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They’re hyper-educated, ambitious and well rewarded. So why are our elites so incompetent?
Progressives must take the fall election seriously, even as they challenge the limits of the debate.
On the eve of the presidential runoff, a once-molten political landscape has hardened into a handful of rival camps.
Liberals raised a ruckus over Bush’s abuses. Let’s hold this president to the same standard.
The MSNBC host and Nation editor at large has always been a thoughtful and fair journalist. That includes how he conducted himself in the controversy around his Memorial Day show.
The depressing defeat of the recall suggests that “money power” cannot be easily thwarted, even by determined “people power.”
Jacob Remes on the student strikes in Quebec; plus, a well-deserved prize for Katha Pollitt
The values of the market have come to permeate every aspect of our society.
People who give DNA samples—and big bucks—to companies in exchange for information on their potential medical risks are handing over more than saliva.
A web of right-wing groups bankrolled by billionaires dominates our politics. Our media shouldn’t let them remain in the shadows.
Why are moral and political thinkers failing to engage with the true, dispiriting scale of market sovereignty?
The Beginner’s Goodbye, The Chemistry of Tears and the burden of inheritance.
About NATO, the Postal Service, Gil Scott-Heron and Obama’s record
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