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But the Senate report could be the opening we need to really make US torture a thing of the past.

Mayor Bill de Blasio

At a Local Progress gathering in New York City, “pothole progressives” shared strategies for a grassroots, social justice revival.

Mitch McConnell

From blocking nominees to launching pointless investigations to deregulating everything, the new Senate is poised to wreak havoc.

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Law enforcement agencies are keeping tabs on Americans in ways that violate the federal government's own privacy guidelines.

President Obama

Opposing bad policy and bad compromises isn’t enough. We need new thinking and new approaches.

On Tuesday, November 4, at 7 pm EST, join Democracy Now! for a live broadcast of the midterm election results.

After drugs were found aboard the Ping May, a vessel owned by his wife’s family’s company, Colombian authorities are investigating.

Polls show strong support for an initiative there. And it’s on the ballot in Oregon and Alaska, too.

Progressives have forgotten that taxes do more than just raise money.

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The House will vote Friday on a temporary measure to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

February 27, 2015

There are no geographic boundaries in Obama’s proposed AUMF, and ISIL “affiliates” are popping up everywhere.

February 20, 2015

We don’t tell students with subsidized loans what to major in, but we like to tell people on food stamps what they should buy.

February 18, 2015

We’ve reformed the social safety net at the cost of human lives.

February 17, 2015

Instead of a vague authorization of the use of force, the congresswoman seeks a real debate and a comprehensive strategy.

February 17, 2015

Instead of writing endless dope stories about a presidential campaign in 2016 and what might happen a year from now, shouldn’t the news media be alerting people to the fight over Social Security Republicans are starting in early 2015?

February 16, 2015

60 Minutes’s Leslie Stahl carefully avoided DARPA’s total dependence on contractors and obscured its close ties with the surveillance state.

February 13, 2015

The sacrificial lamb for a decade of profit-driven tale-spinning.

February 12, 2015

As the FCC prepares to defend a free and open Internet, it’s vital to keep the pressure on.

February 3, 2015

Syriza’s election in Greece represents an opportunity for the rest of Europe to turn away from brutal austerity—but will they take it?

February 3, 2015