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

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

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

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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.

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

Greg Page

But will Greg Page’s call to arms influence business leaders? Or the Republicans his firm donates to?

Saba Ahmed

Last week Saba Ahmed became yet another Muslim punching bag for the right, who refuse to listen to her game-changing plan to fight extremism.

Robert Borosage

The irony of American politics is that the right is far weaker than it appears and the left far stronger than it asserts.

Dan Cantor

The debate over endorsing Governor Cuomo showed the party’s power.

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This is what happens when Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Tom Cotton, Cory Gardner and a gang of the world’s richest people meet behind closed doors.

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Weinergate reminds us that we need to elect politicians not just based on their policy positions, but on whether we trust their judgment, honesty and integrity as well.

June 16, 2011

Compared to Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's plan for tax reform, the Bush tax cuts are a quaint example of fiscal restraint.

June 16, 2011

The media has focused too much on Bachmann's self-styled image and not enough on the far-right policy positions and neo-McCarthy politics she has embraced as a member of Congress.

June 15, 2011

Republicans waxing dovish as Obama nears Afghan decision.

June 15, 2011

On Bloggingheads, Dana Goldstein and Amanda Marcotte follow up their debate last week on TheNation.com, exploring Anthony Weiner's future and the role of the sex scandal in American politics.

June 14, 2011

Governor Scott Walker and his allies are renewing their assault on collective bargaining—with plans to insert anti-labor language in the state budget. Will responsible Republicans object?

June 14, 2011

No FBI director since J. Edgar Hoover has served more than ten years. Should Mueller, who oversaw a massive expansion of the bureau's domestic surveillance, be the first?

June 14, 2011

Obama-bashing, yes. But on foreign policy it’s “bring the boys home.”

June 14, 2011

The congresswoman used her first presidential debate appearance to announce her candidacy and steal the limelight from everyone else—except, perhaps, Mitt Romney.

June 13, 2011

"Shouldn't we just get rid of Medicare?” "What's with Obamneycare?” and "Weiner versus Vitter?”

June 13, 2011