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Building destroyed by a bomb made there by the Weathermen, March 6, 1970.

How an excesses of idealism and the embrace of violence harmed the American left in the 1970s.

Jeb Bush speaks at Economic Club in Detroit

Jeb Bush may impress foreign leaders just because he’s not his brother—but that’s not enough.

University of North Carolina

What began as isolated ideological attacks is looking more and more like a wholesale gutting of the state’s public colleges.

Hillary Clinton

Clinton is running as a feminist—and that matters for all women.

Twenty-one states have refused to expand Medicaid, leaving millions of sick Americans without decent healthcare. 

Bernie Sanders

In his eight years as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Bernie Sanders revitalized the economy and solidified support for progressive municipal policies.

American soldier and flag

The first step is to accept the fact that American power is limited and global rule is an impossible fantasy.

Blogs

Benjamin Netanyahu opts to welcome a likely Iran nuclear deal with a silly propaganda cartoon, exposing himself as the real joke.

July 1, 2015

Economists are exploring ways the Federal Reserve might help close the gap on inequality.

June 30, 2015

A closer examination reveals the anatomy of a legislative movement and demonstrates how grassroots pressure can turn what some considered a fringe issue into a political juggernaut.

June 30, 2015

Can't you just feel the Jeb-mentum?

June 30, 2015

A Democratic presidential contender raises a provocative issue. It’s time to have this debate.

June 29, 2015

And the GOP presidential contenders are leading the charge.

June 26, 2015

A former Israeli diplomat lashes out against American liberals, the latest demonstration that the Israeli right—not BDS—is liberal Zionism’s real enemy.

June 25, 2015

Inevitability is just about the only thing animating Jindal’s presidential bid.

June 24, 2015

“The American people have the right to hear from the full spectrum of their choices.”

June 24, 2015