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Cheney and Friends

Since 9/11, power-hungry political leaders have eviscerated the First Amendment—and we’ve allowed them to do it.

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.

Blogs

The Obama administration wants states to develop assessments for pre-schoolers. Here’s how it would work in the classroom.

July 6, 2011

Establishment pundits have finally figured out that the Republican Party has been completely consumed by right-wing extremism.

July 5, 2011

The Republican presidential contender needs to learn a lot more about the radicals who made the America revolution -- especially Tom Paine.

July 2, 2011

Medicare and Medicaid are strong and necessary programs. The only real threat they face comes from House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan and Republicans who would voucherize it.

July 2, 2011

South Carolina Republicans’ zeal for budget-cutting may deprive them of their quadrennial turn in the spotlight.

June 30, 2011

After a fierce battle, it appeared Wall Street lost a battle in Washington—until the Federal Reserve swooped in to save the day. 

June 30, 2011

Democrats should demand fair taxation, but they cannot support cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in exchange for new revenue.

June 29, 2011

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