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My Final Midterm Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

California will, before the night is over tomorrow, be labeled the "floodwall" that turned back the "Republican wave" this year.

Sam Stein

For Democrats In 2010, Losing Is An Expensive Proposition | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is for now just one guaranteed outcome to the 2010 elections: losing is an expensive proposition. On Tuesday, the Democratic Party is expected t...

America and the World -- Post November 2nd

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

After this election, where ideas and real issues are as unwelcome as is adult supervision, we'll be facing a number of formidable international problems. Here are a few practical implications of this state of affairs.

Last Second DCCC Ad Boost A Sign Of Hope For Markey

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A last-second decision by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to pay for television ads for Colorado representative Betsy Markey is...

Local Progressive Voter Guides (Share Like Crazy)

Billy Wimsatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Wimsatt

As individuals armed with homemade voter guides, we can have the same impact as a powerful interest group or a newspaper editorial board -- the power to influence and turn-out hundreds and thousands of new votes.

Fight Back on Election Day

Cynthia Nixon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cynthia Nixon

I got involved with Fight Back New York, because I was ready to stop letting my elected officials get away with voting against equality and justice. We've had notable successes and we're ready to have more tomorrow at the polls.

The 10 Reasons to Vote

Richard Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greene

The party that controls the House of Representatives or the Senate determines the policies and direction of America. When you vote for a candidate on November 2, you are also voting for an entire party.

Terrifying Hallowe'en Nightmares, Left And Right

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's that time of year again... the time when we pre-empt our usual Friday Talking Points column here and instead gather 'round the virtual campfire a...

Why Aren't Business Leaders Standing Up to the Tea Party?

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Business leaders should be standing up to the tea party. Their silence is not only bad for business; it threatens the stability of our economic and political system.

Will Black Youth, the "Most Connected" Generation Ever, Vote in 2010?

Biko Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Biko Baker

No political party can afford to ignore the black youth vote, nor simply expect to bring them in at the last moment.

Halliburton and the Upcoming Election

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

The list of Halliburton's crimes goes on and on. And yet, somehow, it goes on piling up profits. How? Because of its deep connections to Washington. Halliburton isn't on the ballot next Tuesday, but it might as well be.

Real Family Values: 9 Ways to Support Families in Hard Times

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

For years, the Right dominated the dialogue on "family values." But what does it really mean to support families, especially in a time of economic har...

WATCH: Buck Won't Commit To Supporting Mitch McConnell If GOP Takes Senate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In an interview with Fox Business on Tuesday, Colorado Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck refused to say whether he would support current Senate Min...

The 1985 Union Square Menu

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

Last week was Union Square Cafe's 25th Anniversary and we asked Chefs Michael Romano and Carmen Quagliata to take us on a trip down culinary memory la...

The Unspoken Solution to America's Problems: The Voter's Guide for November 2

Richard Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Greene

If everyone who wanted America to become clean energy independent by the end of this decade went to the polls on November 2 and voted for candidates that would make this happen, it would happen.

An Immigrant and an Anchor Baby Walk Into a Polling Place on November 2nd

Rocsi Diaz and Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rocsi Diaz and Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr.

Young people have the power and the will to stop the madness in America today. Young voter turnout has increased in every midterm and presidential election since 2000.

After the Midterms: Why Democrats Move to the Center, and Republicans Don't

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Why are Democratic presidents so much more easily intimidated by the "move to the center" rhetoric after midterm losses than Republican presidents?

PPP's Latest Poll Has Tancredo Within Three Points Of Hick

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) has American Constitution Party Candidate Tom Tancredo trailing Democrat John Hickenlooper by just three p...

Harry Reid, Sharron Angle, and the Role of Government in America

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

The Harry Reid vs. Sharron Angle race typifies what is dividing Americans this election year. I just hope that voters will ask themselves: Who do you think will actually lend you a hand should things get even worse?

Tancredo Picks

Colorado Statesman | Leslie Jorgensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GREENWOOD VILLAGE -- American Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo has picked former state Rep. Pat Miller, a solid pro-life candid...

Friday Talking Points [144] -- Midterm Home Stretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many Democrats in this election cycle seem to be getting much better at the tactic known as "the attack ad."

SC-Gov: 51% Haley (R), 37% Sheheen (D) (Insider Advantage 10/19)

Huffington Post | Adam Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Insider Advantage/Statehouse Report 10/19/10; 878 registered voters Mode: Live telephone interviews (Southern Political Report release) South Carolin...

The F Word: Who Profits From Silly Campaign Season?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

We need another word for silly season. It's way beyond silly how some are competing in this midterm race. In Illinois in particular, it's not been pre...

Are Progressives Fiddling While Rome Burns?

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

If fall of 2008 was "silly season", then what does that make this election cycle? We are in a critical moment (yes, I know someone says that every ...

Senate Midterm Election Overview

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Both Republicans and Democrats have seen some movement in their direction, but a large number of states remain simply too close to call, with less than two weeks to go before the election.