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No matter who wins the Democratic election, the John Edwards campaign has set the domestic agenda for the entire field.

John McCain is just enough of an outsider to keep the GOP competitive in a "change" election.

As Democratic candidates strive to keep their messages upbeat and cheerful, they should take a lesson from the environmental movement on the power of fear to motivate political change.

Have Democrats already blown the biggest swing state?

At the Las Vegas Democratic debate, CNN Anchors Blitzer and Malvaux twisted legitimate questions into "gotcha" traps. There's gotta be a better way.

As Congress grapples with the wave of foreclosures and bankruptcies resulting from the subprime mess, why are some Dems siding with the banks?

Peter Rothberg on extremist judges, Peter C. Baker on Radiohead.

The President is determined to bankrupt the nation, morally and financially. And who in Congress has the will to stop him?

Americans spend more time on the job than workers in any other country. Isn't it time presumably labor-friendly Democrats did something about it?

Forget Values Voters. With Bushism discredited and mainstream Republicans looking for candidates with business savvy and competence, Democrats may be facing far more formidable foes than they imagined.

Blogs

Jeb Bush’s "growth agenda" is not actually going to create growth.

March 3, 2015

Why did Democrats wait until now to make a sharp left economic turn?

January 15, 2015

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on Morning Joe to discuss how Washington’s recent policy polls reflect American sentiments on the government’s role in leading the country in the wrong direction.

August 6, 2014

Progressives need a counterweight to the ALEC, one built and operated with progressive values in mind. And soon, we might have one.

July 29, 2014

Talking about opportunity alone fails to address the unfairness of the current system.

July 7, 2014

Yes, the far right performed well in Europe’s elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.

June 9, 2014

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