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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.

Routinely ridiculed as a political eccentric, Kucinich is a braver progressive than most. As he fights for his political life, he deserves our support.

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Robo-calls, residency rules and misinformation stirred confusion among young voters during the recall vote. But turnout remained high

June 6, 2012

Scott Walker’s win doesn't necessarily mean Mitt Romney will triumph in November. But it does prove that corporate money threatens American democracy. 

June 6, 2012

After sixteen months of wrangling, anti-labor Governor Scott Walker finally faces his accountability moment.

June 5, 2012

The Republican Party of Florida believes its voting practices are “easy” to comply with. Civil rights organizations, the Department of Justice and a federal judge all argue otherwise.

June 1, 2012

Say goodbye to Florida’s forty-eight-hour deadline rule for groups handing in voter registration applications.

June 1, 2012

Two Politico writers decide to use their platform to parrot the complaints of GOP flacks. 

May 31, 2012

The influence of scam artist James O’Keefe on pro-voter ID legislators can't be dismissed.

May 31, 2012

The embattled governor faces the last debate of Wisconsin’s recall fight. He should answer questions about lies to Congress, a corruption probe and whether he supported recalls before he opposed them.

May 31, 2012

Two years ago, Scott Walker hailed recalls as ”an extraordinary thing” and said they were “about hope.” Now, he condemns citizens for using the power to hold him to account.

May 29, 2012

Three members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have asked the controversial Wisconsin governor whether he wants to withdraw tainted testimony.

May 25, 2012