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Bill Baker and Evan Leatherwood on Romney's assault on PBS; Christie Thompson on juveniles in solitary confinement

Jeff Ernsthausen on the Free the Files project, Richard Lingeman on The Billionaire's Manifesto, Peter Dreier on honoring Pete Seeger, Liliana Segura on California's juvenile lifers, the editors on the Afghan war at 11

Adam Hudson on living under drones, Peter Dreier on Barry Commoner, John Nichols on Bill Moyers’s new film on ALEC

Katrina vanden Heuvel on predistribution, John Nichols on an anti-union law smack-down, Lucy McKeon on the fight for justice in the death of Ramarley Graham

Ryan Devereaux on a SEAL’s bin Laden book, Ari Melber on Obama and Twitter, Michael Youhana on Marines in Guatemala, Dave Zirin on the NFL and LGBT rights

Aura Bogado on the UndocuBus, Gizelle Lugo on for-proft colleges, Rania Khalek on felon disenfranchisement

Katrina vanden Heuvel on subsidized CEOs, Marisa Carroll on Obamacare and transgender people, Brett Warnke on the US and South Korea

John Nichols on Romney’s Libor pals, George Zornick on Colorado’s gun laws, Michael Z. Youhana on WikiLeaks in Guatemala and Zoë Schlanger on tar sands.

Andrea Jones and Max Rivlin-Nadler on the silent march against stop-and-frisk, Richard Kim on Voting Rights Watch 2012

Connor Guy on Washington State's pot politics, Robert Dreyfuss on NATO's civilian casualties, plus a new election blog from Greg Mitchell

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