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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

The former social moderate is trying to win over the religious right. But he is being dragged into a feud with extremist pastors. 

October 8, 2011

The voting rights of more than 5 million people will be affected by the legislation. The number is higher than the margin of victory in two of the past three presidential elections. 

October 4, 2011

The president calls new GOP voting changes a “big mistake” and instructs the Justice Department to investigate.

October 4, 2011

The name of his family hunting ranch raises questions about his race politics. So what’s his record on civil rights issues?

October 4, 2011

Bachmann claims that a state individual health insurance mandate, not just the federal one, is unconstitutional. 

September 30, 2011

 Bachmann claims that a state individual health insurance mandate, not just the federal one, is unconstitutional. 

September 30, 2011

Right-wing group pressures Republicans to oppose any effort to impose tariffs on countries that manipulate currency in order to achieve economic dominance.

September 29, 2011

The Republican base is just as likely to be outraged by a decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. 

September 28, 2011

As governor of Texas and a candidate for president, Perry has proposed to turn Medicaid into a block grant program. That would be devastating for people with disabilities. 

September 26, 2011

Progressives sign a call for antiwar, anticorporate Democrats to mount primary campaigns to challenge Obama and the politics of compromise.

September 24, 2011