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The issues that matter most to Americans won’t be adequately explored by a coronation of Hillary Clinton.

Ella Baker

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1957 to 1968.

Rosa Parks

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1919 to 1956.

Jack Matlock makes the case for the United States reaching a practical compromise with Russia.

Bruce Rauner

When a millionaire governor decrees austerity, it’s time for the left to step up.

Tonto National Forest

A giant Anglo-Australian mining company is getting the rights to a huge copper reserve—and we don’t know what American taxpayers are getting in return.

Cowboy Indian Alliance protest against Keystone XL

Keystone XL is part of a new colonial project—and Canada and Mexico are the frontiers.

Several former lobbyists and executives are working crucial staff positions in the new Congress.

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1865 to 1919.

Blogs

The military is still now allowing Manning to grow her hair like a female prisoner.

March 5, 2015

There is a way President Cruz could still badly damage Obamacare all by himself, even if the Supreme Court upholds the law.

March 5, 2015

The right to vote is under the greatest threat since the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

March 5, 2015

A “scathing” report from the Department of Justice traces discriminatory policing back to the city’s reliance on the fines that accompany tickets and arrests.

March 4, 2015

It’s way too early to bet the future of the country on the Clintons’ ability to avoid scandal.

March 4, 2015

The gun-control debate may have receded from memory, but advocates are still pushing Congress to take action.

March 4, 2015

A top defense official says the lack of geographic limits was “very deliberate” and could be used to fight a worldwide war against “extremism.”

March 3, 2015

Few stars campaigned harder for the anti-war candidate’s 1972 presidential bid.

March 2, 2015

The Supreme Court will once again examine the Affordable Care Act—and the Kochs’ deep-seated connections might influence the gavel.

March 2, 2015