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“Politics Is Not About Predictions, It’s About What We Do”

On March 23rd, the well known number-cruncher Nate Silver came out with a 2014 election prediction that said the Democrats were unlikely to hold the U.S. Senate this November. Just as conservatives pounced all over him with his 2012 Obama victory predictions, progressives this time howled and called his numbers faulty.  His prediction, and the reaction to it, got a lot of news coverage and political chatter. 
 
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If You Care About Keeping Big Money Out of Politics, Keep Your Eyes on the Supreme Court

Editor’s Note: Rock star attorney, progressive champion, and Wellstone trainer, Emma Greenman is helping lead our groundbreaking work with a national coalition tackling the critical issue of judicial independence. After last week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court about campaign finance, Emma wrote this thoughtful analysis, illustrating why it's more important than ever that we keep our eyes on the ball - and on the court. Give it a read, and then help support our work for a more fair judicial system.

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