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The hand of Barack Obama

This election has posed a challenge of self-control for Republicans raised on a diet of welfare queens and Willie Horton.

Barack Obama

The stakes in 2012 and beyond.

A bullhorn with a sticker reading "Tax the Rich"

What a principled counterattack campaign against the GOP would look like.

Protest against Barack Obama

Where their interests overlap, progressive politics can thrive.

Barack Obama and supporters

In a second Obama term, we must organize to win a new social contract for a new economy.

Barack Obama and Timothy Geithner

While preventing a Republican triumph is imperative, we should have no illusions about Obama.

If he wins, he must use his platform and powers to tackle issues from global warming to nuclear arms control.

Occupy Wall Street

In this election and after, we need to write a new story for our changing nation that places care and connection at the center.

Barack Obama

In the contest that comes after November, Obama will be on the wrong team.

A Romney presidency would rob progressive movements of the oxygen required to grow deeper and broader roots.

Blogs

The congressman from Texas has taken a stand for something the rest of his party seems to reject: seriousness about the presidential race.

December 5, 2011

His rhetoric appeals to the Tea Party, but his past record doesn’t. 

December 5, 2011

Suggesting that poor kids are only good at crime, GOP front-runner renews campaign to end child labor laws and make low-income children “clean the bathrooms.”

December 2, 2011

 Even on Fox News Romney is defensive and unable to explain a key policy. 

December 1, 2011

What is Cain still doing in the GOP's presidential nomination race?

December 1, 2011

Even as Republican presidential contenders stake out extreme anti-labor positions in New Hampshire, unions in that state have succeeded in blocking an anti-union “Right-to-Work” law. It‘s the latest big win for labor at the state level.

November 30, 2011

Taking the position of former Senator Russ Feingold, former Utah governor positions himself as the anti-bankster candidate -- and a serious alternative to over-the-top corporatism of Romney, Gingrich and their kind.

November 30, 2011

Conservatives are completely misrepresenting a study of the electorate. 

November 29, 2011

It’s more than just their distaste for Mitt Romney. Gingrich appeals to conservatives with his extreme denunciations of liberals. 

November 29, 2011

Self-interested "centrists" ask the public to step aside and let them run things.

November 28, 2011