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Let me tell you about the state of the union: It's lousy. The only real question is whether the President doesn't know it or just doesn't care.

Setting themselves apart is a big job for most Democratic presidential hopefuls.

Affirmative action, so long distorted by its critics, makes an easy political target.

One of the most important votes of 2003 will be cast not in Congress or
in voting booths across the country but at the Federal Communications
Commission.

"Ask for a lawyer immediately upon your arrest," reads the little
informational card the ACLU hands out to citizens.

A continuation of the current situation will undermine Israeli
democracy.

Headlines tell us that United Nations arms inspectors have failed to find a "smoking gun" in their ongoing, unimpeded search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

If Congressional Democrats want to be more than George W.

There is a stunning disconnect between the terrible budget shortfalls
facing states and localities and the priorities of federal tax-cutters.
States face budget deficits of more than $60 billio

Blogs

The low wages the government pays its army of contract workers is exacerbating precarity in the labor force as a whole.

April 22, 2015

Doug Hughes is not a dangerous fruitcake. In fact, he is a small-d democratic idealist who went out of his way to alert the authorities in advance of his so-called “Freedom Flight.”

April 17, 2015

"The rush of modern civilization itself has raised for us new difficulties, new problems which must be solved..."

April 14, 2015

The great historian of Watergate chased Nixon down, as part of a crusade against executive abuses.

April 8, 2015

Our intelligence apparatus, operating in the dark.

April 7, 2015

He’s just five simple steps away from being elected.

March 31, 2015

Of course, Elizabeth Warren should be considered, but so should Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkley.

March 27, 2015

It's a tempting idea, but elevating Warren to the top Senate post is Mission Impossible.

March 27, 2015

Many reformers on the left are optimistic that this time, bipartisan consensus will tilt in a progressive direction.

March 27, 2015

The Congressional Progressive Caucus’s alternative budget was the best proposal. But only ninety-six Democrats backed it.

March 26, 2015