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Democrats introduced a gun control bill on the first day of the new Congress. But can they overcome the NRA?

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Local and state governments are gaining the ability to restore basic services and infrastructure.

When The New York Times first revealed the NSA was wiretapping Americans without a warrant in 2005, it was a scandal. But the government continues to spy with impunity—and what was once illegal has become the law.

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Why are US taxpayers still forced to pay billions of dollars for US military bases?

Sallie Krawcheck

Reports say Sallie Krawcheck is a leading condender for SEC chairman, but her résumé should raise a red flag.

Senate Dems should restore the practice to its proper function: as a tool for public dissent, rather than unchecked, covert obstruction.

How to get yourself to the edge of the fiscal abyss and not jump. 

The recovery could be an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world.

Buck McKeon

Plagued by ethical troubles, the “poster boy for pay to play politics” and Pentagon BFF is finally facing a competitive election.

The Wisconsin senate candidate rejects the idea of corporate personhood.

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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

In trying to obtain VA benefits for the mental health effects of military sexual trauma, many survivors face bureaucratic hurdles, long delays and ultimately, rejection. 

November 11, 2013

Don't try to start debate at "the world's most widely read firearms magazine."

November 7, 2013

Off-year elections in 2009 predicted a Tea Party insurgency. This year’s results—not so much.

November 6, 2013

The Half in Ten campaign lays out a path to dramatically reduce poverty—but it will require a real, sustained and disruptive fight to acheive it.

November 4, 2013

Only 3 percent of the population are likely to lose their current insurance policies and pay higher premiums because of Obamacare. 

November 1, 2013

Eric Alterman's weekly round-up and Reed Richardson's take on the media's "faux-centrism." 

November 1, 2013