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Progressives have forgotten that taxes do more than just raise money.

In a wide-ranging conversation, he discusses the surveillance state, the American political system and the price he’s paid for his understanding of patriotism.

Laura Poitras

The filmmaker behind the new Citizenfour talks about Snowden, the NSA and her dangerous pen.

The vendetta against him and whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling reflects an antidemocratic goal: the uninformed consent of the governed.

At a June, Koch-organized summit, Arizona Republican Doug Ducey begged billionaire favor by linking himself to the union-busting Wisconsinite and announcing, “I can't emphasize enough the power of organizations like this.”

Eric Holder

The attorney general was a champion of civil rights—but not civil liberties.

ISIS Tank

If we don’t act now, constitutional restraints on presidential warmaking will be eviscerated.

Zephyr Teachout

A vote for Teachout is a demand for a more progressive, ideas-driven politics.

Blogs

A Dickensian year when food stamps were cut and bankers got everything they wanted

December 24, 2014

The USPS will deliver 15.5 billion pieces of mail this season. Yet it is threatened by devastating closures and cuts.

December 23, 2014

“It is unacceptable that the Defense Department continues to waste massive amounts of money,” Sanders argues.

December 18, 2014

A review of the Obama administration's deportation practices reveals flagrant disregard for the law, and even human life.

December 17, 2014

The history of US-Cuban relations in the last fifty-five years is the history of the loss of American prestige.

December 17, 2014

Doesn’t our acknowledgment of the abuse prove our fundamental decency?

December 15, 2014

Alexander Cockburn, Jonathan Schell and others on “the habit of torture,” baked into society itself.

December 15, 2014

Out of the Senate debate over another sellout to the big banks comes the clarion call for a new populist politics.

December 14, 2014

The congressional showdown has given us an exciting glimpse of what the future might look like if they lead the way for a liberal insurgency.

December 12, 2014

Yoo’s “torture memo“ was part of a Bush administration conspiracy to violate the federal torture act.

December 12, 2014