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.
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?