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Tana Ganeva on the Homeless Bill Of Rights, Ryan Devereaux on an anti-stop-and-frisk ruling, Jessica Valenti on American rape culture.

Christie Thompson on the Wilmington Ten, Greg Mitchell on Al Jazeera America, Aura Bogado on Idle No More, John Nichols on Gerda Lerner

John Nichols on our unelected senators, Robert Dreyfuss on the Newtowns in Afghanistan, Natasja Sheriff on suicides in Tibet, Preston L. Schiller on Jane Holtz Kay

Lee Fang on the NRA’s real mission, Allison Kilkenny on Occupy the NRA, John Nichols on ALEC and guns, the editors on Josh Eidelson's Sidney Award

Allison Kilkenny on protesting the “fiscal cliff,” Liliana Segura on Ben Jealous and the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship, Liz Webster on a new Innocence Project for women, Robert Dreyfuss on the military’s targeting of Afghan kids, and the editors on a labor prize for John Nichols.

John Nichols on Jesse Jackson Jr.'s legacy, Steven Hsieh on human rights in Burma, Lucy McKeon on prosecuting stop-and-frisk protesters, Allison Kilkenny on Occupy’s Strike Debt movement

David Sarasohn on the Native American vote, Elisa Wouk Almino and Jeff Ernsthausen on the push for Puerto Rican statehood.

Allison Kilkenny on Occupy Sandy, Michael Tracey on voting after the hurricane, Betsy Reed on New Hampshire's Maggie Hassan, Sasha Abramsky on the end of “three strikes” in California

Jessica Valenti on ending rape illiteracy, Christie Thompson on the ACLU’s lawsuit against Morgan Stanley, Rosamund Hunter on Russell Means, Lucy McKeon on Fisher v. Texas

Katrina vanden Heuvel on Paul Wellstone ten years later, Allison Kilkenny on Obama and Romney's silence on the housing crisis, John Nichols on Clear Channel’s voter intimidation billboards and Elisa Wouk Almino on Brazil’s prison problem

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Opponents included all the statewide Democratic candidates, and the Obama administration.

November 3, 2010

Your guide to the most important politics and media hits and misses for Wednesday, September 29, plus some humor, and a music video of the day.

September 29, 2010

Today's collection of media and politics hits and misses from a variety of sources, plus fun videos and music.

September 16, 2010

The first since the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case, which lifted a ban on direct corporate spending—the 2010 elections are being bought by the highest bidder.

September 14, 2010

On Charlie Rangel, the world's worst songs and right-wing hypocrisy.

August 12, 2010

Obama needs to win the deficit vs. investment battle in order to stop joblessness from leaving deep scars in our country, Katrina vanden Heuvel tells Fareed Zakaria.

June 28, 2010

Sure, Obama has had a few achievements over the past year and a half, but perhaps there are larger reasons such as outsourcing jobs and rampant unemployment that explains a disgruntled America.

May 18, 2010

President Obama has labored to unite different political factions with policy compromises and conciliatory speeches. But it was Obama's incisive grappling at the Republican retreat last week that really lit a bipartisan fire, drawing politicos and commentators of all stripes to call for more questions sessions for the President and the opposition party.

February 3, 2010

A contemporary State of the Union address is less an assessment of our national circumstances than it is a collective Rorschach test: an inkblot given meaning by the viewer more than by the subject. The televised pageantry of applause and ovations has little to do with the President's articulation of a policy agenda and far more to do with how his partisan allies and opponents read the electoral viability of his phrases.

January 28, 2010

There's lots of progressive backlash in the blogosphere to the announcement that the president is going to call for a multi-year freeze on "non-security discretionary spending," in the State of the Union. The anger is totally justified, but let me talk about the politics.

January 26, 2010