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They're laughed at and pushed to the edge of the podium as frontrunners dominate the debate, but they sometimes have the guts to tell the truth.

Clinton vows to defend Americans against the privileged and powerful, but her ties to big business compromise her populist promises.

Under Bush, the right has failed to address energy independence. Can Democrats rise to the challenge?

A favored Democrat's mayoral primary win divides a city between those who support his hardball anticrime tactics and minorities who see them as a blueprint for racial profiling.

John Edwards is meticulously laying the groundwork to become the candidate of organized labor, insisting prosperity can expand only if unionization expands.

How can Hillary Clinton maintain her populist credentials when Mark Penn, her chief pollster and campaign strategist, also represents the interests of some of America's largest corporations?

All France was transfixed as presidential candidates conducted a passionate, freewheeling debate this week. Why are American debates so intentionally stupid?

Working For Us, a new coalition of unions and Internet activists, seeks to reform the Democratic Party from the ground up.

Resolving a disputed Congressional election in Florida is key to setting the stage for a fair nationwide election in 2008.

In Montana, grassroots campaigns elected politicians and influenced policy. The same can happen across the country.

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More than 450 voters did not have their ballots counted in the state’s May primary as a result of the country’s harshest voting law.

September 10, 2014

The country’s most stringent voter ID law is once again challenged in federal court.

September 1, 2014

Documents reveal how a mining firm quietly supported Wisconsin’s governor.

August 25, 2014

New York’s governor should accept the Democratic challenger’s proposal for debates about corruption—and more.

July 29, 2014

Not much evidence of reform-mindedness as Chris Christie, Scott Walker et al. defend tax cuts and austerity.

July 29, 2014

But at least his idea for expanding the EITC is a good one.

July 25, 2014

Like Europe’s far-right parties, Perry is hoping that hostility to immigrants will energize the base.

July 23, 2014

Part I of a three-part series by Christie Watch on the reformicons, the debate to reinvent the GOP, and who's behind them.

July 16, 2014

He’s trying to put Bridgegate behind him.

July 14, 2014