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The candidate’s most useful supporters have been evangelicals who believe that government should be rooted in biblical law.

Why does 76 percent of the civil libertarian’s Super PAC money come from billionaire Peter Thiel, whose Palantir Technologies helps the government spy on citizens?

How a Republican strategy to control politics on a local level affects the entire nation—politically, socially and beyond.

The GOP's New Southern Strategy

Republicans are using the redistricting process to undermine minority voting power and ensure their party's dominance.

The electoral process has been occupied by the 1 percent—which means that what you hear in this “campaign” is largely refracted versions of their views, their needs, their fears, and their wishes.

Barack Obama

At the Project New West Summit, Democrats and progressive leaders debated electoral strategies for the pivotal Western region.

Why is one of the leading Republican candidates for president trying to stop the direct election of senators?

Barack Obama

The Democrats’ loss in New York's 9th District was an ominous rebuke to the president. Good thing he won’t be suggesting entitlement reform next week.

Blogs

The Sunshine State’s controversial scheme to scrub voter rolls of supposed non-citizen voters has now drawn more than ire; it’s headed to court.

 

June 12, 2012

Wisconsin voters were fans of recall elections at the start of the process but opposed at the end. The reason? A sly big-spending campaign by Scott Walker's supporters that went essentially unanswered by Democrats.

June 12, 2012

The Virginia governor would be a leading contender for the Republican vice-presidential nomination if he hadn’t signed an extreme anti–abortion rights bill. 

June 11, 2012

How the right is restricting voting rights across the country.

June 11, 2012

The “money power” is on the march in our politics and the Vermont senator says the message of the billionaies is clear: “We want it all. And now we can buy it.”

June 8, 2012

The standoff has been all heat and no light around a poorly designed and poorly timed voter purging scheme.

June 7, 2012

As progressives move on from the unsuccessful campaign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, what will they take away from the experience?

June 6, 2012

Robo-calls, residency rules and misinformation stirred confusion among young voters during the recall vote. But turnout remained high

June 6, 2012

Scott Walker’s win doesn't necessarily mean Mitt Romney will triumph in November. But it does prove that corporate money threatens American democracy. 

June 6, 2012

After sixteen months of wrangling, anti-labor Governor Scott Walker finally faces his accountability moment.

June 5, 2012