s necon foreign policy would move America backwards. 

October 9, 2012

The GOP nominee is all-in for low-road trade policies that cut wages and benefits in the US and abroad.

October 9, 2012

Despite a federal obligation to do so, the swing state’s public service agencies are accused of not providing their clients with voter registration forms.

October 9, 2012

On Monday, Mitt Romney contradicted his own stated positions on foreign policy issues. That’s because he cares only about politices, not policy.

October 8, 2012

In the first presidential debate, not a single question about poverty and neither candidate showed the slightest inclination to talk about it either.

October 8, 2012