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On paper, the influence-peddling business is drying up. But lobbying money is flooding into Washington, DC, like never before. What’s going on?

This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

Fix the Debt leadership

A funny thing happened on the way to the fiscal cliff: real people fought back. 

Afghanistan drone

It’s still possible to remember, almost nostalgically, how the Fifth Amendment used to guarantee Americans due process.

Al From

Failing upward at the Democratic Leadership Council with Al From.

Dick Cheney

It was Dick Cheney, more than any other official, who set the terms for the post-9/11 world we all share.

IRS building

New IRS regulations for 501(c)(4) groups may damage the ability of everyday Americans to have an impact on the political process.

Conservative religious thinkers and their intellectual crusades.

The power brokers of both parties are already busy trying to shut down debate and shut out alternatives for 2016.

Obama and Singh

On human rights, nuclear energy, climate change and more, the US and India are set to clash. 

Blogs

Why we shouldn't listen to the neocons on Iran. 

July 21, 2014

The New Jersey governor is crossing his fingers and hoping that scandals at home don’t blow up in his face.

July 21, 2014

Warren’s Netroots Nation speech was populist, progressive and specific. The base cheered. Party leaders should listen.

July 19, 2014

So far, the answer is no, they don’t. Except their fallback position, the old neocon catechism.

July 18, 2014

The backers of the reformicons are mostly Wall Street and hedge fund types, naturally.

July 17, 2014

As deceptive right-wing attacks on Social Security continue, some Democrats have gone on the offensive—seeking to expand rather than cut the vital program.

July 17, 2014

Part I of a three-part series by Christie Watch on the reformicons, the debate to reinvent the GOP, and who's behind them.

July 16, 2014

Senate legislation could put the pro-choice movement back on the offensive.

July 15, 2014

A potential 2016 presidential candidate adds a moral message—and tone—to discourse.

July 15, 2014

Pundits and politicians agree: Edward Snowden did something naughty. But what do the people think?

July 15, 2014