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Janet Napolitano

Few are asking the hard questions about what security we actually need—and how to keep track of the billions of dollars that the government pours into it.

Chuck Hagel

Why did war hero Chuck Hagel get blocked, while Wall Street crony Jack Lew sailed through?

HIllary Clinton

She vowed to make women’s rights a cornerstone of US foreign policy. How did she do?

CIA

A secret CIA drone base, a blowback world and why Washington has no learning curve.

A former FCC commissioner points out that the agency can simply enforce a campaign finance disclosure requirement that’s already on the books.

Megaphone that reads Tax the Rich

The decline of the progressive income tax and the rise of inequality.

In his inaugural speech, the president vowed to engage with other countries so as to "lift suspicion and fear." He should reach out to forge a more sane and sensible relationship with Cuba.

Barack Obama

From Cuba to climate change to criminal justice, progressives must push the president to act—and forge a better future.

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.  

Blogs

The right-wing ‘pro-Israel’ lobby is slowly losing its bipartisan appeal. Here's why that's a good thing.

March 3, 2015

The Supreme Court will once again examine the Affordable Care Act—and the Kochs’ deep-seated connections might influence the gavel.

March 2, 2015

The House will vote Friday on a temporary measure to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

February 27, 2015

There are no geographic boundaries in Obama’s proposed AUMF, and ISIL “affiliates” are popping up everywhere.

February 20, 2015

We don’t tell students with subsidized loans what to major in, but we like to tell people on food stamps what they should buy.

February 18, 2015

We’ve reformed the social safety net at the cost of human lives.

February 17, 2015

Instead of a vague authorization of the use of force, the congresswoman seeks a real debate and a comprehensive strategy.

February 17, 2015

Instead of writing endless dope stories about a presidential campaign in 2016 and what might happen a year from now, shouldn’t the news media be alerting people to the fight over Social Security Republicans are starting in early 2015?

February 16, 2015

60 Minutes’s Leslie Stahl carefully avoided DARPA’s total dependence on contractors and obscured its close ties with the surveillance state.

February 13, 2015

The sacrificial lamb for a decade of profit-driven tale-spinning.

February 12, 2015