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Campaign finance reform can succeed--but only if the pressure stays on.

Their support of Democrats declined in 2002, helping to sink the party's fortunes.

Minnesota's Dean Barkley represents a movement with a strong state foothold.

Dinesh D'Souza became a right-wing campus radical at Dartmouth in the late Carter years. His motives should be recognizable to former campus radicals of the other variety.

Raise a Glass to the Stay-at-Home Voter?

How dismal was election night 2002?

One big problem with liberal and leftist debate about Al Qaeda or Iraq
is that it rarely seems to have much to do with Al Qaeda or Iraq.

With Republicans in full control in Washington, next year's prospects
are grim.

CORRECTION: John Eder of Maine, a Green, won state, not national, office.

The talk of war has done its job.
Rove's hopes were far exceeded.
So maybe, with the voting done,
The war itself's not needed.

Well, the elephant is out of the barn now. Congress is lost and whither
Congress, so will go the courts.

Blogs

If the consumer activist wins she will become an essential spokesperson for progressive values in national economic, regulatory and fiscal policy debates.

August 26, 2011

The former senator is organizing a national push to get Democrats on the Congressional “super-committee” to commit to fight cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, to oppose any giveaways to corporations and to tax the billionaires.

 

August 24, 2011

Some Republican presidential candidates are pretending Qaddafi's ouster isn't happening. Others are pretending Obama had nothing to do with it. And then there's Mitt Romney. 

August 24, 2011

Perry has proclaimed Texas a model worth replicating at the national level, yet the state's woefully inept public services have created social problems that deserve swears, not swagger.

August 23, 2011

The GOP’s CEO candidate revealed his allegiances in the battle to disengage democracy with his declaration that “corporations are people, too, my friend."

August 20, 2011

Instead, of making a comeback bid for office, Russ Finegold will be organizing and campaign as a citizen with much to say about foreign policy and the need for sweeping reform of our politics.

August 19, 2011

Some conservatives have disapprovingly noted Rick Perry’s penchant for sharing government funds with campaign contributors. 

August 18, 2011

Eric clears away the brush with reviews and T-Mobile struggles, and Reed envisions the post-Citizen United American democracy.

August 18, 2011

Vermont Senator: “Instead of balancing the budget on the backs of working families, the elderly, the children, the sick and the most vulnerable, it is time to ask the wealthiest people and most profitable corporations in this country to pay their fair share."

August 18, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry has raised massive campaign contributions from a network of wealthy executives with business before his state and anti-environmental interests. 

August 17, 2011