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Zephyr Teachout

Andrew Cuomo’s unlikely challenger for Governor of New York is gaining endorsements and giving him a headache.

There’s more collaboration between progressive groups—and more coordination among donors—than ever before.

Voting

Conservatives are pouring big money into these contests to get a leg up on the 2016 presidential race.

David Bromwich

Does David Bromwich’s idea of a Burkean left amount to anything more than contempt for Obama?

CIA Headquarters

We have built over thirty building complexes for top-secret intelligence work since 2001—and our security state just keeps growing. 

Neocon think tanks get millions from wealthy donors, which they use to game the system, buy influence—and push for regime change.

immigrant detention center

President Obama is showing little concern for international law, and none at all for Washington’s historic responsibility in Central America.

Protest

There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, and yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights.

stop abortion sign

While the Court did not strike down barrier zones in other states and cities, the people who brought us McCullen can take those statutes on next.

Billie Holiday

Joshua DuBois makes an unconvincing argument against the criticism of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

Blogs

Obama surrendered to Republicans to get a job-killing, growth-stifling debt-ceiling deal. It was a horrible mistake. Now, with markets tanking, will the president make that mistake again?

August 4, 2011

It might, but it’s going to take a lot of work to counter the Iron Triangle and its lobbyists.

August 4, 2011

Tim Pawlenty knows that his only route to the Republican nomination is by process of elimination, so he’s trying to eliminate Michele Bachmann. 

August 3, 2011

Despite playing a hugely damaging role in the 2009 financial collapse, credit rating agencies were a central player in the debt ceiling debate. When will Washington learn to ignore them?

August 3, 2011

Republican obstructionism is hurting Obama as much as the GOP’s hostage-taking negotiating strategy on the economy.

August 3, 2011

Once again, the Koch Brothers are pouring money into a campaign to keep Wisconsin Democrats from voting in the recall elections.

August 3, 2011

Americans for Prosperity just sent misleading information about voting to thousands of Wisconsinites.

August 3, 2011

A Democratic Senate endorses a plan that Bernie Sanders warns risks “devastating cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid...”

August 2, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry argues that the debt deal will only make it more difficult for the federal government to foster the economic recovery the American people so desperately want.

August 2, 2011

The political and economic elite are drifting further and further away from the rest of the country.

August 2, 2011