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So after the excitement fades,
We end up with the norm:
Both candidates are regulars
Who say they're for reform.

On the morning after, people awoke to the drear prospect of "gush and bore" for the next six months, and excitement flew out the window.

Progressives are really grasping at straws these days. First we're supposed to get excited because Ralph Nader is running for President as a Green.

In Kennebunk, land of the Bushes,
The men of the cloth all wore tweed.
And one didn't meet any Christians
Like Robertson, Falwell and Reed.

Ralph Nader is running for President, and a fair number of progressives are excited by the prospect. They should be.

We mutter adieu now to Steve,
Who finally decided to leave.
We thought he might never be done
With buying his place in the sun.

By now most of us accept as almost inevitable the idea that education, meaning school reform and access to college, is at or near the top of the political agenda, both in the states and in the na

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Farewell, adieu to Gary Bauer.
We never thought that you'd be our
Next President. Too small. Too sour.
The countryside we'd have to scour

It was the last question at the last New Hampshire town meeting for Bill Bradley.

Blogs

Even the recent series of voting rights victories hasn't dissuaded final GOP attempts to keep people from the polls. 

November 5, 2012

A Tampa group has filed dozens of last-minute voter challenges, in a troubling indication of ramped up suppression efforts. Meanwhile, as record turnout forced long lines, poll watchers have cried foul over bottled water.

November 5, 2012

The “Third Party Presidential Debate” demonstrates the foolishness of their reasons for running. 

November 5, 2012

“Social welfare groups” don’t have to disclose their donors, even though they’re giving millions to campaigns.

November 5, 2012

A new youth group plans direct action to challenge the influence of money on politics. 

November 5, 2012

Despite the list of Obama's foreign policy failures, there's no question that Romney's cabinet of neconservative war hawks would be even worse. 

November 5, 2012

Also, almost seven in ten approve the president’s handling of Sandy.

November 5, 2012

Mayor Mike said he would bet 25 cents on Obama winning, but not 50.

November 4, 2012

Not to be outdone by Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan tells the biggest lie of the 2012 campaign.

November 4, 2012

The plot twists of this election are near mythic.

November 4, 2012