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Jesse Jackson

Jackson explains how Southern politics dangerously mirror the Old Confederate South and why it’s time for another Reconstruction

Hillary Clinton

Clinton is using Edward Snowden as a punching bag to shore up her hawkish bona fides. 

California fracking protest

The California governor wants to be known as a climate leader. But he has said yes to fracking—for now.

Bush

Former president Bush is to blame for the present crisis in Iraq—along with decades of murder, lies and imperial aggression.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, Joan Walsh and Zerlina Maxwell sat down with de Blasio to discuss universal pre-K, the Working Families Party convention and the role of mayors.

Jerry Brown

He’s brought the state back from the brink—and is poised to easily win re-election.

Jackson Rising

Still mourning Chokwe Lumumba, progressives gather to push his vision for worker-owned co-ops.

LBJ

The fiftieth anniversary celebrations of Johnson’s Great Society agenda should not overlook the travesties of the war. 

Blogs

Ryan's flailing fearmongering at last night's debate will likely fall flat with war-weary voters. 

October 12, 2012

Confronted on central premise of GOP campaign—cutting taxes and balancing budgets—Ryan asks voters to “fill in the details” after the election. That’s the big fail that gave the night to Biden.

October 12, 2012

Displaying charts are to Ryan the Wonk as clearing brush was to Bush the Cowboy.

October 11, 2012

Paul Ryan claims he’s dedicated to reviving the American auto industry. But his voting record says otherwise. 

October 11, 2012

Al Qaeda is nearly gone, and the war in Afghanistan is nearly over. 

October 11, 2012

Paul Ryan is running on a “boy next door” image, but a debate with Debbie Wasserman-Shultz from two years ago shows a different side of the congressman.

October 11, 2012

Romney and Ryan's fundamental differences, on everything from reproductive rights to tax cuts, should take center stage at tonight's vice presidential debate. 

October 11, 2012

Romney said, “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.” Ryan cast votes that hastened the collape of “Detroit West”—the auto region he represented.

October 10, 2012

Coal companies are using a number of tactics to help boost Mitt Romney's chances this November. 

October 9, 2012

The GOP candidate’s necon foreign policy would move America backwards. 

October 9, 2012