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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.

Yes, primaries can be divisive and expensive. But the Democratic Party is usually at its best when it trusts grassroots activists and voters to make choices.

Tom Geoghegan may not have prevailed at the polls, but he won the ideas primary.

The GOP's machinery of hate has taken on a life of its own.

This can be a transformative election. Will economic meltdown, race or regional loyalty be the trump card?

Democratic candidates are gaining in key Senate races and could tip the balance in the next Congress.

Rebel. Liar. Attack dog. Bigot. Stefan Forbes's Boogie Man assesses the enduring damage Lee Atwater did to our political process.

Blogs

Why does Tammy Duckworth make Joe Walsh so angry?

July 11, 2012

Two hundred thousand Latinos will turn 18 between now and Election Day. But if they’re in Texas, their right to vote is under threat.

July 10, 2012

Forty-four percent of Philly’s population is African-American—and nearly 20 percent of voters there may lose the right to cast a ballot this fall.

July 6, 2012

What does Holder’s defense of voting rights have to do with a House committee move to hold him in contempt? Everything.

June 26, 2012

The Supreme Court’s partisan majority has made it harder for public-sector unions to engage in politics. This is not what democracy looks like.

June 21, 2012

In a state with an existing voter ID law, three bills target voters of color, youth, the elderly and non-English speakers.

June 19, 2012

Civil rights groups are suing Florida over the state’s voter purging initiative and The Advancement Project’s co-director Penda Hair explains why. 

June 19, 2012

With different backgrounds but matching policies, the former Minnesota governor is on Mitt’s short list for running mate. 

June 18, 2012

The president’s new immigration policy leaves Mitt with an impossible task: appealing to Latinos while appeasing his base.

June 18, 2012

What does reporting on voting rights mean at a time when a person's race, gender and class still determines if they'll be targeted for voter suppression?

June 15, 2012