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In rather the same way as new movies are now "reviewed" in terms of their first weekend gross, new candidates have become subject to evaluation by the dimensions of their "war chest." This silly,

Could settlement and peace both come before
Young Bush finds a position on the war?

Amanda Elk, Rachel Margolis and David Schaenman provided research assistance. This article was supported in part by a Goldsmith Research Award from Harvard University's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and the Fund for Investigative Journalism in Washington, DC.

Kenneth Starr, seeking to rehabilitate his reputation, is now portraying himself as a sincere professional trapped by the exigencies of a bad law.

As NATO was beginning its fourth week of not-yet-successful persuasion bombing, several progressive members of the House gathered privately to hash out their views of President Clinton's still-un

They're asking now, "Wherefore Al Gore?"
They're thinking now, "Should we explore
A few alternatives before
We find too late we've bet the store

In the very first days of Kosovo's drama of the dispossessed--a calculated atrocity that Slobodan Milosevic probably thinks of as his "exodus strategy"--the most amazing mantra began to be emitt

Texas Observer editor Louis Dubose estimates that his property tax will decrease by $130 in the year 2000.

What does it mean to be poor in America? We can offer no single description of American poverty.

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Are you reading this because it mentions Sarah Palin?

January 21, 2011

The former British Prime Minister appeared again before the Chilcot Inquiry; this time, he seemed determined to make amends.

January 21, 2011

Eric Alterman rounds up the best of New York, confronts Reagan's Alzheimer's and reader mail.

January 21, 2011

The government of The Great Regression tries to repeal healthcare and some long-forgotten silver screen classics.

January 20, 2011

A new Republican Congress eager to please corporations is expected. We weren't expecting such an open display of eagerness from Obama.

January 19, 2011

For journalism that connects the dots between Spokane, Tucson, the rise of an extremist American right and, yes, the uptick in violent rhetoric that feeds it, look to David Neiwert.

January 19, 2011

That’s the unspoken right-wing spin on the president's speech. And just in time for MLK Day, Pat Buchanan says a far-left "lynch mob" has been going after Palin, Beck and Limbaugh.

January 17, 2011

Surely Palin knows that it is easier to complain of being unfairly demonized than to pause for a moment in the aftermath of a tragedy to reflect on her own role in sowing rage and divisiveness.

January 14, 2011

It is irresponsible, at best, for ABC to further the Sarah Palin death-threat-meme based on hearsay from her aides without any corroborating evidence.

January 13, 2011

In Tucson, Obama presents an idealistic appeal to a "one nation" Americanism that only the most hopeful of our leaders—and the most hopeful of our citizens—have dared imagine.

January 13, 2011