Politics

With Border Patrol Already Out of Control, GOP Demands Won't Fix Immigration Woes

The ties that bind us to the countries to our south are deep and enduring. Building a wall, or a host of new field offices, or a miniature army won't do anything to change that.

How Democrats Can Win Back the White Working Class and Increase Turnout Among Blacks and Latinos

Do more for minorities and the poor, and you presumably risk driving social conservatives even further into the arms of Republicans. But ignore the needs of those who need more government activism and the Democratic base fails to turn out.

How Badly Do Republicans Want Tax Reform? (Maybe Not That Badly)

They're already saying it might be impossible if Barack Obama hurts their feelings.

 

The End of the Lavender Ghetto

As gays and lesbians gain acceptance, they are moving away from the old neighborhoods that long epitomized gay culture.

What Will Obama's Trade Deal Do for You? Maybe Cost You Your Job

Free trade agreements are bad deals for working Americans.

The Keystone XL Issue May Be Resolved With—Shocker—Democratic Capitulation

There are hints of a presidential veto. Is Obama trying to get something in return, which Senate Democrats didn't bother to ask for?

Congressman From Goldman Sachs Vying to Lead Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

The last thing the party needs going forward is an even closer affinity with Wall Street, right? If a Connecticut congressman gets his way, that's what will happen.

Detroit Moves to the Next Phase

After a tumultuous 16 months, a judge on Friday cleared Detroit to exit bankruptcy.

Election 2014: Surge or Theft?

How dark money and voter disenfranchisement combined in a toxic brew that resulted in the lowest voter turnout in more than 70 years, hampering whatever chance Democrats had to win.

In Blue State Turned Red, Former Candidate Says Low Turnout Reflects Dems' Failures

The fundamental lesson for Maryland Democrats is that a candidate must stand for something, and that something better be what the citizens of the state want. 

Progressive Midterm Victories You Didn't Hear About -- And Some That Could Still Happen

Across the nation, voters passed measures against fracking and abortion restrictions, and for the minimum wage, paid sick leave, public safety and gun reform. 

Biggest Midterm Winner Wasn't on the Ballot: Chris Christie

Nothing better sets up a presidential run than raising dollars and getting out the votes for other politicians.

Republicans Tighten Grip in Southern State Legislatures

While Senate races distracted observers, the GOP piled up wins at the state level, all but assuring the prospects for more extreme measures on abortion and voting rights.

Watch Parties: Grim Pro-Choicers, Mouthy Teenagers, Sad Tarheels, Happy Potheads, Plus Poets, Pols and Mentors

We dispatched our staff, interns and a couple of friends to watch parties for midterm election results hosted by groups across the progressive coalition. Here's what they found.

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