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A Message To Democrats: Assume Nothing And Fight To Build A Big Wave

Mike Lux | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

Presidential races can change in a heartbeat or alternatively go slip sliding away. An over-confident campaign can lose its edge, become too cautious and be reluctant to aggressively answer attacks, all of which combine to gradually cause the campaign to lose momentum. We need to fight with the same urgency as if we were in a dead heat or even a little behind.

An Agenda and Narrative That Wins Elections

Mike Lux | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

The story that we can tell is about an America that built a prosperous and expanding middle class where everyone who wanted a job was able to find one, where workers actually got raises and decent benefits most of the time, and where there was dignity in work and our families had the chance to pursue our version of the American dream.

In 2014, Politics May Be Local. Really.

Greg Speed | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Greg Speed

What if this means that to some extent, as the old adage goes, all politics are once again local in 2014? Will this year be determined more by state and local dynamics, issues, and candidate qualities than the two previous midterms?

National Poll Finds Overwhelming Support for Economic Proposals That Aid Women

Page Gardner | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Page Gardner

The vast majority of voters -- men and women -- support common-sense approaches to raise pay, benefits and opportunities for working women.

The Battle Over Who Votes in November

Page Gardner | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Page Gardner

There's a battle raging in Virginia and across the nation over who votes in America. Pitted against each other are groups like ours -- the Voter Parti...

It's Not About Pets, But Helping People to Register

Page Gardner | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Page Gardner

Out of seven million applications a few of them have gone astray, the result of errors in a mailing list. Two years ago that would be understood. But in today's toxic operating environment, it's an excuse to yell "fraud" and distract us from the real story -- the crisis in our democracy.

The Real Crisis: 35 Percent of Americans Not Registered to Vote

Page Gardner | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Page Gardner

We all know dogs don't vote. But that fact is news to the right wing. They are using the story of a dead dog getting a voter registration application in the mail to fan the flames of -- you guessed it -- so-called "voter fraud."

Post-Election Lessons for Progressives

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

The Rising American Electorate now constitutes a majority of the voting-eligible population in America. And it goes without saying that if they stay home in 2010, the chances for progressive reforms will drop.

The Crucial Question for President Obama: Will He Keep the Rising American Electorate Engaged?

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

If Obama and his allies in Congress can continue to inspire the faith of historically under-participating Americans, then he will succeed both in enacting their agenda and expanding the electorate.