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How the Anti-Iran Lobby Machine Dominates Capitol Hill

Neocon think tanks get millions from wealthy donors, which they use to game the system, buy influence—and push for regime change.

by Eli Clifton and Ali Gharib

The 52,000 unaccompanied children who have shown up at the border are fleeing gang violence and have valid claims to asylum.
Posted Jul 16 2014 - 1:44pm
Opponents of marijuana-law reform insist that legalization is dangerous—but the biggest threat is to their own bottom line.
Posted Jul 1 2014 - 9:03pm
The state’s rightward lurch mobilized thousands, but the progressive movement behind Moral Mondays has deep, enduring roots.
Posted Jul 1 2014 - 8:56pm

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Bill de Blasio, Kasim Reed, David Axlerod

With liberal hopes dashed in Washington, political energy is gathering in cities, where social change is actually possible.

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

Student Debt March

Young Americans’ fondness for high-tech innovation could suit our need to shake up the political system.

anti-choice march

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

All the action from this year’s conference

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