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Why This Fall’s Elections for Secretaries of State Are So Important

Conservatives are pouring big money into these contests to get a leg up on the 2016 presidential race.

by John Nichols

President Obama must seek authorization for any further military action from both the UN Security Council and Congress.
Posted Aug 13 2014 - 1:30pm
Forty years after President Richard Nixon resigned, our leaders have become even less accountable.
Posted Aug 8 2014 - 6:06pm
It’s time for Congress to eliminate the immigrant detention mandate.
Posted Aug 13 2014 - 1:25pm

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The law, passed in 1993 with near-unanimous support, has become an excuse for bigotry, superstition and sectarianism.

Kiev’s siege of the Donbass, supported by the Obama administration, is escalating an already perilous crisis. 

Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.

Zephyr Teachout

Andrew Cuomo’s unlikely challenger for Governor of New York is gaining endorsements and giving him a headache.

There’s more collaboration between progressive groups—and more coordination among donors—than ever before.