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Bridges Versus Barricades

President Obama's response to global challenges stresses coalition-building over unilateralism. 

Our Downward Spiral Since Citizens United

The corrosive influence of unlimited money in politics continues to grow.

Democrats Face Strong Headwinds in Fight to Keep Senate Majority

This is not a wave election. It's simply an election being fought on terrain that is highly favorable to Republicans.

On Immigration, Texas GOP Steers Right

Dan Patrick, favorite for lieutenant governor, leads the charge against undocumented immigrants, rejecting the softer stances of Rick Perry and George W. Bush.

Bracing for a Political Wave

Voters are registering record levels of anger at their elected officials. Why that's not good for Senate Democrats—or any politician on the ballot—in November.

Senate's Future Likely Hinges on These Three Races

The Senate most plausibly turns on the survival of Alaska's Begich, Colorado's Udall, and the outcome of the open contest in Iowa between Braley and Ernst.

The GOP's Shift on Same-Sex Marriage

Fewer GOP gubernatorial candidates actively oppose gay marriage, and many are quietly accepting it. 

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Bridges Versus Barricades

President Obama's response to global challenges stresses coalition-building over unilateralism. 

Our Downward Spiral Since Citizens United

The corrosive influence of unlimited money in politics continues to grow.

Democrats Face Strong Headwinds in Fight to Keep Senate Majority

This is not a wave election. It's simply an election being fought on terrain that is highly favorable to Republicans.

On Immigration, Texas GOP Steers Right

Dan Patrick, favorite for lieutenant governor, leads the charge against undocumented immigrants, rejecting the softer stances of Rick Perry and George W. Bush.

Bracing for a Political Wave

Voters are registering record levels of anger at their elected officials. Why that's not good for Senate Democrats—or any politician on the ballot—in November.

Senate's Future Likely Hinges on These Three Races

The Senate most plausibly turns on the survival of Alaska's Begich, Colorado's Udall, and the outcome of the open contest in Iowa between Braley and Ernst.

The GOP's Shift on Same-Sex Marriage

Fewer GOP gubernatorial candidates actively oppose gay marriage, and many are quietly accepting it. 

Show More