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The unions and Democrats came up just one seat short in a tumultuous uphill battle to take control of the state Senate, but was what happened a victory or a defeat?

Congress is technically on recess—but the Republican Congress is still holding symbolic meetings to prevent Obama's recess appointments.

When Congress, the president and the media run roughshod over popular will and citizen action, small-d democracy pays the price.

According to Jeff Madrick’s Age of Greed, the US’s plunge into financial crisis began long before the recent round of deregulation and bailouts.

Instead of growing the economy, both political parties have become obsessed with the debt crisis and ignored what the American people really want—jobs.

The Obama administration has come up with a remarkable justification for going to war against Libya without the required Congressional approval.

At the 2011 Personal Democracy Forum, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Jillian C. York discusses WikiLeaks and the censorship of expression on the Internet.

As a young, Japanese-American child, I was held in an internment camp out of prejudice and war hysteria. America can't make the same mistake again.

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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

The stunning figure represents roughly a quarter of households of military members on active duty, the Reserves or the National Guard. 

August 22, 2014

Can the situation in Ferguson prompt accountability and oversight of law enforcement? 

August 15, 2014

In his new book, John Dean finally offers definitive answers to the questions “What did he know, and when did he know it?”
 

August 14, 2014

The president gets support for humanitarian efforts, but wise voices warn of mission creep.

August 11, 2014

Vitter’s report claims that environmental and public health foundations are responsible for spreading “bogus propaganda.”

August 6, 2014

Lawmakers say the CIA redacted “key facts” from a long-awaited investigation into the agency’s cruel interrogation tactics.

August 6, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on Morning Joe to discuss how Washington’s recent policy polls reflect American sentiments on the government’s role in leading the country in the wrong direction.

August 6, 2014

This magical, invisible line encapsulates an enduring myth of immigration policy—the idea that if you play by the rules and make an honest case for yourself and your patience will pay off.

August 4, 2014

“The CIA’s misconduct threatens the institution of the Senate and its role in ensuring the proper oversight of our government,” Senator Leahy says.

August 1, 2014