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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.

The real story of Christine O'Donnell's time at the Claremont Institute is how thoroughly she absorbed its viciously antigay politics.

Can Governor Rick Perry hold off a stronger than expected challenger and take a shot at 2012?

Blogs

One of the nation’s leading advocates for voting rights, fair elections, and amending corporate cash out of politics wants to shake up the House.

April 20, 2015

Progressive groups are hoping to decouple Democrats from Wall Street by pushing a pledge to give up Wall Street donations.

April 9, 2015

Chuy challenges Mayor Rahm Emanuel and insider Democrats.

April 1, 2015

Conservatives love Cruz’s brand of “truth” telling—but will it come back to haunt him?

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