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Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.

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

With Sarah Palin's star fading, Michele Bachmann is touring Iowa and positioning herself as the next best presidential prospect of Tea Party Republicans.

January 23, 2011

The Tea Party congresswoman from Minnesota is headed for the first-caucus state of Iowa. She's openly discussing a presidential bid. But would she really run? Only "if I felt that's what the Lord was calling me to do."

January 8, 2011

The democratic socialist senator from Vermont has plenty online backing and prominent proponents. But he is not going to challenge Obama in 2012.

December 29, 2010

Ari Berman's Herding Donkeys traces the origins of Barack Obama’s winning campaign strategy back to the Howard Dean's failed 2004 presidential bid.

October 7, 2010

Hope for a stronger economy, clean energy, green jobs, and improved health and security for our nation drove youth voters to the polls in record numbers on November 4.

November 10, 2008

By 10:00 am, 565 students at the Florida A&M University at Tallahassee, Florida already voted.

November 4, 2008

By 7am, there was already a line of over 1000 students waiting to vote at Penn State University, PA.

November 4, 2008

YouTube and PBS are offering a prominent platform for citizens to police the election process on November 4.

October 21, 2008