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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

Newt Gingrich appeals to South Carolina Republicans like no other candidate. But can he overcome his personal history and his incompetent ground game?

January 20, 2012

Here are some of his Perryisms we'll miss. 

January 20, 2012

Speaker Gingrich condemned Bill Clinton’s hijinks; at last night's debate, candidate Gingrich preached moral values. He’s a hypocrite. But hyprocisy sells.

January 20, 2012

Mitt Romney’s lead over Newt Gingrich has shrunk, but he’s still set to do well in a state that was supposed to be hostile to him. Rick Perry dropping out is unlikely to substantially change that. 

January 19, 2012

Perry and Gingrich offer a surprisingly revealing criticism of Romney's brand of predatory capitalism.

January 19, 2012

Faith, morality and “family values” are back now that the Republican primary has moved south. 

January 19, 2012

From how many angles can one view Ron Paul?

January 17, 2012

Making a bid for the state's conservative vote, Santorum speaks about political issues as matters of theology.

January 17, 2012

540,208 signatures are required to force the antilabor governor to face a new election. Activists gathered almost double that number.

January 17, 2012