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As the two top-ranked college teams clash on Saturday, the world stops, vote-counting is halted in a tight Congressional race and cities brace for violence.

The midterm elections proved to Democrats that the South must not be written off. The key to winning rural and working-class voters in Dixie is the same as anywhere else.

Democrats will claim their electoral mandate by understanding how they won: by fielding activist candidates with a clear antiwar message and by defending civil liberties.

As presidential hopefuls from both parties press their advantage on the
platform of the 2006 midterm election, the winners are...

If people keep making sexist attacks against Hillary Clinton, I may just
have to vote for her. That means you, Elizabeth Edwards!

As things stand in organized politics today, a purely formal protest
against what the GOP has done to America is the most we can hope for.

Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood's new president, leads an
organization searching for new national strategies, as a crucial vote in
South Dakota tests its grassroots clout.

Dogged by a history of crude responses to abortion, euthanasia and gay marriage, Pennsylvania Republican Senator Rick Santorum is trailing his Democratic foe. But a cadre of influential Catholic conservatives are already crafting a post-Santorum, post-Bush strategy.

We are now led by a false warrior who acts the simpleton, while playing to his version of what Middle America wants. To stop the madness, on November 7 voters must soundly repudiate what Bush has wrought.

The GOP's one-party rule has created a constitutional crisis that threatens America's future. By pulling the right lever on November 7, voters can throw this party out of office.

Blogs

Ari Berman and Ari Melber on Southern states’ redistricting maps—what critics call “gerrymandering at its worst”—and the future of US democracy.

February 21, 2012

The independent groups Koch funds aren’t supposed to coordinate their help for candidates.

February 20, 2012

Eric on Richard Thompson and Reed on the flawed history of polling.

February 16, 2012

Challenging the Republican men who are waging the War on Women.  

February 15, 2012

Wisconsin's Scott Walker is positioning himself as the next Reagan by making union-busting a GOP sacrament. Conservatives are eating it up. But will a recall derail him?

February 11, 2012

The perennial swing state’s wealthiest finance institutions and conservative political operatives are banding together to disenfranchise millions of voters, according to a new report.

February 10, 2012

As two more aides to Scott Walker are charged in “John Doe” probe that reveals massive illegal fundraising, the anti-labor governor heads toward a recall election with a big new headache.

January 26, 2012

The Republican primary race reveals the fundamental unfairness of our economic and political system.

January 23, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says that if he fails to win reelection, the right’s anitlabor push may fall apart. 

January 20, 2012