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It's not just the government and corporations who are tracking your cell and computer use: politicians on the campaign trail are some of the biggest data snoopers around. 

Fifty years ago, Kennedy made a historic speech that brought America and the Soviet Union back from the brink.

Susan Rice

There are some hopeful signs, including his recent speech at the National Defense University and a new, less hawkish foreign policy team.

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.

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In a speech Wednesday, the President said economic inequality will be "the defining challenge" of his remaining time in office. 

December 4, 2013

FDR took on ”greed and selfishness and striving for undue riches.”

November 27, 2013

President Obama, aka Middle-Man, is having a rough month.

November 25, 2013

Did Kennedy intend to bring an end to the Vietnam War after his re-election?

November 21, 2013

What was the effect of Kennedy’s death on the success Johnson had passing his agenda?

November 20, 2013

In the first in a series for the fiftieth anniversary of JFK’s death, this historian answers your questions.

November 19, 2013

DeLillo and Mailer, Caro and Bugiolsi—and Stephen King.

November 12, 2013

Was there more to JFK than a coiffure arranged by facing south in a strong east wind?

November 9, 2013

The president will do a campaign swing in Virginia this weekend. He ought to visit New Jersey, as well.

October 31, 2013

The budget conference committee should consider a real alternative to austerity.

October 29, 2013