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Democrats face significant obstacles in the fight to strengthen voting rights.

More than a wish list, he offers a framework for 2015 legislative fights and the 2016 campaign.

Black Lives Matter protest

In the wake of the Ferguson uprising, black students nationwide are indicting the state violence they face in American education everyday.

Hawaii

As the campaign for full independence gains momentum, a new view of Hawaiian history is taking hold.

Soldier and humvee in Iraq

Iraqis have a saying: “The rug is never sold”—meaning that there’s always more money to be made from any transaction. American defense contractors would agree.

Sheldon Adelson

United Against Nuclear Iran collected nearly one-third of its 2013 revenue from the Las Vegas–based casino magnate.

American flag

Americans living abroad are burdened with a difficult task: explaining a country that doesn't make much sense.

Drone

Our bloated national security state would boggle the mind of anyone who grew up under the Cold War’s nuclear threat.

2014 Progressive Honor Roll

From the huge climate march in September to racial-justice activism, it was a year that saw renewal of movement-based politics.

Blogs

Democratic National Committee accepts that 2016 race will be competitive. Here's how to make the debates better.

May 5, 2015

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