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.
What did we learn from the off-year elections?
Everyone is looking to Virginia's off-year gubernatorial contest as a Middle American barometer for 2010.
By embracing the left instead of running to the center, New Jersey's Democratic Governor Jon Corzine has revitalized his once-troubled re-election campaign.
The Supreme Court is poised to overrule decisions restricting corporate speech in political campaigns.