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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 election showed US citizens will fight back against the GOP assault on equality. 

November 7, 2012

Those long, snaking lines were about more than a vote. The people most battered and excluded from the nation's politics and economy refuse to be ignored.

November 7, 2012

President Obama's re-election marks the most decisive mandate for an assertive, progressive governing model in well over a generation. Here’s why.

November 7, 2012

Whites voted Republican in every state except for four.

November 7, 2012

The president’s speech Tuesday night was aimed directly at the heart of die-hard GOP opposition. 

November 7, 2012

Women voters said “buh-bye” to extreme GOP misogynists.

November 7, 2012

The president actually won a significant victory. Now, he should do something with it.

November 7, 2012

No more undecideds.

November 7, 2012

Other than admitting they need to appeal to women and young people, Republicans in DC had no ideas about what this election means. 

November 7, 2012

It’s too early to tell, but here’s a sampling of anecdotal reports from our community journalists spread out around the country that are unconfirmed but offer a sense of the problem.

November 6, 2012