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Distributed Primary Challenges as a Challenge to Party Politics

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 8 2010

The AP's Philip Elliott reports on how progressive activists have taken it to Democratic incumbents this cycle, using the primary challenge to Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln as a case study: Democrats already face an ... Read More

If You Liked That Bill...

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 28 2010

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is running online ads highlighting the logic of supporting both Bill Clinton and, in the Democratic run-off, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter -- despite the former president's endorsement ... Read More

Last Night as a Triumph of the New Institutions of the Netroots

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 19 2010

The name of the game this morning is, of course, to find some big-picture meaning from last night's primary results. Here's one structural aspect that seems to be getting underplayed a bit. There's a case to be made for ... Read More

Net-Powered, Cable-Boosted Politics Won Last Night

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, May 19 2010

With challengers like Rand Paul, Joe Sestak and Bill Halter all beating candidates backed by the Washington establishment last night in primaries in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, John Harris and Jim Vandehei have ... Read More