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As the Republican Party becomes whiter and more Southern, obstructionist tactics are inevitable.

Expand medicaid

Republicans replay their Southern Strategy in an attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

AmeriCorps worker

And they earn so little that missing a paycheck means a lot.

Bill de Blasio

Liberals are pushing a range of measures that challenge Obama administration policy.

Hillary Clinton

It’s hard to imagine a Democrat of national stature more ill-equipped to speak to the populist mood than HRC.

Dollarocracy

Special interests dominate Washington and undermine our democracy.

Bill de Blasio Wins the primary.

Why his campaign for NYC mayor has ignited the passion of New York’s progressives.

President Obama briefs on Syria

Why does Obama insist on retaining the option of attacking Syria, despite growing opposition in Congress and the general public?

President Barack Obama

Now we know: a diplomatic solution is possible.

Bill de Blasio

For the first time in years, class politics are creeping back onto the New York campaign trail.

Blogs

President Obama and Republican leaders are floating another grand bargain, and like the last one, this is regressive and undemocratic.

July 22, 2011

Chris Christie is not a moderate, but some donors seem to think he is the only candidate who could unite the mainstream and Tea Party wings of the GOP.

July 21, 2011

An interview with Rock the Vote president Heather Smith on the new restrictive voter ID laws. 

July 21, 2011

Eric reviews Paul McCartney, Raul Malo and Elvis Costello, and Reed sees the ghost of the Republican party's past.

July 21, 2011

 The public loves President Obama's rhetoric of austerity and responsibility, but it signals a turn away from the liberal project.

July 21, 2011

Tax cuts for billionaires and corporations. Cuts to the elderly, students, the disabled and poor. Welcome to the Gang of Six's idea of "shared sacrifice."

July 20, 2011

Last night, Wisconsinites in three different Democratic districts headed to the polls and overwhelmingly elected State Democratic Senator Dave Hansen as their candidate for the coming general elections in August.

July 20, 2011

The People’s Budget is endorsed by a Gang of Seventy, not a Gang of Six—not to mention a majority of Americans. Why won't the establishment pay attention to it?

July 20, 2011

The first Democrat versus Republican recall election produces a big win for the Democrat. With his poll numbers in collapse, Governor Scott Walker's “charm offensive.”

July 20, 2011