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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.

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and New York Times columnist Thomas Freidman talk about how to fix the economy.

A new initiative empowers citizens to submit and rank questions for the president to answer.

Pakistan's Chief Justice is restored after protests rock Lahore, but questions remain about the stability of President Asif Ali Zardari--and new challenges for the Obama administration.

The new Obama protocols on scientific research will influence not just stem cells but climate change, genetics, sex education and food safety.

Blogs

It is worth pausing to consider how far things have moved since the Snowden revelations.

June 2, 2015

"The rush of modern civilization itself has raised for us new difficulties, new problems which must be solved..."

April 14, 2015

The great historian of Watergate chased Nixon down, as part of a crusade against executive abuses.

April 8, 2015

He’s just five simple steps away from being elected.

March 31, 2015

After waiting years for a decision on their visa applications with no explanation for the delay, nine Iraqis are suing the US government they once worked for.

March 20, 2015

The Senate Intelligence Committee is absolutely right to respect transparency and accountability with release of report on Bush-Cheney era abuses.

December 9, 2014

Rand Paul and Barbara Lee are right: “The Constitution requires Congress to vote on the use of military force.”

November 24, 2014

With a new film out about Webb, Kill the Messenger, we look back at Cockburn’s testament to the investigative reporter.

October 14, 2014

The president gets support for humanitarian efforts, but wise voices warn of mission creep.

August 11, 2014

“The CIA’s misconduct threatens the institution of the Senate and its role in ensuring the proper oversight of our government,” Senator Leahy says.

August 1, 2014