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Demonstrators march against the Keystone XL Pipeline outside the White House. (A

The dream of an environmental president seems to be fading away.

A blueprint for the Barack Obama presidential library.

Hillary Clinton

It’s hard to imagine a Democrat of national stature more ill-equipped to speak to the populist mood than HRC.

Bill de Blasio

The leading candidate for New York City mayor shows the way forward for Democrats.

Christine Quinn and Michael Bloomberg

Supporters of mayoral candidate Christine Quinn trumpet the historic nature of her candidacy, but her record is nothing to be proud of. 

His candidacy is an opportunity for New Yorkers to reimagine their city in boldly progressive ways.

Seoul rally

At ceremonies held around the sixtieth anniversary of the Korean armistice, the president sounded bellicose notes, while failing to mention national unification.

Ray Kelly

Obama sounds the notes of racial justice at key moments, while asserting unprecedented power to implement policies that are destructive, discriminatory—and embodied by the NYPD commissioner.

Christine Quinn

New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn says Anthony Weiner’s sexual behavior inspires disgust. In another era, hers would have too.

Nelson Mandela

South Africans of all races have reason to celebrate the life of the country’s first post-apartheid president.

Blogs

More than six months after the implementation of McChrystal's strategy, it's clear that the policies Obama endorsed in Afghanistan are failing on all fronts.

June 23, 2010

The progressive groups that unsuccessfully backed Bill Halter in Arkansas scored a victory with Elaine Marshall in North Carolina Tuesday night.

June 22, 2010

Texas Congressman Barton speaks from the heart about his sympathy for BP then thinks better of it. Unfortunately, his fellow conservatives didn't get the cease-and-desist order.

June 18, 2010

The week in politics, media and Sarah Palin.

June 18, 2010

While many commentators missed the point, there actually were some substantive problems with Obama's BP speech, too.

June 18, 2010

Since the president had no legal basis to demand the set aside, on what basis did he extract $20 billion from BP?

June 17, 2010

On Morning Joe, Katrina vanden Heuvel defends President Obama by saying that his White House speech Tuesday night was humane, but "we need deeds."

June 17, 2010

The president delivers his "We will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long it takes" speech. Now he must match strong rhetoric with action.

June 15, 2010

It's a political cartoonist's dream: Sarah Palin is reportedly planning a trip to England to meet her political idol, Margaret Thatcher.

June 15, 2010

Did Bill Clinton's vigorous campaigning for Blanche Lincoln undermine his stance on climate change?

June 14, 2010