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Cowboy Indian Alliance

If the Nevada rancher is forced to pay taxes or grazing fees, he should pay them to the Shoshone.

There’s growing evidence that the Obama administration is providing just enough aid to the rebels to sustain the war, but not enough to topple Assad.


The fiftieth anniversary celebrations of Johnson’s Great Society agenda should not overlook the travesties of the war. 

Stop torture

Unlike the rest of us, members of our national security state exist in what might be called ‘post-legal’ America. 

Supreme Court

The McCutcheon campaign finance ruling is only the latest in a series of bad decisions that have sparked growing grassroots resistance.

Too many for-profit colleges leave their students mired in debt and facing grim job prospects. So why doesn’t the government turn off the tap?

These days everyone wants to ‘create opportunity,’ but few want a class war.


The media is acting like the bizarre result in Florida's straw poll indicates real movement in the GOP primary. It doesn't. 

September 24, 2011

Republicans are once again using crucial government functions as pawns in a larger ideological game. 

September 23, 2011

The problem is not that sports and politics don't mix, but that for the league owners, sports and certain types of politics don't mix.

September 23, 2011

Alterman on classic rock and jazz, Reed on cliché's gravitational pull over media.

September 23, 2011

Romney said that the president takes his inspiration “from socialist democrats in Europe.” Gingrich decried “Obama's socialist policies.” They are ridiculously wrong.

September 23, 2011

As the Fox News/Google debate made clear, the Republican primary is devolving into an absurd contest over which candidate for government office will destroy government most.

September 22, 2011

A new Gallup poll shows that the health care bill has resulted in fewer young adults without health insurance. 

September 22, 2011

Right-wingers are attacking Ben Bernanke for taking modest steps to bolster the economy. But the Fed is not doing nearly enough.

September 22, 2011

Is the DC media really this confused about public opinion on taxing millionaires?

September 22, 2011

Several members of Congress addressed Medicaid supporters at a rally on Capitol Hill, aimed at protecting the program from potentially painful cuts. 

September 21, 2011