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A longtime activist, running in a special City Council election, is just what New Orleans needs.

Politics aside, a speeded-up primary season may be a unique opportunity to rethink our notions of time altogether.

As California Republicans seek to game the dysfunctional Electoral College, a campaign is rising to establish a national popular vote.

Memo to candidates: There are more atheists, agnostics and skeptics out there than you think. How about sending us some love?

A dialogue between the peace activist and The Nation's editor over Sheehan's plan to run for Congress against Representative Nancy Pelosi.

It's early in the game, but his bid to unseat Minnesota Republican Senator Norm Coleman is gaining strength.

MoveOn.org's issue-driven primary may not end up naming a winner, but it's shaping up to be more substantive, thoughtful and participatory than the actual presidential primary.

Front-loaded primaries and a volatile '08 race are creating unprecedented opportunities for progressives. They'll gain traction only if they form a smart, tech-savvy and cohesive movement.

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The Ohio legislature is once again passing new restrictions to make it harder to vote.   

December 4, 2013

Despite all the spin about his “reform-minded” independence, the 2016 contender is a entirely predictable political careerist.

November 26, 2013

John F. Kennedy and the 1950 Senate contest in California.

November 19, 2013

The $15-an-hour wage candidate Kshama Sawant takes the lead in a “historic” citywide race.

November 13, 2013

A non-billionaire mayor, backed by labor with a budget of $72 billion to dispense? It’ll be worth watching. 

November 8, 2013

The governor thinks his victory will take him far down the presidential trail. Don’t bet on it.

November 6, 2013

De Blasio won with NYC voters "regardless of race, gender, age, education, religion or income." 

November 5, 2013

Watch for the signs of changing political tides this Election Day.

November 5, 2013

The Republicans' last-dtich effort to ward off the inevitable involves lots of Red Scare and Harry Belafonte. 

November 4, 2013

The governor returns to form as election day nears, caught poking a finger at a teacher and shouting vitriol—but this time the teacher is pushing back. 

November 4, 2013