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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

Extreme Israel hawks are increasingly just another part of the right-wing coalition. 

November 21, 2011

Massachusetts had one of the worst rates of job creation under Mitt Romney. Here's why. 

November 15, 2011

When it comes to foreign policy, the Republicans who would be president are taking their cues from the former vice president on war, secrecy and, above all, torture.

November 13, 2011

Republicans at Wednesday‘s debate displayed a remarkable ignorance, or extremism, regarding the purpose of government regulation. 

November 11, 2011

At the Americans for Prosperity Foundation's Defending the American Dream Summit, Cain got a much warmer reception than Romney. 

November 4, 2011

The unifying theme behind his foreign policy advisers seems to be Republican partisanship.

November 3, 2011

Cain’s campaign has been accused of accepting nearly $40,000 in campaign donations from Prosperity USA, a Wisconsin, a nonprofit co-founded by Cain's chief of staff, Mark Block, who has a track record of questionable campaign fundraising.

November 2, 2011

Mark Block helped elect Scott Walker and promoted Paul Ryan’s assault on seniors. Now his own history of political wrongdoing is being exposed.

November 2, 2011

Rick Santorum, father of a disabled child, would be a terrible president for people with disabilities. 

November 2, 2011

Mark Block, who is all over the media defending his boss against allegations of sexual harassment, has his own scandal-plagued past.

November 1, 2011