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Can the entire narrative of the last few months of the Democratic nomination fight be found in the second Star Wars film?

As far as Hillary Clinton is concerned, if you disagree with her gas tax plan, you're an elitist.

Shelby Steele's book on Barack Obama, an outdated critique of identity politics, misses the candidate's essential power.

A conversation with Andrew Bacevich about what conservatives and progressives can hope for in the post-Bush era.

We'd expect Fox News to cover Barack Obama unfairly, but who knew the so-called "liberal media" would follow their lead so often?

Democratic activism and Obama's campaign have turned Doylestown, Pennsylvania, from solid red to purple--maybe even blue.

Can Barack Obama get racially mixed communities in Pennsylvania's small towns to bowl together?

If Obama's remarks on poor white voters were gauche, the responses they elicited have been galling.

He's not a real fighter. He's too pretty and doesn't want to get his looks messed up.

The future has arrived: progressives can make a difference to ensure Barack Obama is our next President.

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) will propose a diplomacy and accountability amendment.

September 10, 2013

The Los Angeles gathering of the nation’s largest labor federation included high-profile Democratic guests, soul-searching about diversity, and signs of a coming floor fight.

September 9, 2013

Obama’s choice delays military intervention and opens way for debate on whether strikes are justified.

August 31, 2013

President Obama speaks eloquently about the economic goals of the March on Washington, but passes up opportunities to stand with low-wage workers.

August 30, 2013

More than 150 House Democrats and Republicans say: “Congress must assert our authority.”

August 29, 2013

The Obama administration watches as US regional influence declines.

August 15, 2013

Things are complicated with Russia, but that's no excuse for cancelling an important summit meeting with the nation's president.

August 12, 2013

Backing Al Qaeda in Syria while fighting it in Iraq? And launching random drones in Yemen?

August 12, 2013

Obama’s better bargain is a disturbing snapshot of a skewed political system.

July 31, 2013