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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.

John Podesta is just the latest to make use of the White House’s revolving door for lobbyists.

Blogs

At last night's debate, the candidates agreed with Ron Paul that the United States needs to focus on needs at home.

September 13, 2011

Republican presidential candidates think economic and fiscal problems will be solved by magic instead of policies.

September 13, 2011

Republican presidential candidates think economic and fiscal problems will be solved by magic instead of policies.

September 13, 2011

The consumer advocate was joined by Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and former FBI agent Michael German in a sharp critique of the war on terror.

September 12, 2011

Obama laid out a surprisingly ambitious jobs plan—though many economists agree it’s still probably not enough. What else could the government do?

September 9, 2011

 The most striking part of the first full-blown debate in the Republican primary was the total rejection of science. 

September 8, 2011

It was 1988 all over again, as one GOP presidential candidates joked about Al Gore, hailed Michael Dukakis' job-creation record and revealed the dark side of Ronald Reagan's presidency. Then Rick Perry went all Herbert Hoover on Social Security.

September 7, 2011

The candidate comes forward with a detailed economic plan that would hinder recovery and lower revenue. 

September 7, 2011

The Texas governor has won in state by appealing to the GOP base. But how will that play in a national election?

September 7, 2011

Recent polls show that the country is ready for President Obama to confront the GOP.

September 7, 2011