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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.

Zephyr Teachout

A vote for Teachout is a demand for a more progressive, ideas-driven politics.

Blogs

The low wages the government pays its army of contract workers is exacerbating precarity in the labor force as a whole.

April 22, 2015

Doug Hughes is not a dangerous fruitcake. In fact, he is a small-d democratic idealist who went out of his way to alert the authorities in advance of his so-called “Freedom Flight.”

April 17, 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

Our intelligence apparatus, operating in the dark.

April 7, 2015

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

March 31, 2015

Of course, Elizabeth Warren should be considered, but so should Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkley.

March 27, 2015

It's a tempting idea, but elevating Warren to the top Senate post is Mission Impossible.

March 27, 2015

Many reformers on the left are optimistic that this time, bipartisan consensus will tilt in a progressive direction.

March 27, 2015

The Congressional Progressive Caucus’s alternative budget was the best proposal. But only ninety-six Democrats backed it.

March 26, 2015