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Early voting

The focus of left politics must be to change the terms of a debate that leaves us with impoverished choices. It's only in the context of a shriveled political imagination that that looks like nihilism.

Act of Killing

The brilliant Oscar-nominated film The Act of Killing depicts the horrifying mass murder in Indonesia in the 1960s—but the US was no mere observer. 

FISA order

The revelations of whistleblowers lead us to believe that we know a great deal about the secret world of Washington. This is an illusion.

On paper, the influence-peddling business is drying up. But lobbying money is flooding into Washington, DC, like never before. What’s going on?

This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

Fix the Debt leadership

A funny thing happened on the way to the fiscal cliff: real people fought back. 

Afghanistan drone

It’s still possible to remember, almost nostalgically, how the Fifth Amendment used to guarantee Americans due process.

Al From

Failing upward at the Democratic Leadership Council with Al From.

Dick Cheney

It was Dick Cheney, more than any other official, who set the terms for the post-9/11 world we all share.

IRS building

New IRS regulations for 501(c)(4) groups may damage the ability of everyday Americans to have an impact on the political process.

Blogs

Forty percent of households headed by someone under the age of thirty-five are saddled with student debt, unable to buy homes, raise families and secure their futures.  

April 23, 2014

A Fighting Chance is a poignant, populist book that frames a direction for Democrats.

April 23, 2014

All American patriots should have the right to bring their cows to the top of the Empire State Building.

April 23, 2014

Rejecting Keystone isn’t a comprehensive solution, but it would signal that the easy cycle of business as usual can be disrupted. 

April 22, 2014

Fossil fuel companies spend just a tiny fraction of their colossal profits on lobbying, and get that back by an order of magnitude in tax subsidies, but they still have Washington in a stranglehold. 

April 22, 2014

If the New Jersey governor falters, Jeb Bush is waiting—but he has troubles of his own.

April 21, 2014

A Kansas represented by the outgoing HHS secretary would tell Democrats to get over their timidity.

April 18, 2014

For families torn apart, Obama’s failure to reform deportation procedures is a matter of life and death. 

April 17, 2014

The GOP favorite to replace North Carolina senator Walter Jones is a longtime political consultant for the biggest predators on Wall Street.

April 17, 2014