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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.

In a wide-ranging conversation, he discusses the surveillance state, the American political system and the price he’s paid for his understanding of patriotism.

Laura Poitras

The filmmaker behind the new Citizenfour talks about Snowden, the NSA and her dangerous pen.

The vendetta against him and whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling reflects an antidemocratic goal: the uninformed consent of the governed.

At a June, Koch-organized summit, Arizona Republican Doug Ducey begged billionaire favor by linking himself to the union-busting Wisconsinite and announcing, “I can't emphasize enough the power of organizations like this.”

Eric Holder

The attorney general was a champion of civil rights—but not civil liberties.

ISIS Tank

If we don’t act now, constitutional restraints on presidential warmaking will be eviscerated.

Blogs

Sheldon Silver and the history of “Legislative Corruption”.

January 23, 2015

GOP leaders replaced one abortion restriction for another in a demonstration of pure pandering. 

January 22, 2015

Why did Democrats wait until now to make a sharp left economic turn?

January 15, 2015

A new report points to states for the way forward.

January 9, 2015

Could the new civil rights movement thwart the Staten Island DA’s ambitions?

January 8, 2015

From demanding Obama's birth certificate to advocating a return to landowner-only voting rights, the newest contender for House Speaker has quite a track record.

January 6, 2015

The fresh face of the Republican Party voted twice against making Martin Luther King Day a holiday.

December 31, 2014

A Dickensian year when food stamps were cut and bankers got everything they wanted

December 24, 2014

The USPS will deliver 15.5 billion pieces of mail this season. Yet it is threatened by devastating closures and cuts.

December 23, 2014

“It is unacceptable that the Defense Department continues to waste massive amounts of money,” Sanders argues.

December 18, 2014