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World Trade Center towers

In the aftermath of that terrible day, we had a chance to build our politics around social solidarity. Instead, George W. Bush led the charge to a politics of fear.

Is it too soon to speak of the Bush-Obama presidency? A look at Obama's perpetuation of Bush's economic and national security policies. 

Barack Obama

Obama must stop searching for common ground—and start defining higher ground.

Why has Obama been cautious in arguing for what’s right? Westen misses the profound impact of race-based attacks on the president.

After years of unnecessary spending and tax cuts, Republican politicians are finally complaining about unfathomable amounts of debt.

Keystone XL protest

It's yes or no for a climate-killing oil pipeline slated to run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico—and Obama gets to make the call.

In the wake of Haiti's devastating earthquake last year, the Clinton Foundation funded the construction of hundreds of highly toxic, moldy, searingly hot emergency shelter trailers.

Bill Clinton in Leogane, Haiti

Structurally unsafe and laced with formaldehyde, the "hurricane-proof" classroom trailers installed by the Clinton Foundation in Haiti came from the same company being sued for sickening Hurricane Katrina victims.

Does Bill Clinton still not grasp that the current economic crisis is in large measure his legacy?

Blogs

Sunday's march on the White House offered a reminder of just how serious young voters are about this issue.

March 3, 2014

Should climate hawks really worry about rising domestic fossil fuel production?

February 28, 2014

The US attorney is investigating the New Jersey governor’s role in the George Washington Bridge closures.

February 27, 2014

The New Jersey governor says he might take ‘extreme measures.’

February 26, 2014

The veteran human right lawyer Chokwe Lumumba was transforming Jackson when he died at 66.

February 26, 2014

With Chris Christie in hot water, big donors in the GOP are turning to another Bush.

February 25, 2014

An intimate of Christie’s, the PA chairman may be on his way out.

February 24, 2014

But, strangely, not a word was said about Bridgegate or the other scandals plaguing the New Jersey governor.

February 20, 2014

The move to protect Social Security is a huge victory for liberals inside and outside of Congress. 

February 20, 2014

John Nichols appears on All in With Chris Hayes to consider America’s worst commanders in chief.

February 18, 2014