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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

Now that Obama has given up trying to appease the GOP, why he is considering weakening a law intended to protect immigrant children from trafficking and violence?

July 4, 2014

How the boys from New Jersey are trying to pay for it all—at taxpayer expense.

July 2, 2014

What happened to the party that fifty years ago played such a vital role in passing the Civil Rights Act?

July 2, 2014

Yet another multibillion-dollar conflict-of-interest tangle involving the New Jersey governor and the former chairman of the Port Authority.

July 1, 2014

The 5-4 decision strikes a blow against women’s rights and expands corporate power.

June 30, 2014

The Supreme Court decided Thursday to end President Obama’s ability to make recess appointments.

June 26, 2014

One year after the Supreme Court gutted the VRA, few Republicans have signed on to a legislative solution.

June 25, 2014

An embattled senator focused on increasing participation—especially by voters worried about austerity cuts—and won.

June 25, 2014

The former congressman slams The New York Times, but the Times was actually late to the party.

June 25, 2014