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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.

A former FCC commissioner points out that the agency can simply enforce a campaign finance disclosure requirement that’s already on the books.

Megaphone that reads Tax the Rich

The decline of the progressive income tax and the rise of inequality.

In his inaugural speech, the president vowed to engage with other countries so as to "lift suspicion and fear." He should reach out to forge a more sane and sensible relationship with Cuba.

Barack Obama

From Cuba to climate change to criminal justice, progressives must push the president to act—and forge a better future.

Nation readers provided good ideas—and a bit of wariness—when asked how Obamas should use his presidential authority.

Google campus

Left undiscussed in the FTC’s investigation is the search giant’s ability to limit what we all read.  

Toy soldiers

The Roberts Court has shifted away from the very collective values and ideas that will be necessary to enact—and uphold—crucial policies on guns and mental health.

Blogs

The incoming DHS chief represents a narrative shift for the agency away from immigration enforcement.

December 2, 2013

Citizens and a challenger pressure a Maine senator to abandon opposition to a bill that would require reports on civilian casulaties.

November 25, 2013

Anti-poverty leaders discuss the need to move from just playing defense to working together to achieve a shared agenda.

November 25, 2013

Make no mistake—filibuster reform is good not just for governance but for progressive policy. 

November 21, 2013

As the disparity between rich and poor has grown, so have gaps in life expectancy between counties, towns, and even neighborhoods. 

November 20, 2013

Members of Business Roundtable, a corporate lobby advocating for cuts to retirees’ benefts, have retirement acounts more than 1,200 times the size of the median American worker's. 

November 19, 2013

Five Witnesses to Hunger came to Capitol Hill to talk poverty and hunger with Congress.

November 19, 2013

Commanders are also encouraging service members to lobby against Senator Gillibrand’s bill. 

November 15, 2013

In a speech Tuesday the Massachusetts senator offered an indictment of the enforcers and lawmakers who have failed to rein in the financial system. 

November 13, 2013

Despite some stutter steps backward, the relationship between business and the modern right has always advanced in the exact same basic direction: toward romance.

November 12, 2013