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In his years as a state legislator, Walker repeatedly pushed for higher incarceration and a bigger role for the private prison industry.

The issues that matter most to Americans won’t be adequately explored by a coronation of Hillary Clinton.

Ella Baker

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1957 to 1968.

Rosa Parks

A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1919 to 1956.

Jack Matlock makes the case for the United States reaching a practical compromise with Russia.

Bruce Rauner

When a millionaire governor decrees austerity, it’s time for the left to step up.

Tonto National Forest

A giant Anglo-Australian mining company is getting the rights to a huge copper reserve—and we don’t know what American taxpayers are getting in return.

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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

Two leading Senate Democrats blasted the Obama administration for arm-twisting on TPP. 

April 23, 2015