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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

Newspaper editorial boards from Wall Street to Manchester, NH, have started backing leading Republicans—but their underlying facts are wrong.

November 27, 2011

Yes! A new ad campaign rips Gingrich’s cruel proposal to fire janitors and replace them with child labor.

November 25, 2011

Romney and Perry have put out television ads that take President Obama wildly out of context.

November 23, 2011

The former House Speaker wants to fire school janitors who make $28,000 a year.

November 23, 2011

There were some surprising bright spots in the GOP foreign policy forum. 

November 23, 2011

Extreme Israel hawks are increasingly just another part of the right-wing coalition. 

November 21, 2011

Massachusetts had one of the worst rates of job creation under Mitt Romney. Here's why. 

November 15, 2011

When it comes to foreign policy, the Republicans who would be president are taking their cues from the former vice president on war, secrecy and, above all, torture.

November 13, 2011

Republicans at Wednesday‘s debate displayed a remarkable ignorance, or extremism, regarding the purpose of government regulation. 

November 11, 2011

At the Americans for Prosperity Foundation's Defending the American Dream Summit, Cain got a much warmer reception than Romney. 

November 4, 2011