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So after the excitement fades,
We end up with the norm:
Both candidates are regulars
Who say they're for reform.

On the morning after, people awoke to the drear prospect of "gush and bore" for the next six months, and excitement flew out the window.

Progressives are really grasping at straws these days. First we're supposed to get excited because Ralph Nader is running for President as a Green.

In Kennebunk, land of the Bushes,
The men of the cloth all wore tweed.
And one didn't meet any Christians
Like Robertson, Falwell and Reed.

Ralph Nader is running for President, and a fair number of progressives are excited by the prospect. They should be.

We mutter adieu now to Steve,
Who finally decided to leave.
We thought he might never be done
With buying his place in the sun.

By now most of us accept as almost inevitable the idea that education, meaning school reform and access to college, is at or near the top of the political agenda, both in the states and in the na

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Farewell, adieu to Gary Bauer.
We never thought that you'd be our
Next President. Too small. Too sour.
The countryside we'd have to scour

It was the last question at the last New Hampshire town meeting for Bill Bradley.

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Right-wing pundits are pointing fingers at Romney's "moderate" positions, the 47 percent, the media and even Hurricane Sandy—but never at the conservative movement itself. 

November 13, 2012

Republicans’ pandering to white voters—at the exclusion of American minorities—killed their chances in the 2012 election.

November 12, 2012

Last week was a big win for President Obama. So what are American voters trying to tell the president about their hopes for his second term? 

November 12, 2012

A record turnout for non–white male voters gave the president a mandate to champion.

November 9, 2012

One of the committee’s top Democrats said he wants to see Warren on board, if she wants to be. 

November 9, 2012

The results are unambiguous: voters want more government investment and higher taxes on the wealthy. 

November 9, 2012

It wasn’t just the many Republican names and causes listed on ballots across the country that had a bad night. Add to the losers: the conservative media.

November 9, 2012

The (deliberately) funny campaign videos were all on the Obama side of the 2012 race and each, in its own way, may have helped him (a little) in gaining victory.

November 9, 2012

Nope. Just like the majority of Americans, they cast their vote for the candidate they trusted to fight rampant economic inequality and keep the recovery going.

November 8, 2012

Republicans fail to recognize that it was their policies—not people’s “perceptions”—that lost them women and minority voters. 

November 8, 2012