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Kshama Sawant, right (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Kshama Sawant’s City Council victory reflects broad trends: polls show voters are increasingly immune to redbaiting.

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With a historic deal in Iran, the Obama administration is one step closer to fulfilling its peacekeeping promise.

Gayle McLaughlin (Credit: Francis Reynolds)

The fearless Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, California, has taken on Chevron and big banks on behalf of taxpayers and underwater homeowners. 

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The failures, though painful, might force both Republicans and the Obama administration to compromise.

Mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio (Courtesy: Monica Klein for New Yorkers

The Democratic candidate for New York mayor confronts the dark legacy of a federal employee loyalty program.

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

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

Blogs

A Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions could make higher education available for all.

May 19, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015

The clear presence of a populist reform agenda might be the biggest surprise of the 2016 election season thus far.

May 12, 2015

The “reach across the aisle” was going according to plan... until the Populist Avenger showed up.

May 12, 2015

The president’s suggestion that his critics do not understand trade issues is “absolutely inaccurate.”

May 11, 2015

But hey, we’re sure someone will be held accountable for the thousands of civilian deaths at some point...right?

April 28, 2015

Obama's barb worked because it had the ring of truth.

April 27, 2015

In a lengthy call with reporters, Obama pushed back hard on liberal criticisms of his trade bill.

April 24, 2015