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We all had our youthful indiscretions that haunt or amuse us for the rest of our lives. Mine was conservatism.

It now seems clear, from what we hear,
That Gary Hart will reappear.
(He ran well once, but then he slipped;
He couldn't keep his trousers zipped.)

Arnie Arnesen does not know exactly when the political wind shifted. It
might have been on the day Trent Lott was forced to step down as Senate
majority leader.

Progressive journals are key in creating a movement, but they lack support.

My friend Ruth Rosen, who writes a terrific column for the San
Francisco Chronicle
, advised her readers to go to the antiwar
marches organized by International ANSWER but to take their o

Setting themselves apart is a big job for most Democratic presidential hopefuls.

Being a citizen in America today feels a bit like being the student at
the bottom of the class. We are continually reminded of how we are
falling down on the job. Not enough of us vote.

Korea has the bomb, but not to worry.
It's not a crisis. No, we needn't hurry
To get inspections back. Why try to spot
The weapons they already say they've got?

Blogs

The cult of objectivity requires Beltway journalists to ignore the GOP's culpability in creating this artificial crisis.

July 27, 2011

After Anders Breivik murdered dozens of young socialists, Beck compared the dead to “Hitler Youth.” But the slain were actually heirs to a great tradition of battling Nazis.

July 26, 2011

After years of unnecessary spending and tax cuts, Republican politicians are finally complaining about unfathomable amounts of debt.

July 26, 2011

According to Washington, the crisis of the hour is the debt ceiling. According to ordinary Americans, the crisis is unemployment.

July 26, 2011

Ari Melber joins former Senator Ben Bradley to discuss the debt ceiling crisis.

July 25, 2011

Mitt Romney constantly attacks President Obama's record on job growth. But it turns out Romney’s record on it is weak and many of his claims are misleading.

July 25, 2011

ALEC is a toxic alliance of corporations and state legislatures that work together to ensure that corporate interests stay at the top of legislative agendas across the country.

July 25, 2011

As global markets begin to stall because of GOP gamesmanship, the pointman on fiscal issues for Britain's conservative-led government warns that the extremists who are attacking the US economy could create a worldwide crisis.

 

 

July 25, 2011

The latest Democratic proposal doesn’t demand revenue increases in exchange for spending cuts—but it lets the party fight on the Bush tax cuts next year. 

July 25, 2011

There are plenty of real problems with Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus. But her migraines and his mannerisms are not two of them.

July 24, 2011