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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.

Dollar bills

In the looming debt-ceiling fight, progressives must make the case for protecting social programs, raising revenues and cutting the Pentagon budget.

What really happened on Capitol Hill this week, and a look ahead to the budget battles on the horizon. 

John Kerry

Here are just a few things the Foreign Relations Committee should be asking Obama’s nominee for secretary of state.

Blogs

Eric on what drives him crazy and Reed reveals the stark choice facing our nation in November.

May 17, 2012

House Republicans want to legislate a hierarchy of victimhood.

May 17, 2012

When will Congress and the White House wake up to the fact that big banks are still playing with bombs? 

May 15, 2012

A sharp new film investigates how the Kochs’ efforts to sell off our democracy are impacting public policies.

April 23, 2012

Could this be the last time Big Oil has to pay for its mistakes? 

April 23, 2012

Georgia does its damndest to get to zero welfare recipients, and California decides whether poor pregnant women should receive aid before their third trimester.

April 20, 2012

Calls for bipartisanship ignore the simple reality that the GOP has been captured by the extreme right. 

April 18, 2012

As corporations quit, shadowy group disbands task force that developed voter suppression and “shoot first” laws. But ALEC still pushes "model" bills that attack labor, environment, education.

April 17, 2012

Congress is debating various slash-and-burn proposals that would lead to privatization of the postal service. But it does not have to happen. The USPS is not broke. It ought to be renewed and expanded.

April 17, 2012

Despite Obama's campaign pledge, fighting LGBT discrimination is not a strong point for the White House. 

April 16, 2012