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  • April 20, 2006

    No to Prowar Democrats

    Upcoming primary challenges are forcing Democratic incumbents in Congress to be more critical of Bush and to press for a plan to bring the troops home.

    John Nichols

  • April 13, 2006

    Suppressing the N.O. Vote

    Fewer than half of New Orleans’s black voters will be able to participate in upcoming city elections, thanks to passive opposition from the Bush Administration and listless advocacy from Democrats.

    The Editors

  • March 16, 2006

    Patriot Act Post-Mortem

    The failure of a complaisant, Republican-controlled Congress to enact meaningful changes to the Patriot Act means that midterm elections are the only true path to reform.

    David Cole

  • March 9, 2006

    The Democrats: Still Ducking

    Eight months ahead of the 2006 midterm vote, Democrats are either ignoring Iraq or supporting the war while criticizing Bush’s prosecution of it. But it’s not too late to mount a strong opposition.

    Ari Berman

  • March 9, 2006

    A Dragon Slayer Returns

    Pete McCloskey, the first Republican member of Congress to call for Nixon’s impeachment and withdrawal from Vietnam, has resurfaced at 78 to challenge Richard Pombo and the Iraq War.

    Mark Hertsgaard


  • January 13, 2006

    Everyone’s a Reformer

    For a long time on Capitol Hill, no one was interested in lobbying reform. Now everybody wants to get in on the act.

    Ari Berman

  • December 20, 2005


    With persistence and strong convictions, insurgents can change a political party. Galvanized by the war and disgusted with weak-spined party leaders, rank-and-file Democrats may at last be ready to bite back.

    William Greider

  • December 15, 2005

    The War and the Elections

    The Iraq debate will be a central issue of the 2006 Congressional elections, and there is reason to believe antiwar candidates will prevail. The first step in that process is to encourage support for such candidates.

    The Editors

  • December 1, 2005

    The Abramoff Effect

    The controversy surrounding conservative lobbyist Jack Abramoff is creating headaches for red-state and swing-state Republicans and opportunities for Democrats to turn a national bribery and influence-peddling scandal into political paydirt.

    John Nichols

  • November 30, 2005

    Can the Democrats Win the Ground War at Home?

    Progressive groups that mobilized for the 2004 elections are now dismissed as failures. But though they were unable to defeat Bush, grassroots activists are creating waves across the country. They may be the ticket to Republican defeat and the creation of a new movement.

    Chris Hayes