Campaigns and Elections

Draft Obama! Why Bother? Draft Obama! Why Bother?

Ambitious politicians don't need a draft to run for higher office, but as "draft" sites become a campaign essential, genuine netroots activists will pay the price.

Jan 22, 2007 / Feature / Ari Melber

Obama’s Challenge Obama’s Challenge

If Barack Obama is to secure critical grassroots support for his presidential bid, he must be less about celebrity and more about policy.

Jan 21, 2007 / Editorial / John Nichols

Blue-ing the West Blue-ing the West

Democrats are on the verge of a fundamental shift in the regional balance of political power.

Jan 4, 2007 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

Happy New Year! Happy New Year!

Resolutions for liberals.

Jan 4, 2007 / Column / Katha Pollitt

The Irrelevance of Joe Lieberman The Irrelevance of Joe Lieberman

The fall and rise of Joe Lieberman was one of the major political events of 2006. But in 2007, Beltway and netroots pundits agree, he will be as irrelevant as George W. Bush.

Dec 21, 2006 / Feature / Ari Melber

What Makes Kucinich Run? What Makes Kucinich Run?

The Congressman from Cleveland explains an urgent need for human unity, human security and peace motivated him to run for President.

Dec 15, 2006 / Feature / Joshua Scheer

The Katrina Factor The Katrina Factor

There's little evidence so far that Democrats will push for reconstruction in New Orleans.

Dec 14, 2006 / Feature / Michael Tisserand

The Other Rocky The Other Rocky

While most politicians win by appealing to the lowest common denominator, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson takes a decidedly higher road.

Dec 17, 2006 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

Morality of the Minimum Morality of the Minimum

Let Justice Roll deserves credit for mobilizing values voters around minimum wage initiatives.

Dec 16, 2006 / Editorial / Katrina vanden Heuvel and Sam Graham-Felsen

Latinos Lean Left: Bringing Down the GOP’s Big Tent Latinos Lean Left: Bringing Down the GOP’s Big Tent

Latino voters walked away from the GOP in the midterm elections, a payback for the party's ruthlessly anti-immigrant stance.

Dec 4, 2006 / Feature / Roberto Lovato