Southern States to the Supreme Court: We've Changed

Critics of the Voting Rights Act say its time has passed, but as the recent spate of voter-ID laws shows, that's hardly the case.

Get Out the Union Vote

How did labor fare on Tuesday?

When "We Don't Like Your Kind" Becomes a Problem

The GOP needs to fix more than its stands on policy.

Justice, Retained

Two years ago, social conservatives in Iowa successfully ousted three judges who had ruled in favor of marriage equality. This time, they lost.

Democrats Make Gains in Statehouses, but Republicans Still Dominate

Democrats gained back some of the chambers lost in 2010, but Republicans had big wins of their own.

A New Side of Barack Obama

This is the first time we've seen the president cry.

The America in the Next Seat

An encounter with the surreal, five miles above the earth

Why Republicans Can't Move Left on Immigration

The GOP relies on voters who are most threatened by mass immigration.

Workers Won! An Election Fly-Around

From Albuquerque to Idaho, Americans voted to give a raise to the lowest paid and refused to strip workers of their rights.

Who's to Blame for the "Fiscal Cliff" Misnomer?

I reveal the misleading term's provenance.

When It Comes to Lady Politicians, We've Got a Long Way to Go

Female candidates may have made historic gains in the Senate, but elsewhere they only held steady.

The Long Shadow of George W. Bush

Republicans won't be able to move forward until they deal with the failures of Bush.

Are Conservative Media Only Hurting Conservatives?

This year, they did the most harm to their own side.

Why Obama Needs to Restart the Conversation on the Economy Now

Time to reframe the debate on the fiscal cliff

The Dangers of Our Budget-Deficit Minuet

Striking a deal with Republicans on entitlements would be a disastrous start to Obama's second term.