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Refusing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, Republicans are leaving rape victims with few options.

The man renowned as an anti-tax ideologue is actually a typical K Street operator.

Former senator Phil Gramm helped pass laws that let the banks go wild, yet he’s stayed silent on UBS’s crimes.

In guarding ourselves against remote dangers, we make ourselves more vulnerable.

Voces de la Frontera

From Bernie Sanders to Boots Riley, from Marcia Moody to Jane McAlevey, we celebrate nineteen activists, movements and politicians.

Lee Fang on the NRA’s real mission, Allison Kilkenny on Occupy the NRA, John Nichols on ALEC and guns, the editors on Josh Eidelson's Sidney Award

The median income of people over age 65 is less than $20,000. The solution is not to cut that further.

It’s past time for the rule to stop banks from making making risky bets with consumers’ money. But a House committee hearing devoted itself to stalling and lying about the Volcker Rule.

Lingeman’s new book looks at postwar America through the lens of film noir.

The Republican Convention

The formerly Grand Old Party’s cosmetic changes won’t win them the next election.

Blogs

When Super PAC contributions and dark money are taken into account, David and Charles Koch spent over $412 million during the last election cycle. 

March 7, 2014

The kid in Ryan’s “full stomach…empty soul” CPAC speech is actually an advocate for free school lunches.

March 7, 2014

Some Tea Party supporters grumble, but Christie has a strong reservoir of support at Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, DC.

March 6, 2014

Vermont independent wants to talk to progressives about a 2016 run, about whether to do so as a Democrat. “If I run,” he says, “my job…is to build the kind of coalition that can win—that can transform politics.”

March 6, 2014

Some of Jolly's clients won millions of dollars worth of contracts from Young after Jolly left a staff position with the representative to take up lobbying. 

March 5, 2014

For Christie 2016, New Hampshire is key primary territory. But Bridgegate dogs him there, too.

March 5, 2014

The unlikely allies are leading a push to reform sentencing guidelines for nonviolent drug offenders.

March 4, 2014

Sunday's march on the White House offered a reminder of just how serious young voters are about this issue.

March 3, 2014

It seems that he is, but it isn’t clear that other Republicans are taking him seriously.

March 3, 2014

The return of the left-wing fantasy that there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans.

March 3, 2014