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

Nothing deepens your cynicism quicker than the power of money in
American politics.

The early-bird presidential campaign is under way among Democrats with
the usual characteristics.

Eight state legislators who are making a difference.

These are dog days for Democrats. The top-gun President continues to
ride high in the polls, despite the chaos in Iraq.

I wish it had been sex, maybe some of that hot "man on dog" action that
Senator Rick Santorum is so keen on chatting about. But let me not be
picky.

Recently Congress released transcripts of secret testimony of witnesses
summoned before Senator Joseph McCarthy's infamous subcommittee in
hearings that impugned the patriotism of everyone from

Lately, presidential contender Howard Dean has been likening himself to
the late Senator Paul Wellstone.

The right-wing ideologues are dead serious about dismantling government.

Blogs

A Democratic presidential contender raises a provocative issue. It’s time to have this debate.

June 29, 2015

And the GOP presidential contenders are leading the charge.

June 26, 2015

A former Israeli diplomat lashes out against American liberals, the latest demonstration that the Israeli right—not BDS—is liberal Zionism’s real enemy.

June 25, 2015

Inevitability is just about the only thing animating Jindal’s presidential bid.

June 24, 2015

“The American people have the right to hear from the full spectrum of their choices.”

June 24, 2015

Liberals lost the fast-track battle, but don't assume this means TPP will pass.

June 23, 2015

One of the most powerful tools white power groups use to spread their ideology to young people is music.

June 23, 2015

Nell Painter and Herman Melville on American racism as existentialism.

June 23, 2015

The Council of Conservative Citizens, which helped inspire Roof’s rampage, condemns the killings, but says he had “legitimate grievances.”

June 22, 2015

Surging in the polls, Sanders gets an important grassroots endorsement.

June 19, 2015