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The results of the last election of 2004 could foretell the first serious defeat for the Bush Administration's agenda in the new Congress.

A child therapist is jailed after the law decides he took the wrong pictures.

"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, I'm free at last!" Nope, not the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

He is using his art to publicize the injustice of the drug laws that put him away.

In the shadow of the election that returned to power the most autocratic and illegitimate government the nation has ever experienced, many are beginning to talk about "blue state" secession.

A gathering of feminists is an occasion to commiserate and to strategize.

The West is not nearly as "red" as the red/blue maps and pundits would suggest.

From a permanent campaign to a permanent election?

"I feel dazed and stunned," said Margot, a 25-year-old UCLA law student as she stared at the TV showing John Kerry slipping 136,000 votes behind George W.

Blogs

Dem’s Keystone crap-shoot won’t save Landrieu, but it will help Republicans realize their pipeline pipedream.

November 13, 2014

Republicans should be dubious about a presidential prospect who isn’t able to attract new supporters.

November 6, 2014

Amid disappointing election results, progressives won big on one campaign: raising the minimum wage.

November 5, 2014

On a bleak night, advocates of tougher gun laws pretty much ran the table.

November 5, 2014

Yes, the fight for control of the Senate matters. But so do the gubernatorial races.

November 4, 2014

Conservative dark money spends big to tell young voters in battleground states about pro-pot, anti-war “progressive” third-party candidates.

November 2, 2014

Using bait-and-switch strategies and confusing language, anti-choice advocates are trying to restrict access to safe, legal abortion.

October 31, 2014

Focusing on state races where he can generate turnout makes political and policy sense for Obama.

October 30, 2014

Who decides the minimum wage? In several ballot initiatives next week, the people will.

October 29, 2014

Anti-abortion groups are using fear, misinformation and possibly even illegal meddling at the polls to push a constitutional amendment that would open the door to restrictive legislation.

October 28, 2014