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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.

The Republicans’ dramatic overreach in states from Wisconsin to Maine has created openings for substantial Democratic victories in unexpected territory.

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Progressives will march Saturday from the Koch brothers’ headquarters to the UN to demand an end to the attack on voting rights in America.

December 9, 2011

After Obama cited Roosevelt in his Kansas speech, Fox News has decided that TR peddled “socialistic nationalism.”

December 7, 2011

The congressman from Texas has taken a stand for something the rest of his party seems to reject: seriousness about the presidential race.

December 5, 2011

An old campaign tape reveals that Scott Walker, who is spending millions to avert a recall election, once hailed them as democracy in action.

December 3, 2011

Jonathan Chait has it backwards: Progressives' problem has been too much loyalty to the President, not too little.

November 30, 2011

Two weeks into the drive to remove Scott Walker, more than half the required signatures have been gathered.

November 29, 2011

Labor and community activists need 540,000 signatures to recall Walker. After 2 weeks (and with 6 weeks to go) they're more than half way to their goal.

November 28, 2011

A mass rally in Madison and grassroorts activism across the state of Wisconsin confirm that the movement to remove a governor is growing more rapidly than anyone expected.

November 20, 2011

With support for recall of Walker rising to 58 percent. Republican legislators seek to give the embattled governor veto power over election rules.

November 16, 2011

 Debate in South Carolina serves up little hawkishness, lots of know-nothingism.

November 14, 2011