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Richard Nixon

Forty years after President Richard Nixon resigned, our leaders have become even less accountable.

Richard Nixon

Neither Congress nor the courts have taken the exam­ple to heart and stood firmly against presidential crimes or serious misconduct.

Smoking Gun cover

Watergate itself is “smoking gun” proof of that old axiom about the corruption of power.

CIA Headquarters

We have built over thirty building complexes for top-secret intelligence work since 2001—and our security state just keeps growing. 

anti-choice march

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

Neocon think tanks get millions from wealthy donors, which they use to game the system, buy influence—and push for regime change.

stop abortion sign

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.

Blogs

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

After waiting years for a decision on their visa applications with no explanation for the delay, nine Iraqis are suing the US government they once worked for.

March 20, 2015