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Allen Duncan, homeless and unemployed, sleeps on a sidewalk

In this election, the deepest division was over whether we are all in this together. 

A vote for Obama in a swing state is a no-brainer, because, on a host of issues, there is a vast partisan difference that should not be ignored.

The former Louisiana governor and Republican presidential candidate is sick of the greedy banking practices that led to the financial crisis.

Romney, the quintessential vulture capitalist, knows the foreign policy debate has always been about maximizing profit.

Mitt Romney

What Romney may privately believe is far less important than the bargains he has made with the far-right Christian base of his party.

Senator McGovern spoke the truth, especially when it was uncomfortable.

Barack Obama

I wish, just once, an endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate would mull over some serious structural issues that are at stake.

Barack Obama

After the first presidential debate, the media follow-up focused almost exclusively on its theatrics and the implications for the “horse race.”

The impact of an Obama presidency is better answered by partisanship than race—but race still matters.

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Obama gave what appeared to be a bland statement on the controversy—but implicitly, he took a side. 

March 12, 2014

A far-right, tax-hating, regulation-strangling libertarian wins over the faithful.

March 8, 2014

The kid in Ryan’s “full stomach…empty soul” CPAC speech is actually an advocate for free school lunches.

March 7, 2014

Some Tea Party supporters grumble, but Christie has a strong reservoir of support at Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, DC.

March 6, 2014

The White House’s “2014 Trade Policy Agenda” rehashes failed ideas that harm rather than help economic renewal.

March 5, 2014

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