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From 2016, a futurist looks back on 2008, where the seeds of the slow-mo apolcalypse now consuming the planet were planted.

Moving to the center to woo undecided voters, Obama risks losing his greatest asset: authenticity.

He lacks the chops to deal with our economic crisis, so McCain's best strategy is to run as the President who'll fight the next cold war. Scary thing: he might win.

The national news narrative from Denver is completely nuts: consider the unsourced myth of the Clinton-Obama feud.

Barack Obama stands on the shoulders of many as he becomes the Democratic presidential nominee. One set of those shoulders belongs to Jesse Jackson.

Our paychecks are disintegrating as we drive them to the bank. Forget hope and change: why aren't the candidates talking about inflation?

Undecided voters don't care about left or right: they simply want a candidate they can trust. As he shifts to the center, Obama risks losing his greatest asset--authenticity.

The Nation's Ari Berman dissects the corporate influence-peddling at this year's Democratic convention.

McCain and the neocons are heating up a conflict in the Caucasus; it's up to the peace movement to keep Obama from signing on.


With different backgrounds but matching policies, the former Minnesota governor is on Mitt’s short list for running mate. 

June 18, 2012

New Hampshire Republicans generated little enthusiasm on the campaign trail and underwhelming turnout on Tuesday.  

January 11, 2012

Hope for a stronger economy, clean energy, green jobs, and improved health and security for our nation drove youth voters to the polls in record numbers on November 4.

November 10, 2008

By 10:00 am, 565 students at the Florida A&M University at Tallahassee, Florida already voted.

November 4, 2008

By 7am, there was already a line of over 1000 students waiting to vote at Penn State University, PA.

November 4, 2008

YouTube and PBS are offering a prominent platform for citizens to police the election process on November 4.

October 21, 2008