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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

Mitt Romney deserved a Faye Dunaway Award for his “Make me president! Don’t make me president!” ambivalence.

December 27, 2012

The Speaker's own House Repulicans abandoned him in the Plan B vote. But the American people already abandoned Boehner and the Republicans on November 6.

December 21, 2012

Elections administrators gathered for a hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to unpack some of the shenanigans from last month.

December 20, 2012

Forty percent of voters didn’t participate last month. A new report outlines who they are, and why they didn’t cast a ballot. 

December 19, 2012

Your humble cartoonist goes crazy trying to catalog a year's worth of crazy.

December 17, 2012

Why does the Electoral College have the final say? It’s time to put voters in charge of choosing our president. 

December 17, 2012

Obama's recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

December 14, 2012

The biggest challenge voting rights advocates face right now is keeping people engaged without the spotlight of a presidential election.

December 10, 2012

The authors say the GOP was caught up in such a web of deceit they couldn’t ID reality if they hit it head on.

December 8, 2012

With the determination of newly elected senators like Elizabeth Warren, Democrats may finally have the power to change the rule that’s long held American progress hostage. 

December 4, 2012