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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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Seventy-eight men who have been cleared for release remain in interminable detention. 

June 6, 2014

A judiciary subcommittee holds the first hearing ever on the need for a constitutional remedy to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings.

June 5, 2014

A new initiative aims to put wages at the heart of the inequality debate.

June 4, 2014

Near tie in Mississippi forces runoff between a conservative and a conservative who says the conservative isn’t conservative enough.

June 4, 2014

Matt Miller has received hundreds of thousands of dollars for his work for PR and consultancy firms, yet the LA Times characterizes him as outside the system.

June 3, 2014

Not all energy interests are apoplectic about the EPA’s plan to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants. 

June 2, 2014

A floor fight at the party’s convention ended in the governor’s favor.

May 31, 2014

Politicians and the media must focus on the bigger picture: the crisis facing returning veterans and the current inability of the federal government to help them. 

May 30, 2014

Jeb may try to reinvent himself, but he’s got lots of neoconservative connections.

May 30, 2014

She makes moves to challenge Andrew Cuomo from the left as Working Families Party candidate.

May 30, 2014