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Barack Obama

The wing-nuttery’s gaybaiting is not just a fringe phenomenon—it’s part of an old Republican tradition of macho posturing against Democrats.

Mitt Romney

He would eviscerate environmental regulation and encourage plunder by oil and gas interests.

Billion-dollar budgets and 24/7 media coverage raise the question: how big can one election get? 

Mark the name of R. Glenn Hubbard, the man who will make your life miserable if Mitt Romney is elected president.

The Wisconsin senate candidate rejects the idea of corporate personhood.

How can progressives balance support for the Democrats with the need to mobilize grassroots support for social and economic causes?

Navajo Election Administration

From voter ID laws to inaccessible polling stations, Native voters in Arizona face a cascading series of hurdles to participating in the November election.

It will be resisting not only voter-suppression laws in key swing states but also harassment from the Tea Party group True the Vote.

Barack Obama

I wish, just once, an endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate would mull over some serious structural issues that are at stake.

Barack Obama

After the first presidential debate, the media follow-up focused almost exclusively on its theatrics and the implications for the “horse race.”

Blogs

With not enough time for sleazy moves to backfire, opportunists are pulling out all the stops.

October 30, 2012

Which candidate's final-stretch strategy will be enough to win the presidency? 

October 30, 2012

The GOP nominee says there’s something “immoral” about spending big to bail folks out when trouble hits. Americans will be excused if, this week especially, they disagree.

October 29, 2012

Elections don’t change the world—only people’s movements do. But elections can make our work of building movements impossible—and that’s not a risk I’m willing to take.

October 29, 2012

An Associated Press poll says racist views will cost Obama 5 percent of the vote, while pro-black views gain him 3 percent, so he loses 2 percent on balance.

October 29, 2012

Could dark money groups help Romney overcome the Obama campaign’s “ground game” advantage? 

October 29, 2012

It’s not about the sex—it’s about the emotion.

October 26, 2012

Lena Dunham’s Obama ad wasn’t the “first time” someone made a double entendre about voting.

October 26, 2012

Climate change has been discussed during the debates in every presidential election since 1984. Until now.

October 26, 2012

Paul Ryan’s speech on poverty and upward mobility was all stories and spin, and no substance. 

October 26, 2012