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Unfortunately for Democrats, who have dominated statehouse politics since 2006, the party’s troubles at the national level extend to the states.

The real story of Christine O'Donnell's time at the Claremont Institute is how thoroughly she absorbed its viciously antigay politics.

Predictable Democratic losses in November aren't what we should fear. The real danger is in a political environment unable to build even the most tenuous bridges across partisan divides.

In a test case for Democrats, the fiery Florida populist takes on a stiff challenge from the right.

The scariest Republicans are not necessarily tea-stained—and other lessons to keep in mind as Election 2010 roars in.

The Tea Party favorite is in a race to stitch together a statewide Republican coalition.

In this fall's South Carolina Senate contest, Democrats should vote for the Green Party candidate.

Stuart Klawans on radical filmmaker Leo Hurwitz; John Nichols on the primary fight for Blanche Lincoln's Senate seat.

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

Maryland progressive activist Donna Edwards upset veteran Congressman Al
Wynn in a Democratic "fight for the soul of the party" primary,
confirming that sentiment for change extends well beyond

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Now that corporations have begun to cut their ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, citizens have a right and a responsibility to demand that elected state representatives and state senators do the same.

April 7, 2012

Losing Kucinich is a loss for America. 

March 13, 2012

To truly win back the House, we need to elect progressives.

March 7, 2012

Jonathan Chait has it backwards: Progressives' problem has been too much loyalty to the President, not too little.

November 30, 2011

In a rebuff to GOP extremism, voters reject Mississippi’s personhood amendment and Ohio’s attack on labor rights. 

November 9, 2011

Is Mississippi combating voter fraud or suppressing voters?

November 8, 2011

Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted recently ordered early voting shut down on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

November 7, 2011

Pundits see the race as a bad omen for Obama, but Democrat David Weprin’s loss may well have turned on Israel politics.

September 14, 2011

Wisconsin Democrats have reelected their legislators, defeated two Republicans, won a majority of the votes cast statewide and created an opening where a bipartisan pro-labor majority in the state Senate can block extreme measures.

August 17, 2011

Hundreds of thousands will vote today in recall elections to remove six Republican state senators who sided with Governor Scott Walker's anti-labor, anti-education, anti–local democracy agenda.

August 9, 2011