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Debo Adegbile

The successful smear campaign against him undermined a key principle of our justice system: that everyone is entitled to legal representation.

CIA

As Senator Feinstein has revealed, the CIA will not only stall but even spy on Congress to impede its investigation of wrongdoing.

Robert MacLean

Robert MacLean, a US Air Marshal fired for allegedly leaking sensitive government documents, is just trying to get his job back. For the rest of us, his case has much more profound implications. 

State of the Union

Only continued pressure from grassroots activists will force Washington to do the right thing.

Larry Summers

His appointment as next chair of the Federal Reserve would be a clear sign that narrow financial interests are still in charge of the Democratic Party.

Coast Guard seal

As general counsel of Lockheed Martin, Comey rejected a whistleblower’s claim that a $24 billion Coast Guard project was riddled with problems. The whistleblower was right—and Comey was wrong.

The NSA Four reveal how a toxic mix of cronyism and fraud blinded the agency before 9/11.

HIllary Clinton

She vowed to make women’s rights a cornerstone of US foreign policy. How did she do?

In his inaugural speech, the president vowed to engage with other countries so as to "lift suspicion and fear." He should reach out to forge a more sane and sensible relationship with Cuba.

Barack Obama

From Cuba to climate change to criminal justice, progressives must push the president to act—and forge a better future.

Blogs

President Obama’s first use of executive privilege has sparked outrage, of course.

June 25, 2012

The Department of Justice spent $2 to 3 million prosecuting Roger Clemens. Why?

June 20, 2012

Issa has made politics central to his fight with the Obama White House—rather than making a credible case for his demands.

June 20, 2012

If private sector experience is what qualifies Mitt Romney for the presidency, then why not elect Jay-Z?

June 18, 2012

The national obsession with the leak source misses its vital significance: the warped policy and the drones that drive it.

June 12, 2012

Eric on what drives him crazy and Reed reveals the stark choice facing our nation in November.

May 17, 2012

The congressman imagines he’s surrounded by radicals. But it was his own Republican Party, founded by utopian socialists and militant abolitionists, that brought Marxist ideas to Washington and leftists to Congress.

April 13, 2012

What if the justices scrap healthcare reform as the Obama administration imagines it? What if they don't? Nurses say the healthcare crisis will still demand real reform.

March 27, 2012

Gingrich has been criticizing the State Department and calling for its overhaul. 

December 12, 2011

South Korea is turning away from a testing-obsessed educational culture just as the United States is doubling down on test-focused reforms.

September 30, 2011