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Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren points out that reviving this old institution would provide basic services to millions of underserved Americans.

State of the Union

Only continued pressure from grassroots activists will force Washington to do the right thing.

Bill de Blasio

The powerful right-wing lobby doesn’t represent most American Jews, and it’s no longer the only game in town.

Flags

The Obama administration's strategic rebalance is really just a retreat. 

NSA speech

In his recent speech, the president offered an unbridled defense of the surveillance state.

Chris Christie

He’s not the only Republican governor who has abused his office to destroy political enemies.

Blogs

Budget negotiators are patting themselves on the back. But what they've agreed to is a lousy deal for jobless workers, federal employees, military personnel and the economy.

December 10, 2013

While Obama described his vision for an economy defined by mobility, Senator Debbie Stabenow cut a deal for at least another $8 billion in food stamp cuts. 

December 6, 2013

In a speech Wednesday, the President said economic inequality will be "the defining challenge" of his remaining time in office. 

December 4, 2013

FDR took on ”greed and selfishness and striving for undue riches.”

November 27, 2013

President Obama, aka Middle-Man, is having a rough month.

November 25, 2013

Did Kennedy intend to bring an end to the Vietnam War after his re-election?

November 21, 2013

What was the effect of Kennedy’s death on the success Johnson had passing his agenda?

November 20, 2013

In the first in a series for the fiftieth anniversary of JFK’s death, this historian answers your questions.

November 19, 2013

DeLillo and Mailer, Caro and Bugiolsi—and Stephen King.

November 12, 2013

Was there more to JFK than a coiffure arranged by facing south in a strong east wind?

November 9, 2013