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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

Yes, it’s 2011, but Obama’s Department of Justice is still fighting to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that defines marriage as being the legal union of a man and a woman.

January 14, 2011

It is irresponsible, at best, for ABC to further the Sarah Palin death-threat-meme based on hearsay from her aides without any corroborating evidence.

January 13, 2011

A budget plan put forth by Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) may make a $1.4 billion cut in public higher education institutions in the state.

January 13, 2011

Sarah Palin joins hyper-defensive conservatives in attacking dialogue that considers the political climate as part of the explanation for the hooting rampage that wounded Congresswoman Giffords and left six dead. But a Tucson newspaper argues: "It's logical to try to make sense of such horror."

January 12, 2011

The attack on Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson was an assault on democracy.

January 11, 2011

What we see when we see the photos of the first twenty detainees the Bush administration transferred to Camp X-Ray.

January 11, 2011

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who took pay-to-play politics to extremes, is sentenced to jail time. It's a small measure of accountability for the large crime of subverting democracy.

January 10, 2011

Christina-Taylor Green was nine years old. She was born on September 11, 2001. She died on January 8, 2011 in Tucson, along with a federal judge and four others in a shooting targeting her Congresswoman.

January 10, 2011

Saturday's shootings reminded me that a democratic republic requires much more sacrifice than I had allowed myself to remember when I have advised you to run for public office.

January 10, 2011

After the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, will the Republicans rename their "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act"?

January 10, 2011