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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

A reactionary shift toward bipartisanship—toward an anodyne centrism—isn’t the solution.

January 28, 2014

After months of progressive organizing, President Obama will increase wages for future federal contract workers. 

January 28, 2014

Will Obama's State of the Union address be too lackluster to make a difference? 

January 27, 2014

Will Obama move the conversation on inequality forward?

January 27, 2014

The American Legislative Exchange Council is circulating a "Model Policy" resolution endorsing the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

January 24, 2014

After an intense battle over how to use the state’s JPMorgan payout, all of the funds will go to ease troubled homeowners.

January 22, 2014

President Obama can and should take smart steps without Congress. 

January 21, 2014

Obama did do something of potentially great significance today: open the door for Congress to make the big changes that he won’t. 

January 17, 2014

Not if Andrew Cuomo succeeds in diverting the money into the state’s general fund. 

January 17, 2014

Obama is right to address concerns about intelligence gathering. But that's not enough to restore privacy protection.

January 17, 2014