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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

Obama's deal could include deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, without addressing the need for new revenues. That's a bad deal—and progressives are speaking out against it.

July 21, 2011

 The public loves President Obama's rhetoric of austerity and responsibility, but it signals a turn away from the liberal project.

July 21, 2011

Michele Bachmann’s former church contends that the pope is the Antichrist. Luckily for her, conservative Catholics and Protestants want to work together. 

July 20, 2011

Massachusetts might well elect Warren to the Senate, where she could lead the fight for reform.

July 19, 2011

Tim Pawlenty says his electoral success in a blue state is his main qualification for the Republican presidential nomination. The only problem? He wasn’t that successful and Minnesota isn't that liberal.

July 13, 2011

Republican presidential candidates say we should not raise the debt ceiling. Have they lost their minds?

July 12, 2011

The president has reportedly proposed raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. That's bad fiscal policy, bad economics and bad politics.

July 12, 2011

Katrina vanden Heuvel explains how we have to shift the budget debate from one centered around Washington’s debt crisis into one that looks at the full picture of America’s jobs crisis.

July 11, 2011

The president is wrong to even consider putting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid on the table. Campaign czar David Plouffe is even more wrong to suggest that unemployment is not a big issue.

July 8, 2011

Murdoch’s media conglomerate, embroiled in a British phone-hacking scandal, has been forced to close one of its largest holdings, the News of the World newspaper. A critical broadcast deal is threatened. Even Murdoch’s conservative allies are breaking with him in Britain. Will American conservatives declare independence?

July 7, 2011