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Although media attention has been focused on civil violence in the Baghdad area, Iraq's vast and vulnerable network of oil pipelines and pumping stations has become a major battlefield in the ong

Exxon has used the legal system to avoid paying damages for the Valdez spill.

Eric Alterman and Mark Green would like to thank Jenny Stepp for her research on this article.

Paul Wellstone would have loved the turn the race for the Democratic presidential nomination has taken.

Percy Daley has seen a lot of politics in his eighty years, but he never saw anything like the crowd that showed up at the Belfast, Maine, city hall when Democrats gathered for their presidential

The Bush Administration's apparent motto: "Leave no defense contractor behind."

A questionable plan to wire poor schools has turned into a business boondoggle.

Democrats need to offer a compelling vision of a morally based social contract.

Blogs

The key to revitalizing the economy is freeing up still-frozen credit markets. 

September 30, 2010

The Devil we know certainly has friends. Time for other voices to be raised, loud, fast.

September 22, 2010

Why did Obama keep Timothy Geithner and Lawrence Summers on staff when they helped lay the groundwork for the financial crisis?

September 20, 2010

Just as the sequel to Oliver Stone's 1987 classic hits theaters, Obama appointee Elizabeth Warren will take on a new generation of Wall Street swindlers.

September 20, 2010

Progressives worry that Obama is being "coy" about the authority he has handed the consumer champion. They're right to worry, and to keep the pressure on.

September 17, 2010

Some musical selections, and on News Corp.'s donation to the Republicans.

August 19, 2010

We need government which has the might and the revenues to run a state. Not rich guys with whims and PR dollars.

August 10, 2010

How does a student afford mandatory expenses for college without graduating $5,000 or more in the red? Consider credit unions, instead of credit card companies.

August 3, 2010

Obama claims the legislation soon to be voted on in the Senate will prevent future financial meltdowns. But the Wisconsin Democrat says that simply is not the case.

July 14, 2010

Nation Washington Editor Christopher Hayes tells Rachel Maddow that jumping on the GOP's conflicted messages about BP's liability for the Gulf spill is a way for Democrats to "cleve" the Republican party.

June 22, 2010