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No matter who injected the issue of race and gender into the Democratic
presidential campaign, it's not going away.

If the campaign becomes a competition between race and gender, the winner will be whichever white man the GOP nominates.

No single person can be the agent of change: the vision must come from all of us.

His web-driven, self-starting activism could be the key to getting his message out--and bringing young voters to the polls on Super Tuesday.

Don't let the media or the right-wing spinmeisters reduce our first-ever serious black and female presidential candidates to stereotypes.

Throughout the political sphere--in Democratic and Republican campaigns, in media coverage and pollsters' surveys--the word "change" is bubbling on people's lips. What does it really mean?

An Iowa native attends his home-town caucus, and discovers deliberative democracy at its freewheeling finest. d

All great seasons in politics begin with excitement. Right now there's none.

Barack Obama's historic victory in Iowa comes at a crucial time for a nation still grappling with how remedies to offset racism affect America's power structure.

Hillary Clinton's touting her expertise over Obama--but is experience at political attack, mega-fundraising and cronyism really all that desirable?

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The National Organization for Women's president says the Obamas have "screwed up" by praising Walmart.

June 6, 2013

Society is not post-racial. Barack and Michelle Obama need to stop telling young people of color otherwise.

June 5, 2013

Yesterday, Obama laid out the justification for killing US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki. But his reasoning had very little legal grounding at all. 

May 24, 2013

In the film Bulworth, a senator up for re-election starts calling it like it is. Mired in a second-term funk, why doesn’t Obama do the same?

May 21, 2013

We may have strong critiques of the current commander-in-chief, but let’s not forget that Richard Nixon was the president who perpetrated Watergate and a secret war in Cambodia.

May 16, 2013

Beware rocks that Republicans will be looking under at the confirmation hearings for President Obama’s Commerce Secretary-designee.

May 6, 2013

Obama’s “chained CPI” saves only half of what the estate tax exemption loses. Do dead millionaires really matter more than Social Security?

April 25, 2013

Smart Democrats know that getting on the wrong side of the austerity debate could strike a "damning blow" to the party's 2014 prospects.

April 14, 2013

If the president goes through with his chained-CPI gambit, seniors won't be the only ones taking a hit—his political fortunes, and those of his party, will too.

April 10, 2013