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  • January 18, 2008

    Racial Politics, Clinton Style

    No matter who injected the issue of race and gender into the Democratic presidential campaign, it’s not going away.

    Ari Berman

  • January 17, 2008

    The Weepy Witch & the Secret Muslim

    If the campaign becomes a competition between race and gender, the winner will be whichever white man the GOP nominates.

    Katha Pollitt

  • January 16, 2008

    King’s Legacy of Change

    No single person can be the agent of change: the vision must come from all of us.

    Grace Lee Boggs

  • January 10, 2008

    Obama’s Wide Net

    His web-driven, self-starting activism could be the key to getting his message out–and bringing young voters to the polls on Super Tuesday.

    Ari Melber

  • January 10, 2008

    American Pie

    Don’t let the media or the right-wing spinmeisters reduce our first-ever serious black and female presidential candidates to stereotypes.

    Patricia J. Williams

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  • January 8, 2008

    A Season of ‘Change’

    Throughout the political sphere–in Democratic and Republican campaigns, in media coverage and pollsters’ surveys–the word “change” is bubbling on people’s lips. What does it really mean?

    Jonathan Schell

  • January 4, 2008

    A Night at the Caucus

    An Iowa native attends his home-town caucus, and discovers deliberative democracy at its freewheeling finest. d

    Ari Berman

  • January 3, 2008

    Against Dullness: The Campaigns So Far

    All great seasons in politics begin with excitement. Right now there’s none.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • January 3, 2008

    Obama, Race and the Presidency

    Barack Obama’s historic victory in Iowa comes at a crucial time for a nation still grappling with how remedies to offset racism affect America’s power structure.

    Ari Melber

  • December 21, 2007

    Too Much of a Bad Thing

    Hillary Clinton’s touting her expertise over Obama–but is experience at political attack, mega-fundraising and cronyism really all that desirable?

    Nicholas von Hoffman

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