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Election 2014 Debates

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President Barack Obama

How the party let down the workers who once depended on it.

Chevron sign

Progressives in Richmond, California, trounced Chevron on Election Day, but the company remains a powerful local force.

Democrat Anthony Brown

How else can we explain voters who chose Mitch McConnell senators and Elizabeth Warren policies?

Early Voters

Voters in fourteen states faced new restrictions, and in several races, disenfranchised voters could have changed the outcome.

Mitch McConnell

From blocking nominees to launching pointless investigations to deregulating everything, the new Senate is poised to wreak havoc.

Obama and Geithner

The trouble started when the party abandoned its working-class base.

President Obama

Opposing bad policy and bad compromises isn’t enough. We need new thinking and new approaches.

Ebola ISIS

Escalation is now a structural fact embedded in the war in the Middle East and the Ebola crisis here at home.

Blogs

Conservatives say they hate identity politics, but they practice a particularly crude version of them.

May 4, 2015

Clinton’s surprisingly powerful campaign announcement suggests that Democrats are finding an authentic version of pro-family politics.

April 12, 2015

He’s just five simple steps away from being elected.

March 31, 2015

Want higher turnout? No problem. Automatically register voters and allow them to vote by mail.

March 18, 2015

To address dismal election participation, Bernie Sanders proposes giving citizens time off for Democracy Day.

November 17, 2014

The Louisiana senator could build the Keystone XL pipeline with her bare hands, and it probably still wouldn’t give her the boost she needs to win the runoff.

November 13, 2014

The “party of ‘no’ ” has no agreement on what is yes.

November 11, 2014

In mainstream media it’s considered downright impolitic to link voter restrictions to election results.

November 7, 2014

This year’s midterms raised the minimum wage in four states and two cities across the country—now it’s time to make sure those wages get paid.

November 7, 2014