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Barack Obama

Until the president defines what “associated forces” are, the current formulation leaves open the possibility of unlimited, unending use of military force anywhere in the world.

After two decades of Republican rule, will New York finally elect a progressive to City Hall?

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins pulled off a huge upset in a state legislative race by showing that he cared.

Funeral in Iraq

Is there any benefit to be found in an unbroken record of waste, futility and shame? Only if lessons learned prevent a catastrophe in Iran.

Sherrod Brown

The Democratic senator is introducing legislation to break them up, but he’s in an uphill battle—against not only the GOP but his own party.

Protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Yes, he said the word “climate”—but he hasn’t committed to any of the big steps needed to avert catastrophe.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Under the leadership of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Walmart Foundation used generous gifts to grease the way for store expansions.

He may not have achieved the full FDR, but the president’s State of the Union speech, like his Inaugural, displayed a welcome progressive spirit.

Barack Obama

Even if we like President Obama, do we want him to be a one-man death panel?

Obama in a camera's viewfinder

The president's inaugural address touched all the important bases, except one.

Blogs

Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?

April 14, 2014

If the New Jersey governor can’t handle a comedian, how can he run the country?

April 11, 2014

Some of the key actors may be nearing a deal for immunity in order to tell what they know.

April 10, 2014

She's teaching her party how to take the events of a moment and weave them into a narrative that addresses the fundamental challenges facing the country.

April 8, 2014

If he's the GOP’s idea man, then the Democrats are in good shape.

April 8, 2014

Looks like the US attorney is calling witnesses to testify, on both Bridgegate and the Hoboken charges.

April 5, 2014

And it increases the chances that you'll be on the hook for another bailout.

April 2, 2014

The New Jersey governor may have acted illegally in diverting $1.8 billion from the Port Authority to pet projects in the state.

April 2, 2014

Christie joins Bush, Walker and Kasich at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Las Vegas bash.

March 30, 2014

The other investigations proceed, but Randy Mastro releases a 300-page report saying Christie is not guilty.

March 27, 2014