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If there were a firing squad for political rhetoric, the phrase "single payer" would have to be placed against the wall and blown away.

Margaret Spillane is a native Bostonian.

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With Friends of Israel Like These... Oy Vey!

New York Times executive editor Howell Raines shares, with his
fellow liberal Southerner Al Gore, a talent for driving his opponents
batty.

1. It is morally reprehensible to take a life, and it is especially reprehensible for the state to do so.

Among the obscenities accumulating in the political atmosphere, the most
disgusting may be Trent Lott.

It seemed like a straightforward invitation. Dinner at an upscale uptown
restaurant, sponsored by a drug company, where the topic was to be
financial planning.

When I was in college, I joined a court-watching project in Roxbury,
Massachusetts. We observed criminal trials, then interviewed judges,
lawyers and witnesses.

When plants in Nebraska carrying swine diarrhea drugs mingled with food for humans, all hell broke loose.

Their support of Democrats declined in 2002, helping to sink the party's fortunes.

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To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

“Whatever [Israel’s] reasons for postponing a termination date on the occupation,” The Nation observed, “the sooner it sets one the better.”

March 26, 2015

The Supreme Court says GOP-drawn redistricting maps in Alabama may be unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.

March 25, 2015

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

Eric responds to his critics and reviews the best shows of the week in today's Altercation.

March 25, 2015

The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long.

March 25, 2015

The Nation, oddly, didn't take notice of the fire until a year later.

March 25, 2015

Yale's historic new building project draws attention to the college's bidding process. 

March 24, 2015

The force behind the burgeoning movement talks about the resurgent fight for black liberation.

March 24, 2015

When Chris Borland was trying to figure out his future, he spoke to an old school NFL rebel.

March 24, 2015