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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

When John Kerry appeared at the convention for the most important speech of his lifetime, he showed how the screw can turn. What was his not-so-secret weapon?

November 9, 2010

Kanye West wasn't just calling George W. Bush a racist. He was, essentially, calling Bush a traitor.

November 9, 2010

LTC Bob on pan-European military convention and a reader responds to Alterman's attack on Rahm Emanuel.

November 5, 2010

It needn’t take a primary challenge for Obama to recognize that he can no longer take his base for granted.

November 4, 2010

Furious with shadowy spending by out-of-state corporate interests to defeat him, Oregon Congressman Peter De Fazio raises the prospect of impeachment action against the justice who managed a rewrite of the Constitution with the Citizens United ruling.

October 25, 2010

Dr. Joycelyn Elders was the first African-American surgeon general of the US, and she's come out in favor of legalizing marijuana. We spoke to her about that, about Christine O'Donnell's thoughts on masturbation, and about the fight for healthcare.

October 20, 2010

A top former Obama adviser explains how the president moved from a transformational leader to a transactional one.

October 19, 2010

One of Obama's most famous fans reemerges for the midterms, but at a careful distance.

October 12, 2010

It would be a mistake for President Obama to lurch toward the center in an attempt to regain his electoral footing.

October 6, 2010

Instead of installing another Washington insider in a top position, Obama should look for someone with credibility among the party's grassroots base.

October 4, 2010