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His next appointee for FCC chair could determine whether robber barons consolidate their domination of the public discourse.

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins pulled off a huge upset in a state legislative race by showing that he cared.

The NSA Four reveal how a toxic mix of cronyism and fraud blinded the agency before 9/11.

Jamie Dimon

JPMorgan Chase gamed the system to hide risky trades. Will Congress let them go free?

Sherrod Brown

The Democratic senator is introducing legislation to break them up, but he’s in an uphill battle—against not only the GOP but his own party.

General Electric

The tax savings of 19 US companies that park their money abroad would be more than enough to cover the $85 billion sequester cuts.

Janet Napolitano

Few are asking the hard questions about what security we actually need—and how to keep track of the billions of dollars that the government pours into it.

Chuck Hagel

Why did war hero Chuck Hagel get blocked, while Wall Street crony Jack Lew sailed through?

HIllary Clinton

She vowed to make women’s rights a cornerstone of US foreign policy. How did she do?

CIA

A secret CIA drone base, a blowback world and why Washington has no learning curve.

Blogs

Why was the conservative Blue Dog Caucus sliced in half yesterday?

November 3, 2010

Election day 2010, as Democrats face massive defeat (or perhaps a miracle?), follow it all here until the wee hours.

November 2, 2010

Washington State's flagrantly unjust tax code is emblematic of a failed economic policy. Voters now have a chance to change it.

October 29, 2010

Campaign cash—we're drowning in a flood of it. As Katrina vanden Heuvel noted yesterday on GRITtv, this is on track to be a $5 billion election—and it's not over.

October 26, 2010

A top former Obama adviser explains how the president moved from a transformational leader to a transactional one.

October 19, 2010

The Obama administration appeals an injunction blocking "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Gay and lesbian Republicans object. The Republicans—at least these Republicans—are right. Updated with ACLU and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force reaction.

October 18, 2010

Why did the government pass up two opportunities to limit Murdoch's stranglehold on US cable news?

October 13, 2010

Progressives must ensure that Elizabeth Warren can continue her crucial work—whether or not the Republicans win in November.

October 12, 2010

The recession’s legacy will be an unprecedentedly imbalanced, winner-takes-all economy.

October 8, 2010

Forget the hype about whiners and the professional left—a concrete test of Obama's political strategy is playing out in New Orleans.

October 6, 2010