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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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In announcing his appointment of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, President Obama doubles-down on his populist rhetoric. 

January 4, 2012

“Move to Amend” proposals, uncommitted votes, anti-war votes for Ron Paul and occupying: Iowa progressives will use the caucuses to send messages.

January 3, 2012

Newt will likely finish fourth or fifth in Iowa. What comes next? Rick Santorum, your fifteen minutes have arrived.

December 28, 2011

It is true that the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall is a fundamental contest. But the issues at stake run deeper than the narrow Democratic and Republican partisanship that so fascinates DC insiders.

December 26, 2011

The former Speaker is sliding fast in the polls. There's more to this than just attack ads. He was doomed from the start by his own rancid record.

December 22, 2011

Unless there’s a blueprint to break the Republican strategy of hostage taking, the Dems will be left trumpeting their own weakness to avoid blame.

December 22, 2011

Governor Walker thinks his money can beat a recall. He’s wrong.

December 18, 2011

A new poll suggests that the pointman for the Republican assault on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid could lose.

December 14, 2011

The slanderous attack ads against Warren are doing nothing to dampen enthusiasm for her campaign.

December 9, 2011

Progressives will march Saturday from the Koch brothers’ headquarters to the UN to demand an end to the attack on voting rights in America.

December 9, 2011