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Chris Christie

The governor needs to peddle a moderate image to win re-election in New Jersey, but on everything from reproductive rights to the environment to austerity, he’s very conservative.

Lemoore, California

Without its lifeline, a stream of federal aid, Lemoore is in crisis mode—and residents of all political stripes are united in outrage.

GOP-Fox Circus Act

Post Election Day, is the network's huge audience tuning out?

Occupy the DOE march

The growing movement against education reform is challenging a well-messaged behemoth funded by billionaires and sanctioned by both political parties.

Katrina vanden Heuvel on the battle for paid sick days, Elana Leopold on the fight against Pam Geller's Islamaphobic ads, Sarah Woolf on the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, the editors congratulate Katha for her National Magazine Award nomination

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins pulled off a huge upset in a state legislative race by showing that he cared.

survivalism

Prophecies of government tyranny, financial meltdown and violent anarchy featured on Doomsday Preppers are being absorbed into contemporary conservatism.

Obama in Israel

We continue to obsess about Iran's fantasy weapons, but pay remarkably little attention to the existing nuclear weapons in the region—Israel's.

So long as austerity-mongers have their way, "democracy" is just a buzzword.

Gitmo

Before the Iraq War, there was Guantánamo, the AUMF, My Lai and more. What you don’t know can hurt you.

Blogs

His judicial assistant is married to a top lawyer for Walker’s gubernatorial campaign.

May 8, 2014

A bill considered among the strongest of several competing bids to curb government spying has passed a major legislative hurdle—but not without significant trimming. 

May 8, 2014

Don’t worry, there will also be an opinion section partly aimed at the kiddies who find Fox and The Wall Street Journal too fuddy-duddy.

May 8, 2014

The Nation editor and MSNBC host says we have the facts to show that expanding Obamacare will save lives. Not doing so will cost them.

May 7, 2014

Janet Yellen admits evidence of how inequality is “very worrisome.”

May 7, 2014

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones beats the bankers, the lobbyists and the neocons.

May 7, 2014

But its candidate would rather talk about fishing than foreign policy.

May 6, 2014

Climate change “has moved firmly into the present,” a massive new report finds. But its politics have regressed. 

May 6, 2014

Forget holding a vote: GOP leadership won’t even allow a hearing on long-term jobless benefits inside the Capitol. 

May 6, 2014

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones votes against Wall Street and for campaign reform. Does he stand a chance in the new GOP?

May 5, 2014