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Barack Obama

Until the president defines what “associated forces” are, the current formulation leaves open the possibility of unlimited, unending use of military force anywhere in the world.

After two decades of Republican rule, will New York finally elect a progressive to City Hall?

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins pulled off a huge upset in a state legislative race by showing that he cared.

Funeral in Iraq

Is there any benefit to be found in an unbroken record of waste, futility and shame? Only if lessons learned prevent a catastrophe in Iran.

Sherrod Brown

The Democratic senator is introducing legislation to break them up, but he’s in an uphill battle—against not only the GOP but his own party.

Protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Yes, he said the word “climate”—but he hasn’t committed to any of the big steps needed to avert catastrophe.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Under the leadership of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Walmart Foundation used generous gifts to grease the way for store expansions.

He may not have achieved the full FDR, but the president’s State of the Union speech, like his Inaugural, displayed a welcome progressive spirit.

Barack Obama

Even if we like President Obama, do we want him to be a one-man death panel?

Obama in a camera's viewfinder

The president's inaugural address touched all the important bases, except one.

Blogs

Scott Walker’s win doesn't necessarily mean Mitt Romney will triumph in November. But it does prove that corporate money threatens American democracy. 

June 6, 2012

Why doesn’t the United States seem to be capturing anyone anymore?

June 4, 2012

It’s not just Trump. As the election heats up, they’re back with a vengence. 

May 30, 2012

A new study shows that Fox viewers are even worse informed than those who consume no news at all.

May 21, 2012

What if heterosexual couples voluntarily refused the benefits of marriage that are denied to most of our gay and lesbian friends and family?

May 14, 2012

How much of an impact will gay donors have in the upcoming presidential election?

May 14, 2012

President Obama may be the first president to endorse same-sex marriage, but we still have a long way to go before the Defense of Marriage Act and statewide bans are repealed.

May 10, 2012

Republicans and conservatives are making contradictory arguments in response to President Obama’s announcement that he supports marriage equality. 

May 9, 2012

Alterman-related news and an excerpt from The Cause.

April 20, 2012

 Romney has deeper ties to Harvard than Obama. But since when does shameless pandering have to make sense? 

April 5, 2012