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Few of George W. Bush's judicial nominees have generated as much
opposition as has Miguel Estrada.

If the Democratic Party in exile is ever to find a new voice and sense
of purpose, it will first have to get around a peculiar obstacle left
behind by the Clinton era: The man did not really go

Arnie Arnesen does not know exactly when the political wind shifted. It
might have been on the day Trent Lott was forced to step down as Senate
majority leader.

Setting themselves apart is a big job for most Democratic presidential hopefuls.

If Congressional Democrats want to be more than George W.

Money is needed for social programs. And the rich have more than their
share.

Minnesota's new senator, Norm Coleman, is a dealmaker with
ambitions.

It's still the economy, stupid. The President gets it.

Minnesota's Dean Barkley represents a movement with a strong state foothold.

On election morning, I opened the front section of the New York
Times
and immediately got a bad feeling. Positioned prominently on
page A3 was an eye-catching and ominous ad.

Blogs

Why did Democrats wait until now to make a sharp left economic turn?

January 15, 2015

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

Progressives need a counterweight to the ALEC, one built and operated with progressive values in mind. And soon, we might have one.

July 29, 2014

Talking about opportunity alone fails to address the unfairness of the current system.

July 7, 2014

Yes, the far right performed well in Europe’s elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.

June 9, 2014

The neverending story of a nonexistent conspiracy.

April 3, 2014

The move to protect Social Security is a huge victory for liberals inside and outside of Congress. 

February 20, 2014

Despite some stutter steps backward, the relationship between business and the modern right has always advanced in the exact same basic direction: toward romance.

November 12, 2013

The Tea Party may be plummeting in public esteem, but it is taking government down with it.

October 15, 2013

The governor’s attack on “cross-endorsements” is really a ploy to ban the pesky third party that stands up to corporate interests.

April 24, 2013