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Nation readers provided good ideas—and a bit of wariness—when asked how Obamas should use his presidential authority.

Google campus

Left undiscussed in the FTC’s investigation is the search giant’s ability to limit what we all read.  

Toy soldiers

The Roberts Court has shifted away from the very collective values and ideas that will be necessary to enact—and uphold—crucial policies on guns and mental health.

Dollar bills

In the looming debt-ceiling fight, progressives must make the case for protecting social programs, raising revenues and cutting the Pentagon budget.

What really happened on Capitol Hill this week, and a look ahead to the budget battles on the horizon. 

John Kerry

Here are just a few things the Foreign Relations Committee should be asking Obama’s nominee for secretary of state.

Democrats introduced a gun control bill on the first day of the new Congress. But can they overcome the NRA?

California flag

Local and state governments are gaining the ability to restore basic services and infrastructure.

When The New York Times first revealed the NSA was wiretapping Americans without a warrant in 2005, it was a scandal. But the government continues to spy with impunity—and what was once illegal has become the law.

Military personell

Why are US taxpayers still forced to pay billions of dollars for US military bases?

Blogs

Obama should offer clemency to Snowden for revealing the alarming truth to the American people.

October 29, 2014

The prospect of a “grand bargain” could rear its ugly head if the 2014 midterms empower Maine’s Angus King.

October 27, 2014

Taxi and livery drivers suffer homicide rates twenty to thirty times higher than other occupations.

October 24, 2014

The genesis for the data-driven society of today can be traced to socialist Chile in the 1970s.  

October 23, 2014

Both unemployment and underemployment could be alleviated through a little-known federal subsidy program.

October 20, 2014

With a new film out about Webb, Kill the Messenger, we look back at Cockburn’s testament to the investigative reporter.

October 14, 2014

A Republican Senator criticized Obama’s plan because it “focuses on Africa.”

October 9, 2014

Human Resources Administration announces changes to a system long critiqued by advocates.

October 8, 2014

Human rights groups are alarmed by the administration’s proposal to dramatically expand family detention for undocumented women and children.

September 30, 2014

Could ads like this stop the Kochs from buying the Senate?

September 25, 2014