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Democrats Should Widen Focus on Voter Suppression

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans want to make it harder to vote, Democrats want to make it easier. It's a simple concept, and it's one that strikes at a foundational belief most Americans share: Things always get better throughout American history, never worse.

Suburbs Play Key Role In Gun Control Debate

AP | KEN THOMAS and MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. -- In the emotional politics of gun control, the suburbs seem to be emerging as a new sphere of influence. The Senate's defeat last w...

The Romney Campaign's Strategic Race-Baiting

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Feisal G. Mohamed

We should all have grown tired of the media cycle of fixating on a politician's remark until an apology is offered. But some remarks form a pattern worth analyzing. One pattern now clear is the racially charged political speech emerging from the Romney campaign.

Breaking Blue: How Illinois Will Vote

FiveThirtyEight | Nate Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Once upon a time, Illinois was the swingiest state in all the land. Its electoral votes were critical in clinching an electoral victory for John F. Ke...