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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

Paul's career peaked with his strong finish in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Now it’s the beginning of the end of his career. 

January 11, 2012

With supporters like these, who needs critics?

January 10, 2012

Gingrich and Santorum make the same implausible argument on the campaign trail. 

January 10, 2012

Who says Romney isn’t conservative enough?

January 10, 2012

Is Mitt melting? Are there any responsible Republicans left? Is Ron Paul real? Will Republicans write in Obama?

January 10, 2012

The Occupy movement is following Republican candidates in New Hampshire, raising awareness of their records and asking important questions. 

January 9, 2012

Republican presidential candidates are demonizing unions while an ad from a pro-Gingrich group demonstrates how necessary they are. 

January 9, 2012

Republican presidential contenders love Wisconsin's anti-labor governor almost as much as they hate the NLRB and unions.

January 9, 2012

A bizarre and unfocused pre–New Hampshire primary debate cements Romney’s front-runner status. UPDATED with reports Monday morning polls and Newt's "Romney's a looter" push.

 

 

January 7, 2012

Santorum and Paul embody opposite visions of conservatism, and Paul is aggressively drawing the contrast. 

January 7, 2012