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The author and activist doesn't have a utopia to offer, but rather, warns of a dystopia to avoid.

Voting in Hoboken, New Jersey

County clerks are reporting inaccessible polling stations, damaged absentee ballots and mass confusion about where and how to vote on Tuesday.

The one key way in which Romney's foreign policy differs from Obama's.

A vote for Obama in a swing state is a no-brainer, because, on a host of issues, there is a vast partisan difference that should not be ignored.

If Mitt Romney wins, the upside will be that I get to be taxed at the same rate he has enjoyed as one of the nation's most skillful hedge fund hustlers.

President Barack Obama

Obama will carry the youth vote, but turnout is key, especially among young Latino voters in swing states.

The Republican ticket’s reactionary conservation policies would sell off America’s “crown jewels.”

Union march

Democratic candidates haven’t always had labor’s back—but Republicans are intent on ending collective bargaining altogether.

If pro-charter proposals in Washington State or Georgia pass this November, that will mark the first time charter schools have won at the ballot box.

No TV ads, no fancy consultants. The staunchly progressive Vermont senator is coasting toward re-election by talking about real issues, listening to voters and organizing.

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The vice-presidential debate gave us a prominent Catholic politician going on record that faith and respect for women’s own decision-making don’t have to be opposed.

October 12, 2012

Ryan's flailing fearmongering at last night's debate will likely fall flat with war-weary voters. 

October 12, 2012

It's hard to imagine a concept more anti-democratic than the filibuster.

October 12, 2012

With the presidential election less than a month away, eligible voters in swing states are fighting to make sure that they’ll be counted on November 6.

October 12, 2012

In Wisconsin, a new proposal four years in the making would reduce poverty in the state by at least half—if only there were the political will.

October 12, 2012

Confronted on central premise of GOP campaign—cutting taxes and balancing budgets—Ryan asks voters to “fill in the details” after the election. That’s the big fail that gave the night to Biden.

October 12, 2012

Biden took the "instant poll" from CBS. The candidates tied in CNN's poll.

October 12, 2012

Displaying charts are to Ryan the Wonk as clearing brush was to Bush the Cowboy.

October 11, 2012

The incumbent senator tried to take credit for being the decisive vote on Dodd-Frank—which he helped weaken in exchange for Wall Street donations.

October 11, 2012

Paul Ryan claims he’s dedicated to reviving the American auto industry. But his voting record says otherwise. 

October 11, 2012