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He’s a fraud and a wacko bird, but at least the Texas senator has the courage of his convictions. 

Boehner

Think the Senate deal is a resounding defeat for Republicans? Think again.

Food bank

America’s most vulnerable felt most of the pain.

U.S. Treasury Department

Some wealthy individuals are using the government shutdown to promote a very different vision for America’s future.

US Capitol

And put an end to Republicans’ hostage-taking once and for all.

Texas Map

As the Republican Party becomes whiter and more Southern, obstructionist tactics are inevitable.

AT&T

Public interest organizations say deregulating phone service providers will hurt communities of color, but major civil rights groups are still in favor.

Larry Summers

His appointment as next chair of the Federal Reserve would be a clear sign that narrow financial interests are still in charge of the Democratic Party.

Blogs

Don’t blame weather forecasters. Don’t just blame the weather. The mess in Atlanta owes a lot to wrongheaded politicians like Governor Nathan Deal.

January 30, 2014

The president’s “income inequality” address had plenty of strengths, but one big weakness.

January 28, 2014

Will Obama's State of the Union address be too lackluster to make a difference? 

January 27, 2014

Will Obama move the conversation on inequality forward?

January 27, 2014

The American Legislative Exchange Council is circulating a "Model Policy" resolution endorsing the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

January 24, 2014

Nearly everything Kubrick exposes in his classic film turns out to be true.

January 23, 2014

President Obama can and should take smart steps without Congress. 

January 21, 2014

Obama did do something of potentially great significance today: open the door for Congress to make the big changes that he won’t. 

January 17, 2014

The main difference between the Church Committee’s investigations of 1975–76 and the discussion of NSA spying now is that back then, the spooks stopped the abuses themselves.

January 17, 2014

A bipartisan group in Congress has introduced legislation to restore the critical protections of the Voting Rights Act following the Supreme Court’s decision.

January 16, 2014