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The hand of Barack Obama

This election has posed a challenge of self-control for Republicans raised on a diet of welfare queens and Willie Horton.

Barack Obama

The stakes in 2012 and beyond.

A bullhorn with a sticker reading "Tax the Rich"

What a principled counterattack campaign against the GOP would look like.

Protest against Barack Obama

Where their interests overlap, progressive politics can thrive.

Barack Obama and supporters

In a second Obama term, we must organize to win a new social contract for a new economy.

Barack Obama and Timothy Geithner

While preventing a Republican triumph is imperative, we should have no illusions about Obama.

If he wins, he must use his platform and powers to tackle issues from global warming to nuclear arms control.

Occupy Wall Street

In this election and after, we need to write a new story for our changing nation that places care and connection at the center.

Barack Obama

In the contest that comes after November, Obama will be on the wrong team.

A Romney presidency would rob progressive movements of the oxygen required to grow deeper and broader roots.

Blogs

Here’s what you need to know about the fight against voter suppression across the nation.

October 19, 2012

The former GOP presidential candidate has met with hundreds of business owners in swing states, urging them to influence their employees to vote Republican. 

October 19, 2012

DOJ, Congress, state senators, election protection lawyers and civil rights advocates—all eyes are on True the Vote.

October 19, 2012

To function in a post-truth political environment, the press needs a post-objectivity mindset.

October 19, 2012

In the second presidential debate, Governor Romney used the word poverty without saying anything of substance about it. President Obama didn’t use the word at all but managed to talk about issues that matter to low-income people.

October 19, 2012

If Republicans take the debt ceiling hostage again, it could hurt the administration’s leverage for the fiscal cliff. 

October 18, 2012

“If you don't trust me with my body, why should I trust you with my country?”

October 18, 2012

It seems less like Akin is running for Senate, and more like he’s setting up a post-political career as an evangelical martyr. 

October 18, 2012

The Romneys invested millions in a hedge fund that bought GM’s autoparts division, and it paid off big-time.

October 18, 2012

Although many people think it’s relatively easy to get a state issued ID, one Navajo elder would disagree.

October 18, 2012