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The giggle factor might propel a Jesse Ventura wannabe into management of the world's sixth-largest economy.

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Read special extracts from Jonathan Schell's new book, The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and The Will of the People.

The sullen attitude of most Democratic politicians toward young people
is reflected in Hillary Clinton's memoir, Living History, in
which she laments that people between the ages of 18 a

California has often spun the cautionary tales of American progress.
Smog. Sprawl. Ronald Reagan.

A speech at NYU offers a stinging condemnation of Bush's leadership on the war.

Once they snubbed "Republicrats"; now they're set to oust Bush by any
means.

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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