It should be easy for every citizen to vote. Republicans have made it way, way harder.

Outright voter suppression has quickly become the core component of the GOP's electoral strategy. Republican leaders became wholly committed to this approach after Barack Obama won the national election in 2008 with a heavy outpouring of support from young people, African-Americans, women, Latinos, union members, and other components of America's progressive majority.
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A blue/red movement

You might expect such liberal bastions as Boston, Madison, Boulder, and San Francisco to call for an end to corporate electioneering, but this is a nationwide blue/red movement, including the people of these co... Read more...
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The protest spreads

In order of the date of passage, here are the 16 states that have already petitioned Congress to let their citizens vote on a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s edicts: Hawaii, April 2010... Read more...
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America’s new political landscape

FOX TV YAKKER Bill O'Reilly was a sad old man on election night. "The white establishment is now the minority," he keened, adding, with a tremulous moan: "It's not a traditional America anymore." Yeah, old w... Read more...
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The boss man gets bossier

CITIZENS UNITED not only unleashed the Big Dogs of corporate money in this election, but it also unleashed mad-dog corporate bosses to tell employees how to vote. Prior to that Court ruling, corporate funds cou... Read more...
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Name that VEEP!

In our July issue we asked Lowdowners to come up with names for an Obama administration. Here's what you told us: Vice-President: Bill Richardson, comfortably ahead of John Edwards (pre-confession) and Hi... Read more...
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Picking McCain’s team

Join us in taking the second part of our Lowdown Presidential Survey--a free-wheeling, thoroughly unscientific poll, asking you Lowdowners to designate people who might serve as officials in the next presidency... Read more...
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Rise of the Rovians

The nasty fellow whose attack-dog, smear-tactic, lie-and-distort brand of politics lifted George W into the White House twice has quietly slipped back into this year's presidential game. Yes, none other than Ka... Read more...
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Obama slip-sliding away?

Mixed emotions are what you experience when you see your 16-year-old daughter come home from the prom with a Gideon Bible under her arm. You get mixed emotions watching Barack Obama. While he clearly has pro... Read more...
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Name that VEEP!

Name that VEEP! WHY SHOULD STAID OLD PUNDITS have all the fun in political guessing games? Let's bring you into play. Join us in taking the Lowdown Presidential Survey--a free-wheeling, thoroughly unscien... Read more...
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What Obama calls “old politics”

Old Congress critters never die, they just go to K Street. Take Dennis Hastert. Actually, he's already taken. The longtime Republican lawmaker retired last November, but rather than return to Illinois, he ha... Read more...