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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

Two debates this weekend in New Hampshire will see some ugliness. It begins with Newt Gingrich’s stalking of Mitt Romney. But it is likely to get even uglier when Gingrich clashes with Ron Paul.

January 6, 2012

 Eric on winter concerts and Reed on why the Iowa caucuses are bad for journalism.

January 6, 2012

Many on the left have fallen for Ron Paul’s non-interventionism. But there’s a Republican with a more responsible approach: Jon Huntsman. 

January 6, 2012

President Obama gets bold in the election year.

January 6, 2012

The paper that knows Romney best, the Boston Globe, dismisses him as a blank slate who is “merely checking boxes on the GOP playlist.”

January 6, 2012

In Iowa, Santorum ran unexpectedly well in factory and union towns. To a far greater extent than the other GOP candidates, he talked about renewing US industries. Now he proposes to do the same in New Hampshire, even as the Club for Growth grumbles.

January 5, 2012

Conservative commenators and mainstream reporters describing Santorum as an advocate of the working class based solely on his rhetoric, when his actual policies are plutocratic. 

January 5, 2012

Is Santorum the doctrinaire conservative alternative to Romney? Nope. On the size and cost of government, Santorum is a sell-out. 

January 4, 2012

Bachmann exits and Perry dials back, while strong Santorum and Paul finishes will delay the Romney coronation.

January 3, 2012

Three issues that will matter far more in November than tonight's results.

January 3, 2012