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.
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.
They're already saying it might be impossible if Barack Obama hurts their feelings.
As gays and lesbians gain acceptance, they are moving away from the old neighborhoods that long epitomized gay culture.
Free trade agreements are bad deals for working Americans.
There are hints of a presidential veto. Is Obama trying to get something in return, which Senate Democrats didn't bother to ask for?
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.
After a tumultuous 16 months, a judge on Friday cleared Detroit to exit bankruptcy.
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.
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.
Not since 1942 has turnout been so low.
Across the nation, voters passed measures against fracking and abortion restrictions, and for the minimum wage, paid sick leave, public safety and gun reform.
Nothing better sets up a presidential run than raising dollars and getting out the votes for other politicians.
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 MentorsNov 05, 2014
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.