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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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Last week was a big win for President Obama. So what are American voters trying to tell the president about their hopes for his second term? 

November 12, 2012

A record turnout for non–white male voters gave the president a mandate to champion.

November 9, 2012

One of the committee’s top Democrats said he wants to see Warren on board, if she wants to be. 

November 9, 2012

The results are unambiguous: voters want more government investment and higher taxes on the wealthy. 

November 9, 2012

It wasn’t just the many Republican names and causes listed on ballots across the country that had a bad night. Add to the losers: the conservative media.

November 9, 2012

The (deliberately) funny campaign videos were all on the Obama side of the 2012 race and each, in its own way, may have helped him (a little) in gaining victory.

November 9, 2012

Nope. Just like the majority of Americans, they cast their vote for the candidate they trusted to fight rampant economic inequality and keep the recovery going.

November 8, 2012

Republicans fail to recognize that it was their policies—not people’s “perceptions”—that lost them women and minority voters. 

November 8, 2012

In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won.

November 8, 2012

President Obama won big on election night, garnering a wider margin of victory than many of his predecessors. Now’s the time for him to act.

November 8, 2012