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The focus of left politics must be to change the terms of a debate that leaves us with impoverished choices. It's only in the context of a shriveled political imagination that that looks like nihilism.

The power brokers of both parties are already busy trying to shut down debate and shut out alternatives for 2016.

Chile election

Marca Tu Voto AC, a citizens’ group, is spearheading the national effort to overhaul Chile’s 1980 constitution. 

Bill de Blasio at a rally

The mayoral hopeful is one of the most high-profile politicians to come out in support of the growing movement for low-wage workers’ rights.

Bill de Blasio Wins the primary.

Why his campaign for NYC mayor has ignited the passion of New York’s progressives.

Bill de Blasio

For the first time in years, class politics are creeping back onto the New York campaign trail.

Aleksei Navalny

The anti-corruption activist’s mayoral campaign in Moscow is dividing voters, while testing the country’s diminished opposition party.

Last week, eight candidates in New York City's upcoming mayoral election spoke on issues of policing and criminal justice at a forum co-sponsored by The Nation.

It's not just the government and corporations who are tracking your cell and computer use: politicians on the campaign trail are some of the biggest data snoopers around. 

Blogs

But they heart the Gov, even as his most very special election suppresses the vote. 

June 11, 2013

‘Scheduling two special elections is a form of voter suppression,’ warns state senator who seeks to schedule Senate vote for same day as Christie’s re-election run.

June 8, 2013

Texas Republicans are responding to demographic change by trying to limit the power of an increasingly diverse electorate 

June 5, 2013

Republicans are obfuscating the debate by offering a false choice between gender equality and the public financing of elections, when really the two issues are deeply linked.

May 23, 2013

On the twentieth anniversary of the National Voter Registration Act, voting rights are under attack 

May 20, 2013

Who needs a majority—or democracy—when you just know that your cause is the most righteous?

April 8, 2013

Just because the Hispanic population is growing doesn't necessarily mean Democrats will harvest their votes forever—for what if they become “white”?

March 20, 2013

Barack Obama’s group to mobilize grassroots support planned to rely on large donations. Is it possible to change a broken system from within?

March 7, 2013

Mitt Romney blames bad messaging, but the reality is his proposals were out of touch, especially with minorities.

March 5, 2013

Will Virginia be the latest case for proving why the Voting Rights Act is still needed?

February 22, 2013