For Berman, Obama's grassroots victory in 2008 built heavily on the fifty-state electoral strategy which Howard Dean pursued as DNC chairman. But in a political climate far different than the one that brought Obama to power, how can the Democrats harness this enthusiasm once again?
A new poll says the Democrats lost since 2008 because voters think government is too liberal. Really?
American support for the death penalty is flagging. So why did some candidates make it an election issue?
In light of the controversy surrounding Olbermann's campaign donations, should journalists be barred from being involved in politics?
Could a combination of philanthropy and social justice advocacy help progressives overcome the influence of corporate money to achieve real change?
The Tea Party candidate was never a contender, but her supporters—who rallied around her slogan of “I’m You”—aren’t going away.
The lesson? In a political climate of "sweep the bums out," there's always the matter of who gets swept in. And elected or not, there's still the question of how so many creeps got so far. That's the question that will last long after the election.
Watch Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel on The Colbert Report, refudiating the hype surrounding the GOP's midterm sweep.