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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

Can Lady Gaga get a couple of Republicans to do the right thing about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"?

September 21, 2010

Why did Obama keep Timothy Geithner and Lawrence Summers on staff when they helped lay the groundwork for the financial crisis?

September 20, 2010

Newt Gingrich, the current conservative "reality" and the mail.

September 17, 2010

Jeremy Scahill asks why former President George Bush deserves positive recognition for his contributions to the Iraq War.

September 2, 2010

New York State Senator Eric Schneiderman's commitment to transformational politics and progressive values make him the right choice for state attorney general.

August 31, 2010

Could the Democrat who didn't stand a chance beat Palin's protege? A new poll says "yes."

August 30, 2010

Fox's silliest self-promoter tried to claim a piece of the civil rights legacy. But the anniversary march that mattered was in Detroit, where the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the UAW's Bob King called for jobs, justice and peace.

August 28, 2010

 On the media, John McCain, "Hotel California," wives, ex-wives and shows at the Palladium.

August 28, 2010

For Democrats, Republican primaries are the gift that keeps on giving.

August 27, 2010

The GOP's most volatile political player appears to have taken down Republican senator Lisa Murkowski.

August 25, 2010