Elections are decided by message, money and mobilization. The Democrats' choice of tactics for the latter may determine not only the outcome of the '06 elections but the party's future.
Ohio is the bellwether for the nation's electoral health and the prognosis is bad. Error-ridden e-voting, draconian restrictions and widespread incompetence could cause another November breakdown.
Progressive organizations are learning to use ballot propositions to promote bold, innovative policy on the minimum wage, renewable energy, stem cell research and voting reform.
Voting debacles in Florida and Ohio have inspired a new crop of Democratic candidates to run for Secretary of State, transforming an oft-neglected post into a platform for activism.
It's time for conviction, not caution, as Democratic voters show they would support a party that promised the country a course correction--an exit from Iraq and an end to corruption and the ineptitude of the GOP.
Progressives lack a common set of that tie a movement together. But
they can build on conservatives' proven strategy of slowly creating a
Talk about surprising developments, Wal-Mart has done something good.
Voting irregularities in the 2004 election demonstrate the urgency of election reform.
Something good for American democracy happened on January 6.
American elections never play out perfectly.