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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.

Military personell

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.

With a new SEC regulation, no longer will big oil and mining companies be able to hide under-the-table payments to crooked Third World governments.

Goldman Sachs

City officials say social impact bonds are a smart way to raise revenue. But government watchdogs worry about creeping corporate influence.

Blogs

The ACLU and the Alliance for Justice are right: the Justice Department must respond to the former president's admitted violations of laws banning torture. But it should not stop there. The Senate should examine Bush's abuse of the Constitution.

November 15, 2010

Conservative Blue Dog Democrat Heath Shuler is a terrible candidate to replace Nancy Pelosi for leader of House Democrats.

November 15, 2010

In a race between two decent Democrats for House minority whip—the most critical leadership contest for the caucus—South Carolina's Jim Clyburn has the progressive record and support of key progressives such as Raul Grijalva, Barbara Lee, Lynn Woolsey and Luis Gutierrez.

November 11, 2010

The Think 2040 project wants to know your policy priorities so our generation can start shaping the agenda for the coming decades.

November 10, 2010

When John Kerry appeared at the convention for the most important speech of his lifetime, he showed how the screw can turn. What was his not-so-secret weapon?

November 9, 2010

The soon-to-be-former House speaker owes Democrats an explanation of why she should be minority leader—and what she thinks she can accomplish in the role.

November 9, 2010

Tea Party candidates made big news, but they ran in small states.

November 3, 2010

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