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Less than a hour after George Bush concluded his party's
have-a-nice-election convention with a vapid but beyond-the-expectations
acceptance speech, a source deep within the Gore camp called me

Democrats gather in Los Angeles facing large questions not just about
their success in November but also about the direction of their party.
George W.

A part of me recoils at the thought of adding even a syllable to the
ocean of pontifical sludge emanating from the Republican confab in
Philadelphia, so mind-numbingly inane and diligently dece

Ralph Nader, America's indomitable public citizen, is the one great man
in this presidential election.

It must be some playful new postmodernist form of politics: First you
spend years ranting about the plutocracy that has supplanted American
democracy and is rapidly devouring the planet.

On the eve of the Democratic convention, the challenge to Democrats is
to recognize the limits of the current economic boom and act boldly to
assist those left behind.

The draft Democratic Party platform doesn't speak forcefully to the
concerns of ordinary people.

So ABC is arranging its convention coverage around an exhibition football game. NBC is giving us just the acceptance speeches.

The pernicious influence on politics of corporate money isn't confined to donations to candidates and parties.

Blogs

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

As the Fox News/Google debate made clear, the Republican primary is devolving into an absurd contest over which candidate for government office will destroy government most.

September 22, 2011

Is the DC media really this confused about public opinion on taxing millionaires?

September 22, 2011

The Texas Governor addressed pro-Israel activists in New York, telling them he would be a stauncher ally than President Obama.

September 20, 2011

The leading Republican presidential candidates reacted swiftly with dishonest and ideological claims to President Obama’s plan to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion.

September 20, 2011

She's been relentlessly hammering Perry over the seemingly minor issue. What's up with that?

September 19, 2011

Republicans are all excited about the Texas governor’s presidential bid. But they don't know much about the man—as evidenced by Donald Trump’s celebration of his meeting with ”Jim Perry.’

September 16, 2011

GOP front-runner Perry says he “never struggled” with questions about whether Texas is wrongfully executing death row inmates. But the High Court has intervened to say Perry should have struggled with the question of whether a Houston man's death sentence was based on racially biased “evidence.”

September 16, 2011

Don’t believe the line that Perry just prioritizes the economy over the environment. Perry serves entrenched business interests and anti-science ideology. 

September 15, 2011