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Andrew Cuomo

Both the governor and the WFP went into the weekend needing something from the other. The governor walked away with what he wanted. The party got an IOU.

Fox News

The mainstream and liberal press’s quixotic search for a ‘good’ conservative merely reinforces the soft bigotry of low expectations.

Jerry Brown

He’s brought the state back from the brink—and is poised to easily win re-election.

Ro Khanna

Major tech donors are investing in Ro Khanna. To get to Washington, he’ll have to push another Democrat out of the way.

Charles Krauthammer

Instead of rescuing forgotten truths, neocons like Charles Krauthammer devise novel fallacies.

Bernie Sanders

The Vermont senator has given progressives leverage and a platform, a potent combination.

ANC

Despite major dissatisfaction amongst voters and opposition from fledgling alternative parties, the ruling African National Congress won by a landslide.

Blogs

The GOP is addled by extremist ideology and vengeful partisanship. As the debt-ceiling talks have demonstrated, the party makes the routine difficult and the necessary impossible.

June 28, 2011

In broad strokes Tim Pawlenty’s foreign policy speaks to the American religious right. But up close—like at a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations—he’s a hawkish version of Obama.

June 28, 2011

A sheriff who has stood up to Governor Walker and defended the rule of law is called in to investigate allegations that a Walker ally attacks a state supreme court justice.

June 28, 2011

As Republican threats not to raise the debt ceiling become more credible, the danger to the economy gets more serious.

June 28, 2011

Just like in the movies, Glenn Beck has served his purpose as the sidekick who saves the hero and is then offed by bigger powers that be.

June 28, 2011

With a decision barring matching funds to counter attack ads from privately funded candidates, the court has undermined one of the last tools for fair elections.

June 27, 2011

The Senate heard emotional tales of struggling middle-class families Thursday—but it‘s not clear they can do anything about it.

June 23, 2011

It's going to be hard for President Obama to run as an anti-war candidate in 2012, but a Republican might.

June 22, 2011

Former Democratic leader—and health industry lobbyist—Richard Gephardt comes out against the Independent Payment Review Board, and uses right-wing arguments to attack it.

June 22, 2011

A Senate hearing on hunger among senior citizens laid bare a depressing problem—and showcased two radically different views on the role of government.

June 21, 2011