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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

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

After waiting years for a decision on their visa applications with no explanation for the delay, nine Iraqis are suing the US government they once worked for.

March 20, 2015

A guilty plea to a misdemeanor, and no jail time.

March 18, 2015

Chris Hayes talks to a GOP congressman who wants to bring back the firing squad about the ethics of the death penalty.

March 12, 2015

The most anti-Iran Democrat in Congress will be charged with corruption, and the neocons are buzzing with conspiracy theories.

March 9, 2015

There is a way President Cruz could still badly damage Obamacare all by himself, even if the Supreme Court upholds the law.

March 5, 2015