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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

Romney’s tax returns reveal he pays a lower rate than typical middle-class families—and there's a lot we still don’t know.

September 21, 2012

Romney’s doomed political strategy was born out of the same kind of arrogant, hidebound thinking that now colors every aspect of his party’s political ideology. 

September 21, 2012

Elizabeth Warren knocked Scott Brown out with a one-two punch: “Mitt Romney“ and a “Republican-controlled Senate.”

September 20, 2012

He’s already gotten what he really needs out of this election.

 

September 20, 2012

The chief sponsor of Pennsylvania’s voter ID throws in his thoughts on the “47 percent.”

September 20, 2012

The Massachusetts Republican says he’s an “independent senator.” But shouldn’t he answer the Romney question one way or the other?

September 19, 2012

His leaked remarks on Israel and Iran are more than mistakes—they prove Mitt Romney knows nothing about foreign policy. 

September 19, 2012

Romney should not be so dismissive of the tax-avoiding class. After all, he's one of them.

September 18, 2012

How will the leaked video, taken from a private fundraiser, affect the Romney's campaign?

September 18, 2012

Outside the Beltway, voters care more about Romney's poor policies than his political missteps. 

September 17, 2012