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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.

As Democrats survey the wreckage left by the 2010 midterms, one sight is at least slightly cheering: Sarah Palin's Mama Grizzlies licking their wounds.

In the wake of Congressman Tom Perriello's loss, it's tempting to conclude that politics based on conviction simply doesn't work. But that would be the wrong lesson to take away.

With this year's elections days away, vanden Heuvel joins Morning Joe to argue for a political coalition that could yield serious progressive results.

Unfortunately for Democrats, who have dominated statehouse politics since 2006, the party’s troubles at the national level extend to the states.

California's problems are well beyond the curative powers of any one governor. If Jerry Brown wins in November, there's no need to nourish foolish hopes.

Blogs

A Republican Secretary of State, an ALEC ally, shuts down early voting prior to Tuesday's critical referendum on labor rights.

November 6, 2011

 Boulder voters reject corporate personhood, and move to replace private power with a public utility.

November 4, 2011

Boulder votes against corporate personhood, and then they vote to replace their private power supplier with a municipal utility.

 

November 2, 2011

Mark Block helped elect Scott Walker and promoted Paul Ryan’s assault on seniors. Now his own history of political wrongdoing is being exposed.

November 2, 2011

Mark Block, who is all over the media defending his boss against allegations of sexual harassment, has his own scandal-plagued past.

November 1, 2011

Paul Ryan doesn't have his facts straight when it comes to our nation's widening class divide.

October 31, 2011

Why are conservative interest groups—including representatives of the oil and gas industry—taking sides in a local Denver school board election?

October 26, 2011

The former White House political czar, who pulls so many Republican and conservative strings, is all over the fight to defend Ohio Governor John Kasich’s anti-union law. But will that be enough to save the law when angry voters come to the polls on November 8?

October 25, 2011

What's the “No Child Left Behind” president doing in Denver barely a week before a critical school board election? Helping the fake “reformers” make their case.

October 24, 2011

President Obama should double-down on his push for higher taxes on the wealthy.

October 21, 2011