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Today Is the Day

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

It's clear the majority of voters want the Democrats, but the prediction is the Republicans will win today because Democratic voters are going to stay home. This is a problem that admits a simple solution: everyone go vote.

The Politics of Cruelty: Wisconsin Republican Would Block Research for Cure

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

What could be more cruel than to condemn a person to lifelong suffering, relieved only by premature death? The only thing worse I can think of would be to perpetrate that crime upon millions, as Republican Senatorial candidate Ron Johnson would cheerfully do to America.

The F Word: Be Careful What You Vote for This Election Night

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

David King is running for a statewide constitutional office that is second in line to the governorship after the lieutenant governor. And he's accused of rape.

Dereliction of Duty? Feingold Challenger Would Forfeit His War & Peace Public Duties to White House

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Does Ron Johnson not know any history of the Senate and the many great Republicans and Democrats who have helped shape the national security decisions of the nation -- often knocking back or kicking along the White House?

Packers Upset the Jets; Can Feingold Score an Upset, Too?

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

The football prognosticators didn't give the banged up Green Bay Packers much of a chance on Sunday of defeating the high-flying New York Jets, but th...

WI-Sen: 52% Johnson (R), 46% Feingold (D) (YouGov 10/25-30)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

YouGov 10/25-30/10; 842 likely voters Mode: Internet YouGov release Wisconsin 2010 Senate 52% Johnson (R), 46% Feingold (D) (chart) 2010 Governor 5...

WI-Sen: 52% Johnson (R), 45% Feingold (D) (Marist/McClatchy 10/26-28)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marist / McClatchy 10/26-28/10; 491 likely voters, 4.5% likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Marist release Wisconsin ...

WI-Sen: 48% Johnson (R), 44% Feingold (D) (Voter/Consumer Research 10/24-27)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Voter/Consumer Research for We Are The People Wisconsin (Wisconsin Media Partnership) 10/24-27/10; 400 likely voters, 5% margin of error Mode: Live te...

WI-Sen: 53% Johnson (R), 44% Feingold (D) (PPP 10/26-28)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Public Policy Polling (D) 10/26-28/10; 1,372 likely voters, 2.6% margin of error Mode: Automated phone PPP release Wisconsin 2010 Senate 53% Johnson...

Will the Democrats Take the Fall for Wall Street?

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Les Leopold

Why is the Democratic Party losing support from the people who are usually its most ardent supporters -- everyday working people? It has ceased to be the Party of Jobs.

Stemming the Tide of Secret Corporate Money

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

When historians look back on the 2010 election, it will be remembered for three things -- a bad economy, the rise of the Tea Party, and the undertow of anonymous corporate money. Time for a pro-democracy Tea Party.

Losses by Whitman and Fiorina Are Good for America

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Those two big-name Republican Candidates will spend more than $260 million in California races! It seems that voters of California have finally come ...

Russ Feingold: The Conscience of the Senate

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Who is attacking Russ Feingold today? Those who want to export jobs to slave wage nations. Those who want to foreclose homes without any respect for the rule of law.

WI-Sen: 53% Johnson (R), 46% Feingold (D) (Rasmussen 10/25)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/25/10; 750 likely vters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone Rasmussen release Wisconsin 2010 Senate 53% Johnson (R), 46% Feingold...

The Taliban Might Negotiate, Even if They Think They're Winning

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

What's generally missing from the frequent assertion, "The Taliban will not negotiate if they think they're winning" is any specific information about the Taliban that would allow us to draw this conclusion.

Suppose Your Actions Swung the Election

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Suppose the friends you dragged to the polls helped America reject the anonymous corporate dollars that threaten to drown our democracy?

The Tea Party Test Case

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

What is the Tea Party? Many have tried to answer that question ever since CNBC's Rick Santelli first launched the backlash with his trading-floor rant against the poor.

The Price of Tea

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

America will never recover if we allow objective truth to become just another opinion, an arguable theory, one more detail drowning in a sea of angry fictions.

WI-Sen: 49% Johnson (R), 47% Feingold (D) (St. Norbert College/WPR 10/12-15)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

St. Norbert College / Wisconsin Public Radio 10/12-15/10; 402 likely voters, 5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews St. Norbert release W...

No Regrets the Day After Election Day

Tom Matzzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Matzzie

I do not share some dogmatic belief that Democrats are perfect. I've been frustrated too. But it's OK to hold two seemingly contradictory feelings: frustration and a desire that Democrats beat Republicans on Election Day.

America Reacts: Dem Ads Outperform GOP Ads on Economy and Jobs

Michael Maslansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

2010-10-14-vid.jpgAnother week and another round of commercials with candidates trying to make their case.

Michelle Obama Stumps For Embattled Civil Liberties Champion

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — First lady Michelle Obama returned to the campaign trail Wednesday for the first time in nearly two years, raising money for an Illino...

GOP Senate Candidate Ron Johnson: Pure Plastic

David Bourgeois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bourgeois

In the seminal—and oft-quoted—scene from the 1967 film The Graduate, young Ben Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) is approached by Mr. McGuire (Walte...

WI-Sen: 52% Johnson (R), 44% Feingold (D) (CNN/Time 10/8-12)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CNN / Time / Opinion Research Corporation 10/8-12/10; 931 likely voters, 3.5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews CNN release Wisconsin ...

Jason Linkins

Midterm Madness, Part Four: The Seven Deadly Sins | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Welcome, once again, to our ongoing "Midterm Madness" series, in which we document the overall decline of American political discourse, as it ceaseles...