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GOP senators at press conference

Through a half-century of foreign policy hardball, there’s a line I’ve never crossed.

New legislation in the Senate is a first step to giving the more than 70 million Americans with criminal records a second chance.

Ashton Carter in Afghanistan

These well-dressed Washington think-tankers love nothing more than an invasion.

Drone in Afghanistan

An internal Air Force memo reveals that the US military’s drone wars are in major trouble.

CPAC

As long as the GOP can put a patina of reasonableness over its conservative ideology, its candidates stand a chance.

Toni Morrison

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1991 to 2015.

The Raines family in 1969

In 1971, I helped burglarize an FBI office and leaked documents that exposed J. Edgar Hoover’s abuses of power. Here’s what that experience taught me.

Blogs

Democratic National Committee accepts that 2016 race will be competitive. Here's how to make the debates better.

May 5, 2015

Conservatives say they hate identity politics, but they practice a particularly crude version of them.

May 4, 2015

The very different candidates for the Democratic nomination have a lot to debate.

April 30, 2015

A bill recently passed by the Maryland Legislature would restore voting rights to 40,000 people, the majority of them African-American.

April 30, 2015

“America does not belong to the billionaire class,” he says, “it belongs to all of us.”

April 28, 2015

"People who were cheated and people who have been buried in debt just keep on paying and the government keeps on collecting,” the Senator said Monday at a forum on student loans.

April 28, 2015

Obama's barb worked because it had the ring of truth.

April 27, 2015

Neocons will lose the Iran fight because their bankrupt ideology is too partisan, but they’re winning the war of ideas in the GOP.

April 24, 2015

In a lengthy call with reporters, Obama pushed back hard on liberal criticisms of his trade bill.

April 24, 2015

How can we judge the latest Clinton scandal when the reporting around it is so murky?

April 23, 2015