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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

Should climate hawks really worry about rising domestic fossil fuel production?

February 28, 2014

The US attorney is investigating the New Jersey governor’s role in the George Washington Bridge closures.

February 27, 2014

The New Jersey governor says he might take ‘extreme measures.’

February 26, 2014

The veteran human right lawyer Chokwe Lumumba was transforming Jackson when he died at 66.

February 26, 2014

With Chris Christie in hot water, big donors in the GOP are turning to another Bush.

February 25, 2014

An intimate of Christie’s, the PA chairman may be on his way out.

February 24, 2014

But, strangely, not a word was said about Bridgegate or the other scandals plaguing the New Jersey governor.

February 20, 2014

The move to protect Social Security is a huge victory for liberals inside and outside of Congress. 

February 20, 2014

John Nichols appears on All in With Chris Hayes to consider America’s worst commanders in chief.

February 18, 2014

Most of the prominent figures involved in the Bridgegate scandal—including Port Authority general counsel Philip Kwon—were directly appointed by Governor Christie.

February 18, 2014