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The upcoming UN-sponsored Durban Review Conference tests America's willingness to offer global leadership to combat bigotry and injustice.

While the Obamas were in Europe the House and Senate approved the president's $3 trillion budget. But the battle isn't over. What will be cut and what will remain?

If ever there was a time for bold US leadership, this is it.

Andrew Bacevich, author of The Limits of Power, weighs in on how President Obama failed to consider the containment option in Afghanistan.

As with AIG, the American people could end up 'owning' 80 percent of the Afghanistan-Pakistan project without ever 'nationalizing' it.

Thirty years after the Three Mile Island partial meltdown, the real nuclear power threat is the relicensing of old plants.

In the end, the treasury secretary's fate is less important than the fate of the economic principles he has championed.

According to Chris Hedges, if Obama continues to listen to Geithner, Summers et al.--his presidency may be doomed.

Obama's nomination of Gary Gensler to head the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is yet another example of how the president has entrusted his economic policy to the wrong people

President Obama has invented a new board game that nobody can lose. But only Wall Street money men can play.

Blogs

A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.

July 9, 2014

There's a reason corporations want the TPP negotiations secret—it wouldn’t pass otherwise.

May 15, 2014

The right-wing attack machine defeats Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head DOJ Civil Rights Division.

March 5, 2014

Money spent on lobbying in DC now enjoys a 22,000% return on investment.

February 25, 2014

It’s a big moment for hundreds of thousands of workers, as well as progressive activists.

February 12, 2014

Issuing executive orders is nothing new, especially with regard to federal contractors. So why the vitriol?

February 11, 2014

The Republican in charge of the House Intelligence Committee says journalists should be prosecuted for reports based on Edward Snowden’s leaks.

February 4, 2014

The president’s “income inequality” address had plenty of strengths, but one big weakness.

January 28, 2014

The thirty-second president used Dickens’s tale to make the case for programs to aid the dispossessed. We should do the same.

December 24, 2013

The report from a White House review panel is a confirmation of pathology within the NSA, if not a perfect prescription for reform. 

December 19, 2013