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Sen. Patty Murray

With a two-seat gain while chair of the DSCC and a successful effort to get a budget through the Senate under her belt, Patty Murray has become a major force in the Senate.

CAP

The prominent liberal think tank still skirts questions about its donors.

Wall Street

The Republicans, with the exception of a few die-hard libertarians, always do the bidding of the banks that finance them, but the Democrats are just as eager to pig out at the bankers’ trough.

Afghan patrol

From North Africa to the Middle East to China’s Central Asian border, how many years will it be?

IRS building

It’s absurd to expect agency auditors to sort out confusing, outdated campaign finance laws and regulations.

Justice Department

In the name of homeland security, the US has spent seven years and untold dollars silencing one man.

In his film, Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill unveils America's extrajudicial, covert, transcontinental battlefield. 

Afghanistan

America’s covert warfare—a bizarre form of unconscious wish fulfillment—warrants Scahill’s unembedded, dogged, independent reporting.

His next appointee for FCC chair could determine whether robber barons consolidate their domination of the public discourse.

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins pulled off a huge upset in a state legislative race by showing that he cared.

Blogs

Progressives will march Saturday from the Koch brothers’ headquarters to the UN to demand an end to the attack on voting rights in America.

December 9, 2011

A majority of senators want the former Ohio attorney general to head the Consumer Financial Products Bureau. The president should use a recess appointment to make it so.

December 8, 2011

Cuts in service, shuttering facilities and mass layoffs will hurt workers, communities, the USPS and the economy.

December 6, 2011

The Supercommittee is dead. Here’s what should come next.

December 1, 2011

The liberal firebrand, who will retire from the House next year, championed LGBT rights, worked for a fairer economy and pushed for cutting defense spending.

November 28, 2011

How bad will the supercommittee’s failure be for America?

November 23, 2011

National Nurses United and the AFL-CIO have been urging the White House to stop opposing a global financial transactions tax. It’s working.

November 3, 2011

The church has proposed a financial transaction tax in order to steer the economy “towards achieving the common good.” Is that class warfare?

October 29, 2011

On the streets, at the Vatican, at the G-20, in Congress and in front of the US Treasury building: The call is rising for a financial transactions tax. It will get a lot louder in coming days.

October 26, 2011

The former White House political czar, who pulls so many Republican and conservative strings, is all over the fight to defend Ohio Governor John Kasich’s anti-union law. But will that be enough to save the law when angry voters come to the polls on November 8?

October 25, 2011