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While Democrats on the national level dream of a landslide, in
California, the party is facing another electoral debacle.

Harold Ford has wooed and wowed white conservatives in Tennessee with a mash-up of star power, earthy eloquence and a contrarian right-wingery that has driven the GOP to take drastic measures.

November 7 is suddenly looking like a fateful election that could
change the flow of politics in ways nobody anticipated.

The wheels are falling off Curt Weldon's electoral wagon, as the wacky Pennsylvania Republican finds himself mired in a criminal investigation.

An initiative that seeks to overturn South Dakota's draconian ban on abortion will
have implications in states across the country.

Howard Rich is pouring big money into leveraging our electoral system to
serve his libertarian agenda.

Ending the Iraq War is the most pressing issue facing America today. I

OK, market forces control oil prices. But market forces--with a lot of push from Republicans--are driving down the price of gas. And you can be sure they'll rise again after the election.

How will the GOP woo back values voters after the Foley scandal? How
about a purge of gay Republicans in Congress? That's the Rev. Don
Wildmon's idea.

American Jews are liberals and support Democrats. Why, then, do Jewish
organizations, supported by contributions of liberal Jews, strategize
with Republicans on how to smear these same Democrats?

Blogs

One of the nation’s leading advocates for voting rights, fair elections, and amending corporate cash out of politics wants to shake up the House.

April 20, 2015

Progressive groups are hoping to decouple Democrats from Wall Street by pushing a pledge to give up Wall Street donations.

April 9, 2015

Chuy challenges Mayor Rahm Emanuel and insider Democrats.

April 1, 2015

Conservatives love Cruz’s brand of “truth” telling—but will it come back to haunt him?

March 23, 2015

It’s way too early to bet the future of the country on the Clintons’ ability to avoid scandal.

March 4, 2015

The right to vote is under the most sustained attack since King marched from Selma to Montgomery.

January 16, 2015

Eric Alterman on Jazz at Lincoln Center and Reed Richardson's tips for navigating the upcoming 2016 election.

January 12, 2015

Ferguson teaches us that in elections for local law-enforcement posts the most fundamental choices are made.

November 26, 2014

In red and blue regions, north and south, urban and rural, calls for a constitutional amendent to overturn Citizens United won huge.

November 13, 2014

Electoral politics is but one tool the grassroots must use to create change.

November 10, 2014