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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

Conservatives attacked Cantor for indicating a willingness to support a new fix for the VRA

June 11, 2014

The Republican who pulled off 2014’s biggest upset is very conservative—and very critical of big corporations.

June 11, 2014

Eric Cantor made one step towards reform— and was punished for it Tuesday night.

June 11, 2014

Today in Washington, Representative Meeks makes a level-headed case for multilateral diplomacy with Iran, while Representative Vargas fears an iranian attack on Los Angeles.

June 10, 2014

The real tragedy of an alleged bribery scandal in Virginia is that hundreds of thousands will be denied health insurance.

June 10, 2014

Senator Elizabeth Warren has a plan to ease this crisis—and Obama just backed it.

June 9, 2014

Putting Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on trial could put the entire, crazy war itself in the dock.

June 9, 2014

Conservative militants struck in Las Vegas and Georgia over the weekend. 

June 9, 2014

An early poll shows him within striking distance of Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania.

June 6, 2014

Seventy-eight men who have been cleared for release remain in interminable detention. 

June 6, 2014