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South Carolina Capitol grounds

South Carolina’s warped public display of its white-supremacist history confronts South Carolinians, white and black, with a stark message about who rules the state.

Iraq

Why Iraq remains a quagmire after decades of intervention, trillions of dollars, the full weight of American military power, and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.

Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will face off in the presidential race—but the real battle will be between the billionaires backing them.

Nancy Pelosi and James Clyburn with President Obama

A revolt by liberal Democrats heralds a new politics.

US Air Force

One US military base, decades of lies, and a crime that has never been faced or righted.

A poster of Edward Snowden in Hong Kong

His claims have been vindicated by the courts, Congress, and the US public. It’s time to bring him home.

President Obama

His progressive critics have been studying trade deals for two decades—and they know what they’re talking about.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

The state of New Jersey has saved millions of dollars by relying on prison labor to refurbish furniture in the governor’s office.

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The fallout from the Edward Snowden fiasco wasn’t just political—it was largely economic.

Surveillance camera and Capitol

A new kind of governance is being born right before our eyes. Stop pretending it’s not happening.

Blogs

Nobody saw this vote coming—but progressive activism delivered a shocking result Friday in Congress.

June 12, 2015

Senators John McCain and Dianne Feinstein have introduced a measure to prevent the CIA from evading the bans on torture that are already law. 

June 10, 2015

The Corinthian strikers are asking for debt justice, not forgiveness.

June 10, 2015

It is worth pausing to consider how far things have moved since the Snowden revelations.

June 2, 2015

An idea that didn't formall exist six weeks ago is picking up a lot of steam.

May 27, 2015

Senate cloture vote limits debate, restricts amendments and erects another barrier to honest discourse about trade policy.

May 21, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

Too many derailments, too many bridge collapses. The neglect has got to stop.

May 13, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015