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Shenna Bellows

Shenna Bellows can’t match the millions of her opponent. But she’s dialing for activists, not dollars.

Errol Morris

The legendary documentary filmmaker takes on the unknown knowns of Donald Rumsfeld.

Chris Christie

While trumpeting “pension reform,” the New Jersey governor placed retiree assets in the hands of hedge fund managers bankrolling his political career.

President Obama

Obama takes himself to be something like a benevolent monarch—a king in a mixed constitutional system, where the duties of the crown are largely ceremonial. 

Chokwe Lumumba

The mayor of Jackson, Mississippi was a true revolutionary.

President Obama

On issues ranging from transparency to torture, “thou shalt not” became “thou shalt.”

Blogs

The president's budget is a compromise document. Republicans say it does not go far enough. But it slashes low-income heating assistance, community programs, higher-ed loans and environmental clean-up in low-income neighborhoods. Obama and his aides “aren’t giving us a very wise set of choices,” says Democrat Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.

February 14, 2011

She turns down prime invite from Conservative Political Action Conference. Why? A rival suggests she's tends to skip conservative events in favor of paying gigs. And... the claws come out.

February 12, 2011

The Ohio congressman says challenge would help the president by forcing him to rethink his stands on jobs, taxes, war—and to respect the Democratic base. Updated.

February 11, 2011

President Obama delivered a lovely speech essentially celebrating the transition of power in Egypt. Then, a few hours later, Mubarak announced he was staying.

February 10, 2011

An old school mate remembers Frank Wisner, our man—or not—in Egypt.

February 8, 2011

For progressive Democrats, the impending death of the Democratic Leadership Council is long overdue.

February 8, 2011

After hedging its bets for two weeks, the Obama administration must make clear whether it stands with pro-democracy activists in Egypt.

February 7, 2011

Center for Constitutional Rights says: "The message from civil society is clear: If you're a torturer, be careful in your travel plans."

February 6, 2011

Sarah Palin, in her first comments on Egypt, managed to make no sense at all.

February 6, 2011

Is Obama Reagan? 

February 6, 2011