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The Tea Party favorite is in a race to stitch together a statewide Republican coalition.

In this fall's South Carolina Senate contest, Democrats should vote for the Green Party candidate.

If Harry Reid loses this fall, he's just getting what he deserves.

Goldman Sachs has agreed not to take advantage of Citizens United to spend corporate money in elections. Will other companies follow suit?

When politics is driven by the need to turn out your base and policy is dominated by the desire to cater to that base, our baser instincts come to the fore.

How do progressives meet the challenge of a daunting midterm election while also laying the ground work for a bolder agenda? TakeAction Minnesota made progressive governing, not Election Day wins, at the forefront of their organizing.

Populist challenger Andrew Romanoff would ordinarily be expected to win Colorado's US Senate Democratic primary. But incumbent Michael Bennet is backed by an overflowing campaign war chest—and an endorsement by Barack Obama.

Stuart Klawans on radical filmmaker Leo Hurwitz; John Nichols on the primary fight for Blanche Lincoln's Senate seat.

Debra Medina has come from nowhere to threaten a runoff in the GOP gubernatorial primary.

Seven ways to frame the 2010 fight for Congress and the statehouses.

Blogs

Posner admits error in sustaining "a law now widely regarded as a means of voter suppression rather than fraud prevention."

October 15, 2013

The movement is so dramatic that, even with gerrymandering in their favor, Republicans are beginning to look vulnerable.

October 11, 2013

White Southern Republicans hold the balance of power in the Congress, which is a major reason why there’s a government shutdown. 

October 4, 2013

It was not that long ago that Ann Richards was elected to lead the Lone Star State. Can Wendy Davis do the same?

October 3, 2013

The outgoing mayor called a Democratic candidate’s campaign racist. Here’s why he’s wrong. 

September 9, 2013

With vetoes, New Jersey’s governor indicates that he is looking out for himself in the 2016 primaries instead of his constituents. 

August 19, 2013

The New Jersey governor manipulated election schedule so thoroughly that a high-stakes primary drew only 9 percent turnout.

August 14, 2013

The governor claims his national TV appearances aren’t about 2016 presidential politics. He’s just trying to improve his state's image.

July 23, 2013

He knows how to use public posts to check and balance the money power. But Spitzer’s dismissal of public financing of campaigns makes for an unsettling comeback.

July 8, 2013

It was absolutely right to honor the great abolitionist by renewing his call for full voting rights for DC—and all of America.

June 20, 2013