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David Axelrod, Barack Obama's closest political adviser, is applying the lessons he learned from Chicago's ugly racialized politics.

As Fox News marks its tenth birthday, recall the fateful night in November 2000 that its election desk broke all the rules reporting the election of George W. Bush. Will Fox do it again this year?

Anyone looking for a signal from the primaries that Democrats will be a clear antiwar party didn't get it.

Young, US-born Hispanics who took to the streets to push for immigrant
rights are hoping to become a potent political force in the midterm
elections and beyond.

In order to reclaim "values" from the right wing, progressives must frame the electoral debate in terms everyone can support: freedom, opportunity, security and responsibility.

Upcoming primary challenges are forcing Democratic
incumbents in Congress to be more critical of Bush and to press for a plan
to bring the troops home.

Fewer than half of New Orleans's black voters will be able to participate
in upcoming city elections, thanks to passive opposition from the Bush
Administration and listless advocacy from Democrats.

Progressive groups that mobilized for the 2004 elections are
now dismissed as failures. But though they were unable to defeat Bush,
grassroots activists are creating waves across the country. They may be
the ticket to Republican defeat and the creation of a new movement.

John McCain is a war hero, a sometime Democratic ally, a crusader for
campaign finance reform. But the centrist maverick will most likely
take a turn to the right if he wants to get to the White House.

Bush's lavish subsidies and reckless attempts to export democracy
through the barrel of a gun violate conservative principles. Republican
realists are finally catching on.

Blogs

The mayor accuses the front-runner to succeed him of waging a “class warfare and racist” campaign. Why? Because de Blasio wants billionaires to pay more taxes.

September 8, 2013

Michigan’s Republican governor has seized control of Detroit—and there’s a lot more at stake than one city’s balance sheet.

August 7, 2013

Rich guys buy newspapers. Often. But when Reince Priebus makes programming demands on major networks, that's a real measure of the corruption of our democratic discourse.

August 5, 2013

But they heart the Gov, even as his most very special election suppresses the vote. 

June 11, 2013

On the twentieth anniversary of the National Voter Registration Act, voting rights are under attack 

May 20, 2013

How do you travel from a tax-exempt “non-political” Tea Party rally to a political one? You walk across a park.

May 16, 2013

The amendment declares, “Every citizen of the United States, who is of legal voting age, shall have the fundamental right to vote.”

May 13, 2013

Once Mark Sanford won the Republican primary, he was all but certain to win in a district drawn to elect Republicans. That’s how it works in America.

May 8, 2013

Mitt Romney blames bad messaging, but the reality is his proposals were out of touch, especially with minorities.

March 5, 2013

Will Virginia be the latest case for proving why the Voting Rights Act is still needed?

February 22, 2013