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After Three Mile Island

The 1979 partial meltdown prompted more regulations and greater enforcement. Then in the 1990s, a Republican Congress took aim.

Rep. Peter King’s witnesses tried to paint Muslims as untrustworthy citizens, but other speakers, including LA Sherriff Lee Baca, attested to broad cooperation with law enforcement. 

Zuhdi Jasser

According to Jasser, the Muslim Brotherhood’s mission is to upend the Constitution and impose Sharia law and Islamic “political collectivism” in America.

Jeff Biggers appears on Democracy Now! to talk about the assassination attempt on Congresswoman Giffords in Arizona, what it was like to grow up in a "gun state," and how this act of violence might impact the state of Arizona.

The repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the passage of a landmark food safety bill and the narrow defeat of the DREAM Act all prove that organizing and educating across issues really works.

Republicans have spent their postelection victory lap fearmongering over the deficit. But now they've insisted all Bush tax cuts be extended, at great price to the national debt.

Congress's vote to scale back mandatory sentences for federal crack cocaine offenses was a watershed in the long campaign for better drug policy.

Blogs

Regardless of who wins the presidential election, progressives need to devise a strategy for building a majority.

November 2, 2012

 The GOP's War on Women has spurred another women-led movement to reclaim their rights. 

October 2, 2012

Paul Ryan may claim to be a follower of the anti-government icon, but she would most likely despise him. 

August 20, 2012

In farm country, Paul Ryan won’t talk farm issues. Why? His budget is a direct assault on the rural Americans who decide how battleground states vote.

August 15, 2012

On Wednesday, the USPS went into default. It’s time to elect a legislature that will defend our postal service.

August 3, 2012

Don't expect anything to change at the Department of Defense in 2012.

July 24, 2012

The head of the Bank of England now says bankers’ lies about interest rates “meet my definition of fraud.” Will US officials finally crack down?

July 17, 2012

The Republicans are obsessed with repealing “Obamacare.” Democrats must be obsessed with explaining the Affordable Care Act.

July 11, 2012

The GOP refuses to vote on meaningful legislation. 

July 11, 2012

Why does Tammy Duckworth make Joe Walsh so angry?

July 11, 2012