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Democrat Paul Wellstone, the only vulnerable incumbent senator to vote
against blank-check authorization to use force against Iraq, is locked
in one of the year's closest Senate contests.

It's Friday afternoon in early October at the Working Families Party's
shabby but bustling headquarters in downtown Brooklyn, and no one is
going home early.

As a healthy response to the Bush Administration's war policies, the
number of people taking to the streets in protest is increasing with
each step toward war.

Strategic lessons for a Democratic Party that is having trouble finding its way.

George Bush's speech from Cincinnati was calm, composed, reasonable--a
studied performance calculated to win plaudits from the punditry and the
consent of Congress to an Iraq resolution tailore

With the 1996 welfare law expiring this fall, Congressmembers would do
well to stop congratulating themselves on its alleged successes and turn
their attention to the glaring failures of the ne

I was having dinner at a rather expensive restaurant the other night
when a man I'd never met before threatened to kill me. He was a
distinguished-looking fellow, dressed in a dark suit.

As in a paranoid novel by Don DeLillo, it all comes together in the end.
The Democrats can't stand up to Bush on Iraq because they're afraid of
looking soft on terrorism and Saddam Hussein--but

Democrats in Washington and New Jersey sighed with relief when
scandal-plagued Senator Robert Torricelli ended a doomed run for a
second term.

Blogs

Gary Palmer claims his think tank’s funding is “almost entirely” from individuals. That isn’t true.

September 18, 2014

Fox News becomes a caricature of itself, again.

September 16, 2014

If President Obama denounces military action, why is he preparing for another war in Iraq and Syria?

September 15, 2014

Congress has a constitutional duty to debate and vote on Obama’s plan to expand the US role in Iraq and Syria.

September 10, 2014

Senator Claire McCaskill will convene a hearing on Tuesday before a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee.

September 8, 2014

Audiotape from a strategy session convened by the Koch brothers reveals that McConnell is nothing but a cynical obstructionist. 

September 4, 2014

Instead of waiting for the perfect Congress, Americans should demand that this imperfect Congress act before the election.

September 2, 2014

Keith Ellison and John Lewis are right: the US should recognize union organizing as a civil right.

August 31, 2014

Some of the hundreds of thousands of Mexican immigrants who were expelled from the United States after signing voluntary departure forms may be allowed to return and seek legal status

August 27, 2014