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Women in a voting booth

I don’t have simplistic fantasies about being rescued from oppression by figureheads alone. But I also know that women and people of color are a threat to the status quo.

EMILY's List Madam President video

Feminism is not any single person or outcome, it’s a practice, and a far more active one than Valenti gives credit for.

It’s tempting to let the GOP continue its slide toward irrelevance—but that would deny this country the robust political debate we need.

Tea Partiers

Obama’s re-election inspired residents of states like Louisiana and Alabama to push for independence from the rest of the country. They should be careful what they wish for.

Voting in California

It didn’t work for Republicans in this election—but their war on voting is far from dead.

Tea Partiers

In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won.

Voting

From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.

A prisoner

Though sentencing, the drug war and other criminal justice issues were absent from the presidential contest, November 6 saw a wave of voter initiatives that will change policy on “three strikes,” marijuana, and more.

350.org

350.org’s caravan heads to Washington, DC, to push President Obama to address climate change in his second term.

Blogs

The election showed US citizens will fight back against the GOP assault on equality. 

November 7, 2012

Those long, snaking lines were about more than a vote. The people most battered and excluded from the nation's politics and economy refuse to be ignored.

November 7, 2012

President Obama's re-election marks the most decisive mandate for an assertive, progressive governing model in well over a generation. Here’s why.

November 7, 2012

Whites voted Republican in every state except for four.

November 7, 2012

The president’s speech Tuesday night was aimed directly at the heart of die-hard GOP opposition. 

November 7, 2012

Women voters said “buh-bye” to extreme GOP misogynists.

November 7, 2012

The president actually won a significant victory. Now, he should do something with it.

November 7, 2012

No more undecideds.

November 7, 2012

Other than admitting they need to appeal to women and young people, Republicans in DC had no ideas about what this election means. 

November 7, 2012

It’s too early to tell, but here’s a sampling of anecdotal reports from our community journalists spread out around the country that are unconfirmed but offer a sense of the problem.

November 6, 2012