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John Nichols on Wisconsin’s war on workers, Molly O’Toole on the launch of US Uncut

John Nichols on the AOL/Huffington Post merger, Ari Berman on the Democratic Leadership Council's demise and Riddhi Shah on invisible government benefits

Ari Berman on the neocon attack on Mohamed ElBaradei, John Nichols on the Florida ruling against the healthcare bill and Kate Murphy on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

John Nichols on Keith Olbermann, JoAnn Wypejewski on photographer Milton Rogovin

In year three, will Obama heed the lessons of Clinton or Reagan?

Robert Dreyfuss on the Cuban embargo, John Nichols on the new RNC chair

John Nichols on Tom DeLay, Isabel Macdonald on donor aid to Haiti

John Nichols on filibuster reform; Ari Berman on Obama's new chief of staff, Bill Daley.

The next Congress will see terror in everything.

On The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, Katrina vanden Heuvel commends Bernie Sanders for standing up for the marginalized voices in the tax debate.

Blogs

Opponents included all the statewide Democratic candidates, and the Obama administration.

November 3, 2010

Your guide to the most important politics and media hits and misses for Wednesday, September 29, plus some humor, and a music video of the day.

September 29, 2010

Today's collection of media and politics hits and misses from a variety of sources, plus fun videos and music.

September 16, 2010

The first since the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case, which lifted a ban on direct corporate spending—the 2010 elections are being bought by the highest bidder.

September 14, 2010

On Charlie Rangel, the world's worst songs and right-wing hypocrisy.

August 12, 2010

Obama needs to win the deficit vs. investment battle in order to stop joblessness from leaving deep scars in our country, Katrina vanden Heuvel tells Fareed Zakaria.

June 28, 2010

Sure, Obama has had a few achievements over the past year and a half, but perhaps there are larger reasons such as outsourcing jobs and rampant unemployment that explains a disgruntled America.

May 18, 2010

President Obama has labored to unite different political factions with policy compromises and conciliatory speeches. But it was Obama's incisive grappling at the Republican retreat last week that really lit a bipartisan fire, drawing politicos and commentators of all stripes to call for more questions sessions for the President and the opposition party.

February 3, 2010

A contemporary State of the Union address is less an assessment of our national circumstances than it is a collective Rorschach test: an inkblot given meaning by the viewer more than by the subject. The televised pageantry of applause and ovations has little to do with the President's articulation of a policy agenda and far more to do with how his partisan allies and opponents read the electoral viability of his phrases.

January 28, 2010

There's lots of progressive backlash in the blogosphere to the announcement that the president is going to call for a multi-year freeze on "non-security discretionary spending," in the State of the Union. The anger is totally justified, but let me talk about the politics.

January 26, 2010