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Weldon Angelos

Cases like that of Weldon Angelos, who was given a fifty-five-year sentence for selling marijuana, cry out for mercy. But calls for clemency have fallen on deaf ears.

Drought in the midwest

Twenty twelve was the hottest year on record—and far past time for the president to lead on climate change.

John Kerry

Here are just a few things the Foreign Relations Committee should be asking Obama’s nominee for secretary of state.

Dan Quayle

In mythology, Cerberus is the three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades. How perfect a name for a company whose leaders have sold their souls.

Barack Obama

What remains of the initial Obama drive to reach out to Iran with an “engagement that is honed and grounded in mutual respect”?

Barack Obama

How did a community organizer and a constitutional law professor become an extrajudicial, drone-happy president? 

Barack Obama

As the infrastructure of many U.S. cities crumbles, the Pentagon continues to pump over a billion dollars into military bases throughout the Middle East. 

Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

Barack Obama

We won, but at what cost? Fool me once, shame on Obama, but fool me twice and I’m the one responsible.

Blogs

New fundraising numbers suggest Obama can’t out-raise Romney enough to compensate for the cascade of dishonest attacks on his record coming from Karl Rove and company. 

June 7, 2012

Scott Walker’s win doesn't necessarily mean Mitt Romney will triumph in November. But it does prove that corporate money threatens American democracy. 

June 6, 2012

Why doesn’t the United States seem to be capturing anyone anymore?

June 4, 2012

It’s not just Trump. As the election heats up, they’re back with a vengence. 

May 30, 2012

A new study shows that Fox viewers are even worse informed than those who consume no news at all.

May 21, 2012

What if heterosexual couples voluntarily refused the benefits of marriage that are denied to most of our gay and lesbian friends and family?

May 14, 2012

How much of an impact will gay donors have in the upcoming presidential election?

May 14, 2012

President Obama may be the first president to endorse same-sex marriage, but we still have a long way to go before the Defense of Marriage Act and statewide bans are repealed.

May 10, 2012

Republicans and conservatives are making contradictory arguments in response to President Obama’s announcement that he supports marriage equality. 

May 9, 2012

Alterman-related news and an excerpt from The Cause.

April 20, 2012