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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.

McCain's not a perfect replica, but Oliver Stone's Bush bio-pic reminds us they're two spoiled screw-ups who divided and conquered the country for their high-rolling pals.

A surge of first-time voters and dirty tricks by GOP operatives have mobilized citizen activists to prevent another stolen election in Ohio.

The I-word, back on the table; Fannie Lou Hamer and the Democrats.

Does Obama's candidacy represent a progressive paradigm shift--or is he just another mainstream Democrat?

The Democratic nominee is betting on the basic decency of the American people, their hunger for a discussion of issues and their desire for real change.

It's time for candidates to focus on issues missing from the debate so far: the bloated military budget, an exit from Bush's "war on terror," our failing infrastructure and the deepening financial crisis.

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New York’s governor should accept the Democratic challenger’s proposal for debates about corruption—and more.

July 29, 2014

Not much evidence of reform-mindedness as Chris Christie, Scott Walker et al. defend tax cuts and austerity.

July 29, 2014

But at least his idea for expanding the EITC is a good one.

July 25, 2014

Like Europe’s far-right parties, Perry is hoping that hostility to immigrants will energize the base.

July 23, 2014

Part I of a three-part series by Christie Watch on the reformicons, the debate to reinvent the GOP, and who's behind them.

July 16, 2014

He’s trying to put Bridgegate behind him.

July 14, 2014

Progressives face unpalatable choices in 2016.

July 9, 2014

Don’'t expect the Democrats to pick up the issue, however, in red states where Senate candidates are already on shaky ground.

July 7, 2014