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Bill Clinton bears as much responsibility as any politician for the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

The former DNC chair predicts an Obama victory, says the future of the Supreme Court at stake.


The NRA’s dire warnings that the president is a threat to the Second Amendment are bogus—but profitable.

The state that Obama won in 2008 is far from a sure thing this time around.

Battleground 2012: Can Obama Win North Carolina Again?

In this crucial swing state, organizers are betting that a strong grassroots ground game can defeat Romney’s Super PAC cash.

Obamacare(s) for Women

The Affordable Care Act extends coverage to almost 14 million women. Ladies, give the president a hand.

The lessons Washington can't draw from the failure of the military option.

Obama ran a campaign against the foreign policy of the Bush Administration. And then he followed directly in their footsteps.

How would Americans react if air power was used in the US the way it's been used in Afghanistan?


The GOP candidate’s necon foreign policy would move America backwards. 

October 9, 2012

The GOP nominee is all-in for low-road trade policies that cut wages and benefits in the US and abroad.

October 9, 2012

Do vague statements on Social Security now set the stage for “grand compromises” in the future?

October 8, 2012

Mitt Romney has never been a champion of the Little Guy but in the first Presidential debate last week the former Massachusetts governor showed his true colors.

October 8, 2012

Also, today's Rasmussen daily tracking poll shows no bump so far for Romney from his debate “win.”

October 5, 2012

Nader’s The Seventeen Solutions is a subversive primer that should be read in every high school civics class.

October 4, 2012

The Republican candidate is trying to shield Wall Street from regulation, while simultaneously pretending to be a reformer.

October 4, 2012

The president needs his famous cool in the Syria crisis.

October 4, 2012

In an era of post-truth, asymmetrically polarized politics, Lehrer and PBS have never seemed so sad and ill-equipped. 

October 4, 2012

Saying Romney won does not mean that you’re saying you’d vote for him. Otherwise, half of MSNBC liberals would be switching to his side. 

October 3, 2012