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A People's Platform for the Democratic Party

Three cheers for the full embrace of LGBT rights! Here are six more progressive planks for Democrats.

Battleground 2012: Can Obama Win North Carolina Again?

In this crucial swing state, organizers are betting that a strong grassroots ground game can defeat Romney’s Super PAC cash.

'President Romney'?

Those two words conjure up a world in which one thing is certain: there will be chaos.

But can Obama effectively mobilize the anti-war vote given the poor record of his first four years?

Romney and the "Regressives" want to pull America back to the inequalities of the nineteenth century. 

Despite rumors of its demise, Occupy Wall Street has given rise to a flurry of actions targeting the 99 percent. What is this new phenomenon—and what role will it play in November?

Lukewarm endorsements and lackluster enthusiasm are making Romney's November odds look slimmer than ever.

 Mitt's reaction to today's decision was feeble, and telling.

Mitt Romney

Bain Capital is part of a system that enriches Wall Street while impoverishing millions.

A polling station in Florida

If GOP lawmakers get their way, voting will become much more difficult in the Sunshine State.

Blogs

In return for allowing the debt ceiling to rise, House Republicans are promoting the agenda voters rejected in 2012.

September 26, 2013

Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties, while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.

February 6, 2013

The latest proposal being floated in Pennsylvania for redistributing electoral votes has the same goal as the last plan: allowing a Republican loser to "win" the presidency.

February 5, 2013

If the state GOP's effort to reconfigure electoral college tallying would have been law last year, hundreds of thousands of black voters would have waited hours in line for nothing. 

January 30, 2013

Mitt Romney deserved a Faye Dunaway Award for his “Make me president! Don’t make me president!” ambivalence.

December 27, 2012

The Speaker's own House Repulicans abandoned him in the Plan B vote. But the American people already abandoned Boehner and the Republicans on November 6.

December 21, 2012

Elections administrators gathered for a hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to unpack some of the shenanigans from last month.

December 20, 2012

Forty percent of voters didn’t participate last month. A new report outlines who they are, and why they didn’t cast a ballot. 

December 19, 2012

Your humble cartoonist goes crazy trying to catalog a year's worth of crazy.

December 17, 2012

Obama's recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

December 14, 2012