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President Barack Obama

While the press has hailed the president’s “public health” approach, the White House has cracked down on cannabis.

The Center for American Progress celebrated recently celebrated its tenth annive

Two critical institutions of American liberalism just celebrated birthdays. Here’s wishing them many happy returns.

OPEN members

A new wave of online organizations are replicating the MoveOn model across the world.

Computer user

A damning new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists raises alarm about the press under Obama.

Storm Sandy

We might not want to acknowledge it, but climate change is real and it's happening now.

Marshall Berman

Liberals honor a great public intellectual—while the editor of Commentary compares him to a Nazi. 

Vladimir Putin

The Weekly Standard's assault on my article is a quintessential example of cold-war thinking and debased discourse.

Saul Landau

For half a century, the Institute for Policy Studies has been an invaluable font of progressive ideas and action. We look forward to the next half-century.

Frank Bruni, the Plutocrat's Pundit

All too often, the most prestigious perch in journalism—the New York Times op-ed page—is given to those who flatter the powerful.

iTunes U

Are MOOCs—massive open online courses—the utopia of affordable higher education, or just the latest fad?

Blogs

As the host of MSNBC show Politics Nation, Al Sharpton is the target of some perfectly valid scrutiny of his potentially conflicting roles of activist and cable news anchor.

December 10, 2014

Except Obama calls it “The Decree.” 

December 9, 2014

How to bury two dead black men in the “reverse racism” narrative.

December 5, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 12/05/14?

December 5, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and Reed on how, from Bill Cosby’s victims to drone strikes, the media refuse to protect the powerless.

December 2, 2014

Standing in opposition to net neutrality is tantamount to standing against innovation, against small business, against private-sector job creation and against competition.

December 2, 2014

Personal privacy is so twentieth century.  

November 25, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/20/14?

November 21, 2014

Retiring Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn says Obama taking action on immigration could end in “violence” and “anarchy.”

November 20, 2014

It is absurd that broadcast networks choose entertainment over Obama’s immigration speech.

November 20, 2014