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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

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

Liberals lost the fast-track battle, but don't assume this means TPP will pass.

June 23, 2015

One of the most powerful tools white power groups use to spread their ideology to young people is music.

June 23, 2015

Nell Painter and Herman Melville on American racism as existentialism.

June 23, 2015

The Council of Conservative Citizens, which helped inspire Roof’s rampage, condemns the killings, but says he had “legitimate grievances.”

June 22, 2015

Surging in the polls, Sanders gets an important grassroots endorsement.

June 19, 2015