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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. 

Simpson and Bowles

Candidates who ran on slashing Medicare and Social Security lost big in November. But that doesn’t stop Pete Peterson from pushing the fantasy that voters’ biggest concern is the deficit.

Voter suppression efforts in Virginia and Florida have galvinated activists to fight harder to protect--and expand--the vote in 2016.

I refused to run a negative campaign for New York City Council, focusing instead on community and democratic empowerment.

The Republican Convention

The formerly Grand Old Party’s cosmetic changes won’t win them the next election.

Protest

Social movements must bring the creative energy of protest culture to electoral campaigns.

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