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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

Obama's State of the Union speech did a lot right, but got one thing curiously wrong.

January 25, 2011

President Obama is going to have a good night. His speech will be a success. But what about the policies? Will he signal a right turn with an eye toward the 2012 election or do what's right for the country in 2011?

January 25, 2011

The Budget Committee chair who has been selected to counter Barack Obama's State of the Union Address backs bailouts, privatizations and policy shifts that deliver for big bankers and corporate CEOs.

January 25, 2011

 Bradley Manning cannot be connected to Assange, says U.S. military, New York Times considers options for making it easier for would-be leakers to provide large files to paper, like Al Jazeera's Transparency Unit, and WikiLeaks servers could heat a church? 

January 25, 2011

 OpenLeaks explains problems with WikiLeaks, Al Jazeera's "Palestine Papers" not from WikiLeaks but seem to be inspired by WikiLeaks and more on Bradley Manning's imprisonment.

January 24, 2011

A Julian Assange biopic on the way (possibly) updates on Bradley Manning and more on cables leaked.

January 21, 2011

The symbolic House debate over healthcare reform misses the point. More Americans favor real reforms that crack down on insurance-industry abuses than favor outright repeal of the current law.

January 19, 2011

NCIS: Los Angeles does a WikiLeaks-inspired show. Salon blogger posts story on Obama administration using wildly exaggerated and even false claims against WikiLeaks. And more cables on diplomatic spying.

January 19, 2011

The FCC's vote to approve Comcast's proposed acquisition of a majority stake in NBC Universal represents the ultimate surrender to the demands of corporate America.

January 18, 2011

Greg Mitchell gives the latest updates on the tax cheat leak and more.

January 18, 2011