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How can progressives push government to be of, by and for the people, rather than for the privileged few?

Voters

If Democrats follow Republicans in raising millions from undisclosed sources, they will undermine their moral argument for campaign finance reform.

Every president elected in the 20th Century has won statewide office, held a cabinet position, or served in the military. Newt Gingrich has not. 

Special interest groups poured millions of undisclosed dollars into Wisconsin's 2011 Supreme Court election. But the state's new public financing system allowed the candidates to get their message to voters without relying on contributions from lawyers who appear before them in court.

If Obama's campaign manager has a bad history with the very constituents that elected the president, how will that shape 2012?

The former senator talks about money and politics, connecting with voters in the age of mass media and his future in public life.

According to Ari Berman, Obama has failed to connect with the grassroots organizers that helped get him into office, and the results of this misstep can be clearly seen in the outcomes of the 2010 midterms.

Conventional wisdom says Republicans made gains in the midterms because Obama tried to do too much and was too liberal. Wrong.

On a night when Republicans pulled off the largest shift in party power since 1938, they also seemed, paradoxically, to be an endangered species.

Blogs

The controversial governor says he should be judged by his inner circle. Fair enough.

February 25, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on what's wrong with how the media covers the primary. 

February 11, 2014

A presidential commission has proposed steps to make registering and voting easier. But it does not address the crisis of exceptionally low turnout.

January 22, 2014

Will 2014 be the year of the liberal moment?

January 3, 2014

The mayor-elect is getting pressure to include more blacks and Latinos among his appointments.

 

December 30, 2013

A challenge to North Carolina’s sweeping new voting restrictions will be heard in court next summer.

December 12, 2013

In a speech Wednesday, the President said economic inequality will be "the defining challenge" of his remaining time in office. 

December 4, 2013

The Ohio legislature is once again passing new restrictions to make it harder to vote.   

December 4, 2013

Despite all the spin about his “reform-minded” independence, the 2016 contender is a entirely predictable political careerist.

November 26, 2013

John F. Kennedy and the 1950 Senate contest in California.

November 19, 2013