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For information on David Corn's new book, The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception, see www.bushlies.com.

"Change is the order of the day," Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown declared
after California voters recalled Governor Gray Davis and replaced him
with film star Arnold Schwarzenegger. Brown is right.

"You are the heirs of one of the country's great traditions, the
Progressive movement that started late in the nineteenth century and
remade the American experience piece by piece," Bill Moyers

What's the matter with conservatives? Why can't they relax and be happy?
They have the White House, both houses of Congress, the majority of
governorships and more money than God.

When Paul Wellstone opted out of the 2000 presidential race, he fretted
that trade policy would not be debated in the Democratic primaries and
that the party would run a November campaign that

Click here to read David Corn's weblog on the Joe Wilson scandal.

We're all familiar with Arnold the actor, but who writes the script if he wins?


The MSNBC host has brought the voices of working men and women to the fore and improved the discourse for the better. That's no defense for a "vile and inappropriate" choice of words. It is, however, why Schultz will continue to be a important contributor to the national debate.

October 26, 2010

Republican John Dennis has attracted some progressive support for his challenge to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. His run suggests what GOP could do to compete in urban and college-town districts.

October 26, 2010

Former DNC chair Howard Dean takes a strong stand for real reform of our dysfunctional election system.

October 26, 2010

The Democratic Party only has itself to blame for growing youth malaise and apathy.

October 25, 2010

Reggae star Ziggy Marley is the new songwriter and pundit for the Prop 19 campaign.

October 22, 2010

Why are Democrats cutting off those Democrats who've supported Obama while rewarding the Blue Dogs who've blocked his legislative agenda with campaign cash?

October 22, 2010

In a high-profile race, the Republican candidate refuses to debate. Why? Because the Democratic incumbent might upset him.

October 21, 2010

We need another word for silly season. It's way beyond silly how some are competing in this midterm race.

October 21, 2010

The Republicans' reliance on corporate underwriting belies their recent commitment to populist democratic action.

October 20, 2010

After trailing by double-digits, the Wisconsin senator is now in a dead heat, according to a new poll.

October 19, 2010