Campaigns and Elections

Spinning Hillary Centrist Spinning Hillary Centrist

How can Hillary Clinton maintain her populist credentials when Mark Penn, her chief pollster and campaign strategist, also represents the interests of some of America's largest cor...

May 7, 2007 / Feature / Ari Berman

America’s Idiotic Political Debates America’s Idiotic Political Debates

All France was transfixed as presidential candidates conducted a passionate, freewheeling debate this week. Why are American debates so intentionally stupid?

May 4, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Nicholas von Hoffman

The Democrats’ Depressing Debate The Democrats’ Depressing Debate

The candidates ignored race, class and religion, and fumbled the key question of how to get out of Iraq.

Apr 27, 2007 / Feature / Bob Moser

Bottom-Up Power Bottom-Up Power

In Montana, grassroots campaigns elected politicians and influenced policy. The same can happen across the country.

Apr 9, 2007 / Feature / Laura Flanders

The Millionaires’ Primary The Millionaires’ Primary

As America embarks on the longest, most costly presidential race in history, Russ Feingold is asking Congress to apply the brakes.

Mar 12, 2007 / Feature / Ari Melber

Senator Inevitable Senator Inevitable

Nothing personal, but Hillary Clinton is a candidate of the past.

Mar 8, 2007 / Editorial / William Greider

Time to Fix Healthcare Time to Fix Healthcare

Affordable healthcare is rapidly emerging as the top domestic policy issue in the 2008 presidential race. Candidates, got ideas?

Mar 8, 2007 / Editorial / The Editors

Edwards Gets a Boost Edwards Gets a Boost

Thank you, Ann Coulter, for reviving the principled but media-neglected presidential candidacy of John Edwards.

Mar 7, 2007 / Column / Robert Scheer

When’s the Idea Primary? When’s the Idea Primary?

This should be a time for vision and bold ideas, yet caution is the order of the day--and activist voters are demanding more.

Mar 6, 2007 / Editorial / Robert L. Borosage

Rushed Primaries Rushed Primaries

Instead of front-loading political races with early primaries, we need a rotating calendar of regional primaries.

Mar 1, 2007 / Editorial / The Editors