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How can progressives balance support for the Democrats with the need to mobilize grassroots support for social and economic causes?

Despite Obama's unquestionably varied record, progressives can't afford four years under a Romney-Ryan presidency.

Despite Obama's unquestionably varied record, progressives can't afford four years under a Romney-Ryan presidency. 

Wall Street backed Obama in 2008, but now they’re ticked off because the president hasn’t completely rolled over.

The Green Party presidential candidate wants to cut the military budget, bring the troops home and spend the extra funds at home.

Taking away one of America’s most economically efficient and widely used educational and cultural resources is a bad deal for the American people.

Outrageous GOP attacks on women could result in a repeat of the 1992 phenomenon, which saw an upsurge in women elected to Congress.

An important court decision stayed the GOP’s voter-suppression scheme in Pennsylvania. But that battle, and others like it across the nation, is only just beginning.

Turnout for a popular ballot measure that would fully legalize marijuana could determine whether Obama or Romney wins this important swing state.

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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