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It’s tempting to let the GOP continue its slide toward irrelevance—but that would deny this country the robust political debate we need.

Tea Partiers

Obama’s re-election inspired residents of states like Louisiana and Alabama to push for independence from the rest of the country. They should be careful what they wish for.

Voting in California

It didn’t work for Republicans in this election—but their war on voting is far from dead.

Tea Partiers

In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won.

Voting

From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.

A prisoner

Though sentencing, the drug war and other criminal justice issues were absent from the presidential contest, November 6 saw a wave of voter initiatives that will change policy on “three strikes,” marijuana, and more.

350.org

350.org’s caravan heads to Washington, DC, to push President Obama to address climate change in his second term.

Barack Obama

We won, but at what cost? Fool me once, shame on Obama, but fool me twice and I’m the one responsible.

Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader strongly objects to a recent Nation blog post that mocked third-party candidates.

Barack Obama

The “rising American electorate” carried Obama and a strong slate of Democrats to victory.

Blogs

The biggest challenge voting rights advocates face right now is keeping people engaged without the spotlight of a presidential election.

December 10, 2012

The authors say the GOP was caught up in such a web of deceit they couldn’t ID reality if they hit it head on.

December 8, 2012

With the determination of newly elected senators like Elizabeth Warren, Democrats may finally have the power to change the rule that’s long held American progress hostage. 

December 4, 2012

Nevada's Secretary of State wants to implement a costly voter ID registration system to combat nonexistent voter fraud.

December 3, 2012

The largest oil lobbying group in the country, financed in part by foreign oil companies, helped funnel cash to pro-GOP dark money groups in the last election. 

November 29, 2012

With their votes, with their responses to exit polls, with every signal they could send, the voters refused to buy the “fix” that Erskine Bowles is selling.

November 29, 2012

The Republican answer to the DREAM Act—the Achieve Act—still falls short of what the GOP needs to win over voters. 

November 28, 2012

It couldn't have been Republicans' demonization of everyone outside their white male base, right?

November 27, 2012

An idea is spreading on the right that Republicans are unfairly constrained by a court ruling that bars the party from targeting “ballot security” measures at communities of color.

November 27, 2012

Barack Obama now has a higher percentage of the vote than Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton, Bush—or Reagan in 1980.

November 26, 2012