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The Capitol in Washington

No matter who wins the presidency, we can count on the re-election of two words: “more war.”

It’s time to start enforcing Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Democrats face significant obstacles in the fight to strengthen voting rights.

More than a wish list, he offers a framework for 2015 legislative fights and the 2016 campaign.

Black Lives Matter protest

In the wake of the Ferguson uprising, black students nationwide are indicting the state violence they face in American education everyday.

Hawaii

As the campaign for full independence gains momentum, a new view of Hawaiian history is taking hold.

Soldier and humvee in Iraq

Iraqis have a saying: “The rug is never sold”—meaning that there’s always more money to be made from any transaction. American defense contractors would agree.

Sheldon Adelson

United Against Nuclear Iran collected nearly one-third of its 2013 revenue from the Las Vegas–based casino magnate.

American flag

Americans living abroad are burdened with a difficult task: explaining a country that doesn't make much sense.

Blogs

As Republicans beg for the favor of the oligarchs, the Vermont Senator challenges billionaire politics.

January 24, 2015

Conservatives are outraged at Obama’s tax proposals because they won’t help stay-at-home parents. But we already help them—unless they’;re poor, that is.

January 23, 2015

Despite his moderate image during the campaign, Larry Hogan has transformed into a hardline conservative almost overnight.

January 23, 2015

GOP leaders replaced one abortion restriction for another in a demonstration of pure pandering. 

January 22, 2015

President Obama’s speech was a mixed bag for progressives on foreign policy.

January 21, 2015

On the fifth anniversary of Citizens United, there’s little chance of reform in Congress. Outside the Beltway is another story.

January 21, 2015

The president’s request for a quick trade deal was met with silence.

January 21, 2015

The new senator from Iowa credits the billionaires and their allies: they “really started my trajectory.”

January 20, 2015

A Dallas hedge-fund operator says he's going to attack the pharmaceutical industry for over-pricing drugs.

January 20, 2015