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It’s absurd to expect agency auditors to sort out confusing, outdated campaign finance laws and regulations.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

Afghanistan

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.

Blogs

The low wages the government pays its army of contract workers is exacerbating precarity in the labor force as a whole.

April 22, 2015

Doug Hughes is not a dangerous fruitcake. In fact, he is a small-d democratic idealist who went out of his way to alert the authorities in advance of his so-called “Freedom Flight.”

April 17, 2015

"The rush of modern civilization itself has raised for us new difficulties, new problems which must be solved..."

April 14, 2015

The great historian of Watergate chased Nixon down, as part of a crusade against executive abuses.

April 8, 2015

Our intelligence apparatus, operating in the dark.

April 7, 2015

He’s just five simple steps away from being elected.

March 31, 2015

Of course, Elizabeth Warren should be considered, but so should Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkley.

March 27, 2015

It's a tempting idea, but elevating Warren to the top Senate post is Mission Impossible.

March 27, 2015

Many reformers on the left are optimistic that this time, bipartisan consensus will tilt in a progressive direction.

March 27, 2015

The Congressional Progressive Caucus’s alternative budget was the best proposal. But only ninety-six Democrats backed it.

March 26, 2015