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CLARIFICATION: In last week's editorial "Dean With a Small 'd,'" we mentioned Dick
Gephardt's refusal to sign a campaign-reform pledge. The pledge, which
strengthens public financing for future elections, is not binding for
the upcoming primaries. Gephardt claims it should be. (11-19-03)

In 2000, George W. Bush won 48 percent of the national vote, against a
combined total of 52 percent for Al Gore and Ralph Nader.

Not only Democrats but many Greens oppose a Nader run in 2004.

Forty-four states in the United States today bar people with mental illnesses from voting.

Nearly 5 million Americans can't vote because of felony convictions.

To gauge the level of hatred entertained by liberals for the Bush
Administration, take a look at the bestseller lists.

A day before the International Committee of the Red Cross announced it
would reduce its presence in Iraq because the country was becoming
increasingly dangerous, President Bush said he would ru

There will be a presidential election in a year, and it will come as no
surprise that we hope Election Night 2004 ends early with the defeat of
George W. Bush.

Even as the labor leaders who support him are redoubling efforts to
secure the Democratic presidential nod for Dick Gephardt, it is becoming
increasingly clear that the former House minority le

Blogs

Yes, it’s 2011, but Obama’s Department of Justice is still fighting to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that defines marriage as being the legal union of a man and a woman.

January 14, 2011

It is irresponsible, at best, for ABC to further the Sarah Palin death-threat-meme based on hearsay from her aides without any corroborating evidence.

January 13, 2011

A budget plan put forth by Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) may make a $1.4 billion cut in public higher education institutions in the state.

January 13, 2011

Sarah Palin joins hyper-defensive conservatives in attacking dialogue that considers the political climate as part of the explanation for the hooting rampage that wounded Congresswoman Giffords and left six dead. But a Tucson newspaper argues: "It's logical to try to make sense of such horror."

January 12, 2011

The attack on Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson was an assault on democracy.

January 11, 2011

What we see when we see the photos of the first twenty detainees the Bush administration transferred to Camp X-Ray.

January 11, 2011

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who took pay-to-play politics to extremes, is sentenced to jail time. It's a small measure of accountability for the large crime of subverting democracy.

January 10, 2011

Christina-Taylor Green was nine years old. She was born on September 11, 2001. She died on January 8, 2011 in Tucson, along with a federal judge and four others in a shooting targeting her Congresswoman.

January 10, 2011

Saturday's shootings reminded me that a democratic republic requires much more sacrifice than I had allowed myself to remember when I have advised you to run for public office.

January 10, 2011

After the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, will the Republicans rename their "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act"?

January 10, 2011