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President Boris Yeltsin's firing of his fifth Prime Minister in seventeen months and Russia's renewed war in the Caucasus are stark signs of his regime's instability, desperation and "agony," the

Let 1999 go down in electoral history as the year the "wealth primary"--a term coined by Jamin Raskin and John Bonifaz in law review articles to describe the period of early fundraising before th

How do you beat a sitting vice president in a presidential nomination contest? There's no established game plan, because no one's ever done it.

The presidential election is sixteen months away, but candidates are already fanning out across the land, garnering dollars and media exposure.

Completely confident, they know that--fair
And square, on issues--they'll defeat George Bush.
But still, where is that famous picture where

On April 30, 1992, Bill Bradley strode to the podium of the US Senate. The previous night, riots had erupted in Los Angeles following a not-guilty verdict in the first Rodney King trial.

How will we know when women have achieved equality? Male politicians will all be bachelors.

Republicans seem rather sour
About the run of Gary Bauer.
But Democrats are glad to greet
The one opponent Gore might beat.

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Bachmann exits and Perry dials back, while strong Santorum and Paul finishes will delay the Romney coronation.

January 3, 2012

Three issues that will matter far more in November than tonight's results.

January 3, 2012

If we don't get serious about addressing Citizens United, we're going to end up with a much uglier, much more destructive politics.

January 3, 2012

Rick Perry’s recent statements have made even less sense than ever. But as long he doesn’t show hints of moderation, it doesn’t hurt him. 

January 3, 2012

“Move to Amend” proposals, uncommitted votes, anti-war votes for Ron Paul and occupying: Iowa progressives will use the caucuses to send messages.

January 3, 2012

At the beginning of the 2012 election season, what is the outlook of some of the most important national issues?

January 2, 2012

The libertarian, anti-war candidate is surging in the GOP primary. Is this something progressives should cheer? Robert Scheer, Ben Adler and Katha Pollitt offer three views.

January 2, 2012

Iowa and New Hampshire voters are supposedly better informed because they get to meet the presidential candidates in person. They aren’t. 

January 2, 2012

His embrace of Ryan might work with Iowa caucus voters, but it won't help Romney win general election voters who want to save Social Security.

December 30, 2011

Huntsman is skipping Iowa to campaign in New Hampshire because he appeals to moderate Republicans. But is he even really a moderate? 

December 30, 2011