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Sara Mayeux on Newt Gingrich's attempt to shut down the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Liza Featherstone on the education justice movement and Occupy USA, Jamie Raskin on fostering socially responsible businesses

Katrina vanden Heuvel on Andrew Cuomo and OWS, Collier Meyerson on the abuse of Muslim prisoners, Alexandra Tempus on ethical holiday shopping, and boycott Lowe’s!

Marcy Wheeler on indefinite detention for US citizens, Peter Kornbluh on the legacy of US complicity in Chile and the editors on Tony Kushner, winner of the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship.

John Nichols on Barney Frank’s last year, Josh Eidelson on the never-ending foreclosure crisis, the editors on Tom Wicker’s passing

George Zornick on the exposed anti-OWS memo, Ari Berman on Werner Herzog’s death penalty film, Max Strasser on Egypt’s Mubarak-era debt
 

Jessica Weisberg on Russell Pearce and the GOP and Jonah Engle on the fight to end the War on Drugs.

D.D. Guttenplan on Occupy London, George Zornick on corporate tax evaders, Alexandra Tempus on corporate schools

Richard Lingeman on the revival of It Can't Happen Here; Erika Eichelberger on the global fight over tar sands.
 

John Nichols on Ohio Voters v. John Kasich, Jin Zhao on Steve Jobs’s Legacy in China, Dana Frank on Wikileaks Honduras
 

Liza Featherstone on Walmart’s efforts to “empower” women, Collier Meyerson on the inconvenient truth behind Waiting for “Superman” and Henri Picciotto on censorship by the Jewish Federations of North America

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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