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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

Both Rush Limbaugh and Don Draper desperately need advertising to save them. 

May 22, 2015

Can Democrats seize the populist moment in 2016?

May 22, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

The fear-mongering senator from South Carolina is expected to announce his bid for the GOP nomination in June. 

May 19, 2015

A Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions could make higher education available for all.

May 19, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015

A conversation with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal.

May 14, 2015

If he really believed in “the right to be left alone,” he’d fight for women to have as much control over their bodies as their phone records.

May 12, 2015

The clear presence of a populist reform agenda might be the biggest surprise of the 2016 election season thus far.

May 12, 2015

Texas messes with the Feds.

May 8, 2015