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IRS building

It’s absurd to expect agency auditors to sort out confusing, outdated campaign finance laws and regulations.

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.

Blogs

McConnell fights for “the little guy” at a secret billionaire summit.

June 18, 2014

The Tea Party is losing influence, and centrist Republicans are losing patience with it.

June 18, 2014

The federal government is really bad at preserving records—and this has led to many scandals.

June 18, 2014

Kentucky’s US Senate race takes off-the-record to the public.

June 17, 2014

Dispatches from the party of "no" (and not much else).

June 17, 2014

There are some political races in America that are classic examples of a healthy democracy in action. Kentucky’s US Senate race is not one of them.

June 16, 2014

Clinton reverts back to one of the worst Bush-era tropes on the war.

June 16, 2014

At Romney event in Utah, Christie says about Bridgegate, “It will be fine.”

June 16, 2014

Why Stephen Cohen believes that the United States’ ongoing inimical relationship with Russia is a “betrayal of American national interests.”

June 16, 2014

From Bergdahl to the Las Vegas cop killers, Fox and friends enter Orwell’s “Eastasia.”

June 16, 2014