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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

In an unusual new media event, the president served up some long answers to short questions. Is this an improvement on traditional town halls?

July 6, 2011

Democrats should demand fair taxation, but they cannot support cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in exchange for new revenue.

June 29, 2011

The GOP has disowned some of their favorite ideas—pay as you go budgets, cap and trade, raising the debt ceiling—once President Obama has endorsed them.

June 28, 2011

Vermont Senator rallies citizens to defend Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. 

June 27, 2011

Vermont's independent senator urges the president to reject GOP demands that the budget be balanced on the backs of working Americans. 

June 27, 2011

Cynicism abounds as House refuses to authorize the Libya mission but also refuses to defund it. This is John Boehner’s managed chaos; it serves Obama and the military-industrial complex but fails the Constitution.

June 24, 2011

Politicians are finally catching up with the American people by questioning our continued involvement in Afghanistan.

June 20, 2011

Conservatives attack President Obama as a Jimmy Carter, but he's really more of a George H.W. Bush.

June 17, 2011

"Shouldn't we just get rid of Medicare?” "What's with Obamneycare?” and "Weiner versus Vitter?”

June 13, 2011

The GOP hosts a fancy fundraiser for the disgraced Senator Vitter while demanding Representative Weiner’s immediate resignation.

June 9, 2011