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Didn't John Kerry ever read about rope-a-dope? Karl Rove must be kicking his heels with merriment at the way the horse-faced son of Boston is tangling himself up in the Swift Boat comedy.

"I am angry that so many sons of the powerful and well placed...managed to wangle slots in Reserve and National Guard units." --Colin Powell on the Vietnam War, in My American Journey

When New York City was announced as the site of the Republican National Convention back in January 2003, it seemed an odd choice of location.

George W. Bush is damaged goods, but he has found his campaign voice--the forked tongue of the high road/low road politician.

As Republicans gather in New York City, the Bush campaign will undergo a drastic makeover, camouflaging gutter tactics with a veneer of moderation calculated to help the President win another fou

Progressives urgently need a strategy to take back the states from the GOP.

Bringing more churchgoers into the fold poses a complex challenge for Democrats.

A silver lining amid the dismal outpouring of news from Iraq has been the unbroken parade of conservative (and liberal hawk) commentators who now admit--with mea culpas, half-apologies and sour c

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Renewing a politics of fierce opposition to "financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering."

May 27, 2015

Campaign finance watchdogs have asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the unofficial presidential candidate is illegally coordinating with a super PAC.

May 27, 2015

A presidential candidate with a history of beating incumbents, rewriting electoral rules and upsetting political expectations.

May 26, 2015

Nothing boosts turnout like giving votes a chance to do the right thing.

May 24, 2015

Both Rush Limbaugh and Don Draper desperately need advertising to save them. 

May 22, 2015

Can Democrats seize the populist moment in 2016?

May 22, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

The fear-mongering senator from South Carolina is expected to announce his bid for the GOP nomination in June. 

May 19, 2015

A Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions could make higher education available for all.

May 19, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015