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Supreme Court

The McCutcheon campaign finance ruling is only the latest in a series of bad decisions that have sparked growing grassroots resistance.

Too many for-profit colleges leave their students mired in debt and facing grim job prospects. So why doesn’t the government turn off the tap?

These days everyone wants to ‘create opportunity,’ but few want a class war.

India elections

When Indians go to the polls starting April 7th, the country’s system of democracy will be at risk.

Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen’s party has emerged as a formidable political force not just nationally, but locally. 

Venezuela protest

The same mentality that promotes secret schemes aimed at regime change abroad will be applied at home.

NSA headquarters

Everything you always wanted to know about CIA practices, proper cyberwar behavior and invasion etiquette. 

Blogs

House Republicans passed a bill blocking TSA unionization yesterday, fulfilling a long-held goal.

June 3, 2011

Romney's "evolving" stance on abortion—and a long list of other issues—won't sell in what's becoming a party of social-policy purists.

June 2, 2011

The same rightwing that went ballistic over Kerry‘s cheese and Obama‘s mustard is eerily silent on Trump’s fork-enabled method of downing pizza.

June 2, 2011

The legal logic arguing that political donations equal free speech is being pushed to dangerous—but predictable—new frontiers.

June 2, 2011

 President Obama has been strangely silent in the debt ceiling debate, leaving only the increasingly radical demands of the Tea Party to be heard. What's next?

June 1, 2011

Republicans are using every trick in the book to prevent the confirmation of well-qualified Obama administration nominees.

June 1, 2011

Herman Cain’s candidacy is a cautionary tale against the simplistic racial reasoning that has dominated American political discourse.

June 1, 2011

Our country has adopted a distorted definition of political courage, one that rewards those, like Paul Ryan, who claim to be making hard choices—when in truth they've taken an easy path.

May 31, 2011

Though traditionally thought to be the most “pro-military” party, Republicans in Washington don't seem to care about struggling veterans and active duty service members. 

May 29, 2011

Warren's biggest problem isn't the Republicans. It's Obama's finance boys who don't want an outspoken consumer advocate in a powerful role.

May 27, 2011