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Afghan patrol

From North Africa to the Middle East to China’s Central Asian border, how many years will it be?

IRS building

It’s absurd to expect agency auditors to sort out confusing, outdated campaign finance laws and regulations.

Justice Department

In the name of homeland security, the US has spent seven years and untold dollars silencing one man.

In his film, Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill unveils America's extrajudicial, covert, transcontinental battlefield. 


America’s covert warfare—a bizarre form of unconscious wish fulfillment—warrants Scahill’s unembedded, dogged, independent reporting.

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.


The senator is right to say that he wants answers from the Supreme Court nominee regarding critical Constitutional questions.

May 13, 2010

After Elena Kagan's first "interview" hits some turbulence, it's clear that ideological hearings would be good for her and the country.

May 13, 2010

Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes guest-hosts the Rachel Maddow show and reports on the “remarkable” showing from the Senate as they unanimously voted to audit the Federal Reserve.

May 12, 2010

A veteran activist urges the Appropriations Committee chairman to finish his term on an anti-war note.

May 12, 2010

How the sub-prime rip off results in transferring wealth out of minority America more than ever before, and how the bill proposed by Congress will not fix this.

April 28, 2010

What's driving the Tea Partiers to the streets in a rage? It's not money...

April 16, 2010

It's tax time again, the time of year when Americans grouse about forking over part of their hard-earned cash to the dear old government.

April 14, 2010

Fill out your Census form and add a message: "It's Time to Count Everyone."

April 1, 2010

The Republican National Committee has been giving a little stimulus of their own to an overlooked demographic group: strippers.

March 31, 2010

  Trust's a euphemism that's scuttling our politics.

March 30, 2010