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Shenna Bellows

Shenna Bellows can’t match the millions of her opponent. But she’s dialing for activists, not dollars.

Errol Morris

The legendary documentary filmmaker takes on the unknown knowns of Donald Rumsfeld.

Chris Christie

While trumpeting “pension reform,” the New Jersey governor placed retiree assets in the hands of hedge fund managers bankrolling his political career.

President Obama

Obama takes himself to be something like a benevolent monarch—a king in a mixed constitutional system, where the duties of the crown are largely ceremonial. 

Chokwe Lumumba

The mayor of Jackson, Mississippi was a true revolutionary.

President Obama

On issues ranging from transparency to torture, “thou shalt not” became “thou shalt.”

Blogs

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

The president will do a campaign swing in Virginia this weekend. He ought to visit New Jersey, as well.

October 31, 2013