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If current trends hold, Democratic governors will soon be popping up all
over the country, and with them comes a greater opportunity to challenge
the Bush Administration.

As Senator George Allen's faux-populist campaign devolves into a series of racial embarrassments, Virginia Democrat Jim Webb's unlikely campaign is surging, thanks in large part to Webb's unblemished record of opposing the Iraq War.

As election day approaches, don't expect a reasoned discussion of
economic policy between the two parties. A barrage of
quips and one-liners have taken the place of detail and fact in
political debate.

As Democratic Congressional candidates in Arizona embrace comprehensive immigration reform, conservative Republicans are no longer winning on their "militarize the border" message.

America needs a new Congress--the question is, Will Americans hold the
GOP to account for their corruption, ineptitude and irresponsibility?

Will Democrats lose 50,000 votes every time the price of gasoline drops?
If so, don't blame the GOP (they don't have that much power). Blame instead
the greed of US consumers.

The road to the Democrats' renewal runs through Ohio, and
Sherrod Brown is on it, looking for the towns his party forgot and the
voters who got away.

Key primary races in Maryland, Rhode Island and even New York are
making the Iraq War what it should be in every 2006 political contest:
the central issue.

As the Democratic Party embraces Ned Lamont, it must also embrace
his antiwar message: It proved a winning strategy for Connecticut, and
will be for the midterm elections.

The Lamont/Lieberman Democratic primary race is a referendum not only on the Iraq War but on a new vision for the Democratic Party.

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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

The number of voters impacted by new voting restrictions exceeded the margin of victory in close races in North Carolina, Kansas, Virginia and Florida.

November 6, 2014

The short answer: Pretty badly, but it could have been worse.

November 5, 2014

California’s voters defied national trends.

November 5, 2014