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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.

Barack Obama

We won, but at what cost? Fool me once, shame on Obama, but fool me twice and I’m the one responsible.

Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader strongly objects to a recent Nation blog post that mocked third-party candidates.

Barack Obama

The “rising American electorate” carried Obama and a strong slate of Democrats to victory.

Allen Duncan, homeless and unemployed, sleeps on a sidewalk

In this election, the deepest division was over whether we are all in this together. 

Destruction from Super Storm Sandy

If there was ever a response to Mitt Romney’s smug RNC laugh line about climate change—or to Obama’s failure to address it—Hurricane Sandy delivered.

Union protesters

In California, Michigan, Alabama and beyond, voters came out for organized labor.

Young voter

Without the youth vote, Obama woud have lost Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania—and the election.

Blogs

Can't you just feel the Jeb-mentum?

June 30, 2015

A Democratic presidential contender raises a provocative issue. It’s time to have this debate.

June 29, 2015

“The American people have the right to hear from the full spectrum of their choices.”

June 24, 2015

Surging in the polls, Sanders gets an important grassroots endorsement.

June 19, 2015

The “you’re fired” billionaire is an oddly good fit for the 2016 presidential race.

June 16, 2015

The 2016 front-runner needs to get comfortable—and specific—about calling out today’s economic royalists.

June 13, 2015

This movement has made raising wages a big issue for 2016.

June 10, 2015

Clinton would do a great service to the country by offering Americans a more expansive view of what freedom requires, and what threatens it.

June 10, 2015

Beyond Iowa and New Hampshire, the insurgent candidate shows signs of strength.

June 7, 2015

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO is running as the anti-Hillary, but the two are more alike than is comfortable.

May 29, 2015