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The president’s plan to make two years of community college free for some students could solve some of higher education’s most intractable problems.

                                        —Headline, The New York Times

Mike Rounds

Documents obtained by The Nation show former Governor Mike Rounds’s campaign manager may have improperly awarded state economic incentives to firms in which he and the candidate held investments.

Rick Weiland

The Democratic Senate candidate's prairie populism has made him competitive in this red state.

Karen Lewis

Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis is eyeing Mayor Emanuel’s job.

Blogs

It’s way too early to bet the future of the country on the Clintons’ ability to avoid scandal.

March 4, 2015

There are no geographic boundaries in Obama’s proposed AUMF, and ISIL “affiliates” are popping up everywhere.

February 20, 2015

Inking a deal with Iran soon would box the Israeli Prime Minister into denouncing a major foreign policy achievement.

February 11, 2015

If he doesn't read the writing on the bank notes, the president will be remembered as “Wrong-Way Obama.”

February 9, 2015

The mission isn't “over”… it’s just been reassigned.

February 4, 2015

Ashton Carter will tell the Senate Wednesday he would recommend more troops if conditions “degrade.”

February 4, 2015

GOP megadonor Paul Singer and Hillary Clinton booster Richard Perry have more in common than you’d think.

February 3, 2015

“A new deal is needed in the world,” The Nation said, but FDR was not the man to deliver it.

January 30, 2015

In his State of the Union address last night, Obama pitched universal childcare and paid leave—for both mothers and fathers.

January 21, 2015

The president’s request for a quick trade deal was met with silence.

January 21, 2015