Campaigns and Elections

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

Revote and Verify Revote and Verify

Now that 18,000 electronic ballots have vanished in the flawed 13th Congressional District election in Sarasota, Florida, it's time for a revote.

Nov 30, 2006 / Editorial / The Editors

Protect the Vote Locally Protect the Vote Locally

As the Democratic majority in Congress weighs several measures to address voter suppression, the time is right for real voting reform on the local level.

Nov 28, 2006 / Editorial / Paul Rogat Loeb

Their Opportunism, Our Opportunity Their Opportunism, Our Opportunity

Mainstream media have transformed the permanent presidential campaign into a never-ending soap opera. Progressives must create the movements that will influence whoever decides to ...

Nov 26, 2006 / Beneath the Radar / Gary Younge

Big Win for Enviros Big Win for Enviros

America's environmentalists won big in the midterm elections. But can they make real progress on climate change by 2008 and beyond?

Nov 26, 2006 / Editorial / Mark Hertsgaard

Nascar Values Nascar Values

The Democrats won the House and the Senate because the Republicans lost the garage. How Nascar fans helped turn the tide of the election.

Nov 21, 2006 / Feature / Robert Lipsyte

Watershed Watershed

It's time for Democrats to break out of their risk-averse habits and blaze a new trail--if they can only remember how.

Nov 16, 2006 / Feature / William Greider

The New Democratic Populism The New Democratic Populism

Economic populism was the most underreported story of the midterms and will be the cornerstone of any new Democratic majority.

Nov 21, 2006 / Feature / Chris Hayes

Why They Lost Why They Lost

It's always a bad idea to rely on your opponents to be knaves and fools. It worked for the Democrats this time. But what about next time?

Nov 21, 2006 / Column / Katha Pollitt