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While the Court did not strike down barrier zones in other states and cities, the people who brought us McCullen can take those statutes on next.

Bill de Blasio

According to the right-wing media’s script, of course not.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, Joan Walsh and Zerlina Maxwell sat down with de Blasio to discuss universal pre-K, the Working Families Party convention and the role of mayors.

Narendra Modi

Members of Modi's Bharitaya Janata Party have demonstrated their power to oppresss Muslims, wade into censorship and police the arts.

Robert Menendez

With Senator Foreign Relations chairman and Cuba hawk Robert Menendez mired in scandal, the embargo could finally be lifted.

Garment worker

Despite some laudatory local and state efforts, taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase clothes made in sweatshops.

Bill de Blasio, Kasim Reed, David Axlerod

With liberal hopes dashed in Washington, political energy is gathering in cities, where social change is actually possible.

Edward Snowden

A plea bargain, that is—it’s time to make a deal.

Blogs

Cutting benefits goes against the Democratic Party's most powerful political claim: That it defends Social Security—no matter who is attacking.

December 19, 2012

Partisan predictions for the presiden’s nominee have drowned out the real conversation on Obama’s foreign policy priorities. 

December 18, 2012

The nomination of a secretary of state gives the Senate the opportunity to probe the administration’s foreign policy priorities.

December 18, 2012

The urge to pull children from schools and arm oneself may be understandable, but we need to come together for solutions.

December 18, 2012

The site of Friday’s massacre is also headquarters for a main gun lobbyist. 

December 17, 2012

The corporate group produces “model” legislation designed to prevent action. Even when mass killings demand it.

December 16, 2012

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof acknowledges that he is no expert on domestic policy, and then sets out to prove it.

December 14, 2012

Our sticky, rickety ability to govern forces us to incessantly choose policy choices from the bad/dumb end of the solution continuum.

December 13, 2012

Conservatives in Congress continue to block the Violence Against Women Act, denying vital protections for Native American women.

December 12, 2012

If Congress can't reach a deal by New Year's, 2.1 million people will be kicked off unemployment benefits.

December 11, 2012