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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.

India elections

When Indians go to the polls starting April 7th, the country’s system of democracy will be at risk.

Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen’s party has emerged as a formidable political force not just nationally, but locally. 

Venezuela protest

The same mentality that promotes secret schemes aimed at regime change abroad will be applied at home.

NSA headquarters

Everything you always wanted to know about CIA practices, proper cyberwar behavior and invasion etiquette. 

Blogs

Corporate money corrupts, warns former senator, in a call for the netroots to challenge those in both parties who "dance with the devil."

June 17, 2011

Weinergate reminds us that we need to elect politicians not just based on their policy positions, but on whether we trust their judgment, honesty and integrity as well.

June 16, 2011

Compared to Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's plan for tax reform, the Bush tax cuts are a quaint example of fiscal restraint.

June 16, 2011

The media has focused too much on Bachmann's self-styled image and not enough on the far-right policy positions and neo-McCarthy politics she has embraced as a member of Congress.

June 15, 2011

Republicans waxing dovish as Obama nears Afghan decision.

June 15, 2011

On Bloggingheads, Dana Goldstein and Amanda Marcotte follow up their debate last week on TheNation.com, exploring Anthony Weiner's future and the role of the sex scandal in American politics.

June 14, 2011

Governor Scott Walker and his allies are renewing their assault on collective bargaining—with plans to insert anti-labor language in the state budget. Will responsible Republicans object?

June 14, 2011

No FBI director since J. Edgar Hoover has served more than ten years. Should Mueller, who oversaw a massive expansion of the bureau's domestic surveillance, be the first?

June 14, 2011

Obama-bashing, yes. But on foreign policy it’s “bring the boys home.”

June 14, 2011

The congresswoman used her first presidential debate appearance to announce her candidacy and steal the limelight from everyone else—except, perhaps, Mitt Romney.

June 13, 2011