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Bank of America

The Obama administration’s inclination to rely on the private sector to solve major societal problems can lead to dysfunction, if not chaos.

State of the Union

Only continued pressure from grassroots activists will force Washington to do the right thing.

Chile election

Marca Tu Voto AC, a citizens’ group, is spearheading the national effort to overhaul Chile’s 1980 constitution. 

SIGINT map

One key goal of NSA surveillance of world leaders is not US national security but political blackmail—as it has been since 1898.

Redskins helmets

Conservatives have a convenient belief that when it comes to racism, it’s all about intent. 

The full text of the new Seattle city council member’s inauguration speech.

Fiorello LaGuardia

Fiorello La Guardia also took office in a time of crisis—and he was open to new ideas and bold reforms.

Surveillance

The modern national security state can be understood as a proselytizing warrior religion, complete with its own sacred texts, holy orders and warrior priests. 

2013 Progressive Honor Roll

We celebrate these heroes both for their accomplishments of the past year and their determination to do even more in 2014.

Blogs

At the Value Voters Summit in Washington, Republicans claim we cannot safely trim Defense spending. 

October 7, 2011

Since they can no loner ignore the occupation, the mainstream media has decided to mock and dismiss it instead.

October 6, 2011

The voting rights of more than 5 million people will be affected by the legislation. The number is higher than the margin of victory in two of the past three presidential elections. 

October 4, 2011

The president calls new GOP voting changes a “big mistake” and instructs the Justice Department to investigate.

October 4, 2011

 Representative Barney Frank had strong words for his colleagues on the supercommittee at Take Back America 2011 this morning. 

October 4, 2011

The name of his family hunting ranch raises questions about his race politics. So what’s his record on civil rights issues?

October 4, 2011

It's people-powered, no-tech, lo-fi and astonishingly slow. But the human microphone, an adaptation to New York's laws against amplified sound, may be Occupy Wall Street's secret weapon.

October 3, 2011

 A savvy Democratic congressman warns that House and Senate Democrats had best be thinking about how to run and win even if Obama stumbles. History suggests that his point is well worth considering.

October 3, 2011

Previous protests have presented detailed policy proposals to no avail. Maybe it’s time to try something new.

October 3, 2011

Come on Christie, just do it. 

October 3, 2011