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Christine Quinn

New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn says Anthony Weiner’s sexual behavior inspires disgust. In another era, hers would have too.

Nelson Mandela

South Africans of all races have reason to celebrate the life of the country’s first post-apartheid president.

It's not just the government and corporations who are tracking your cell and computer use: politicians on the campaign trail are some of the biggest data snoopers around. 

Fifty years ago, Kennedy made a historic speech that brought America and the Soviet Union back from the brink.

Susan Rice

There are some hopeful signs, including his recent speech at the National Defense University and a new, less hawkish foreign policy team.

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.

Blogs

In late 2010, Ecuador’s Rafael Correa faced down a cop revolt and won—emerging stronger and more popular.

December 21, 2014

The congressional showdown has given us an exciting glimpse of what the future might look like if they lead the way for a liberal insurgency.

December 12, 2014

Americans today are a lot more familiar with his presidency than they think they are.

December 3, 2014

The United States is rapidly shifting toward a more aggressive foreign policy with limited public debate.

November 24, 2014

Despite the important policy changes outlined by the president last night, around six million undocumented immigrants will remain “deportable.”

November 21, 2014

Knowing that many will be left out, parents and children nervously await the executive orders the president will reveal Thursday evening.

November 20, 2014

The liberal icon has been tapped to help the party shape policy and battle the GOP in coming years.

November 13, 2014

Executive action could eradicate dark-money flows through government contractors. 

November 10, 2014

The president calls for the reclassification of Internet services under telecommunications in the name of an open Internet.

November 10, 2014

Focusing on state races where he can generate turnout makes political and policy sense for Obama.

October 30, 2014