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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

The RNC adopted rules to prevent early primaries from swiftly settling on a presidential nominee. 

January 16, 2012

With Huntsman exiting to boost Romney, social conservatives try to coalesce behind Santorum. Or are they holding a place for Mike Huckabee or Jeb Bush?

January 15, 2012

That Romney laid off workers should not be treated as a bad thing. That Romney opposes a social safety net for the workers he laid off should. 

January 13, 2012

George Romney marched with Dr. King and refused to back Republicans who opposed civil rights. Mitt Romney has yet to call out racially charged comments by his GOP foes and has actually embraced some of the coded language.

January 13, 2012

 Paul learned his lesson a long time ago: third-party bids do more harm than good. 

January 12, 2012

How did what we once called reactionary become moderate for the GOP?

 

 

January 12, 2012

They say the way to a man's heart is through his Twitter feed.

January 12, 2012

Almost one in five voters in the Demcratic primary rejected Obama. But the real news is the steep decline in Democratic primary participation from the last time a Democratic incumbent sought reelection.

January 12, 2012

Thanks to Newt‘s snit, a rift lurking inside the Republican coalition is beginning to open up.

January 11, 2012

Santorum definitely lied. It’s just a question of which day it was.

January 11, 2012