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Barack Obama

We won, but at what cost? Fool me once, shame on Obama, but fool me twice and I’m the one responsible.

Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader strongly objects to a recent Nation blog post that mocked third-party candidates.

Barack Obama

The “rising American electorate” carried Obama and a strong slate of Democrats to victory.

Allen Duncan, homeless and unemployed, sleeps on a sidewalk

In this election, the deepest division was over whether we are all in this together. 

Destruction from Super Storm Sandy

If there was ever a response to Mitt Romney’s smug RNC laugh line about climate change—or to Obama’s failure to address it—Hurricane Sandy delivered.

Union protesters

In California, Michigan, Alabama and beyond, voters came out for organized labor.

Young voter

Without the youth vote, Obama woud have lost Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania—and the election.

Elizabeth Warren

Her clear-as-a-bell progressive convictions mobilized a massive grassroots base.

Blogs

Conservative commenators and mainstream reporters describing Santorum as an advocate of the working class based solely on his rhetoric, when his actual policies are plutocratic. 

January 5, 2012

Is Santorum the doctrinaire conservative alternative to Romney? Nope. On the size and cost of government, Santorum is a sell-out. 

January 4, 2012

Romney beat expectations by tying for first in Iowa after barely campaigning there. But before he waltzes to the nomination, here are some questions he should be asked. 

January 4, 2012

Bachmann exits and Perry dials back, while strong Santorum and Paul finishes will delay the Romney coronation.

January 3, 2012

Three issues that will matter far more in November than tonight's results.

January 3, 2012

If we don't get serious about addressing Citizens United, we're going to end up with a much uglier, much more destructive politics.

January 3, 2012

Rick Perry’s recent statements have made even less sense than ever. But as long he doesn’t show hints of moderation, it doesn’t hurt him. 

January 3, 2012

“Move to Amend” proposals, uncommitted votes, anti-war votes for Ron Paul and occupying: Iowa progressives will use the caucuses to send messages.

January 3, 2012

At the beginning of the 2012 election season, what is the outlook of some of the most important national issues?

January 2, 2012

The libertarian, anti-war candidate is surging in the GOP primary. Is this something progressives should cheer? Robert Scheer, Ben Adler and Katha Pollitt offer three views.

January 2, 2012