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The DNC chair has energized aging, ailing or previously nonexistent state parties.

If democracy does not prevail in August, the Democrats will not prevail in November.

In his recent memoir, former GOP insider Lincoln Chafee boldly decries the Bush era.

Grassroots Democrats, parched for their party's attention, should play hardball with candidates on Iraq.

On Saturday, June 27, 1924, "men and women suddenly rose up after days of utterly degraded and demoralizing
vaudeville performances to declaim with passion about two big subjects."

Unelected insiders may well hold the key to the 2008 Democratic nomination. How did things become so undemocratic?

With the Congressional race under way, the essential question is: will the Democrats be more progressive post-Bush?

Is America ready for a nonideological problem solver with liberal views on gun control, gay rights and abortion?

Democratic campaigns are refining the art of reaching more people.

This could be the year that Democrats finally let the people play a role in politics.

Blogs

The neverending story of a nonexistent conspiracy.

April 3, 2014

The move to protect Social Security is a huge victory for liberals inside and outside of Congress. 

February 20, 2014

Despite some stutter steps backward, the relationship between business and the modern right has always advanced in the exact same basic direction: toward romance.

November 12, 2013

The Tea Party may be plummeting in public esteem, but it is taking government down with it.

October 15, 2013

The governor’s attack on “cross-endorsements” is really a ploy to ban the pesky third party that stands up to corporate interests.

April 24, 2013

The party has always harbored conservatives and sell-outs to big business and pro-austerity boosters. The point is not to deny them, but to beat them.

March 18, 2013

What’s next for the Democratic Party? Nation writer John Nichols appears on The Ed Show to forecast upcoming legislative battles.

February 11, 2013

Obama’s ‘War on the GOP’ is as real as the liberals’ ‘War on Christmas.’

January 27, 2013

Republicans will push for a full repeal of the law, while many Democrats are promising to add even more to it. 

June 28, 2012

How can Republicans legislate something they’re too afraid to say?

June 15, 2012