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More than a wish list, he offers a framework for 2015 legislative fights and the 2016 campaign.

Black Lives Matter protest

In the wake of the Ferguson uprising, black students nationwide are indicting the state violence they face in American education everyday.

Hawaii

As the campaign for full independence gains momentum, a new view of Hawaiian history is taking hold.

Soldier and humvee in Iraq

Iraqis have a saying: “The rug is never sold”—meaning that there’s always more money to be made from any transaction. American defense contractors would agree.

Sheldon Adelson

United Against Nuclear Iran collected nearly one-third of its 2013 revenue from the Las Vegas–based casino magnate.

American flag

Americans living abroad are burdened with a difficult task: explaining a country that doesn't make much sense.

Drone

Our bloated national security state would boggle the mind of anyone who grew up under the Cold War’s nuclear threat.

2014 Progressive Honor Roll

From the huge climate march in September to racial-justice activism, it was a year that saw renewal of movement-based politics.

Torture Protesters

Unless you’ve experienced it, you can never really know. Here are five books that come closest to conveying the horror.

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For Rudy Giuliani, the greater the threat or instability, the more money he makes. 

February 25, 2015

Too bad he doesn’t actually have the power to stop them.

February 25, 2015

The uprising puts the spotlight on the cozy relationship between private prison corporations and the nation’s immigration enforcement machinery.

February 24, 2015

The United States in the twenty-first century has not even attained the relatively enlightened moral standards of the war in the Philippines.

February 23, 2015

The 2016 contender who last year warned new anti-labor measures were divisive and “a distraction” is back in for a fight with unions.

February 20, 2015

Momentum for criminal justice reform is growing. 

February 20, 2015

The senator finally addressed the growing movement to draft her into the 2016 race. 

February 19, 2015

The shooting of a civil rights activist by an Alabama state trooper led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

February 19, 2015

The ruling suspends President Obama’s executive orders, which were to begin to take effect Wednesday.

February 17, 2015

Instead of writing endless dope stories about a presidential campaign in 2016 and what might happen a year from now, shouldn’t the news media be alerting people to the fight over Social Security Republicans are starting in early 2015?

February 16, 2015