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The political mainstream is beholden to sclerotic economic policies that serve only a fraction of the public's interests.

Bush and the neocons are trying to save their crumbling reputations by blaming critics of the war for the debacle.

Iraq has become a liability the GOP can hardly afford.

A deceitful President, masking the chaos his $3 trillion war has unleashed with photo-ops from Iraq, now confronts cynical Democrats in Congress poised to write another check, willfully blind to the waste of US and Iraqi lives.

The Iowa straw poll offered a penetrating glimpse into the crisis facing the Republican party.

The institutional neglect that brought Minnesota's Republicans into power has led to tragedy and scandal.

Democrats are poised to seize a historic opportunity to win back voters in the South and West they started losing four decades ago.

The so-called bipartisan compromise on trade is a bad deal for all who seek to reform corporate-led globalization.

Blogs

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

The party has always harbored conservatives and sell-outs to big business and pro-austerity boosters. The point is not to deny them, but to beat them.

March 18, 2013