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Neocon think tanks get millions from wealthy donors, which they use to game the system, buy influence—and push for regime change.

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President Obama is showing little concern for international law, and none at all for Washington’s historic responsibility in Central America.

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There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, and yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights.

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While the Court did not strike down barrier zones in other states and cities, the people who brought us McCullen can take those statutes on next.

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Joshua DuBois makes an unconvincing argument against the criticism of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

Greg Page

But will Greg Page’s call to arms influence business leaders? Or the Republicans his firm donates to?

Saba Ahmed

Last week Saba Ahmed became yet another Muslim punching bag for the right, who refuse to listen to her game-changing plan to fight extremism.

Robert Borosage

The irony of American politics is that the right is far weaker than it appears and the left far stronger than it asserts.

Dan Cantor

The debate over endorsing Governor Cuomo showed the party’s power.

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This is what happens when Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Tom Cotton, Cory Gardner and a gang of the world’s richest people meet behind closed doors.

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Isn’t one war-crazed governor from Texas enough for this century?

August 15, 2011

A small sample of far-right-wing Iowa Republicans favored Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann over Tim Pawlenty in the meaningless Iowa Straw Poll. So Pawlenty dropped out of the presidential race.

August 14, 2011

The Vermont independent is not running for president, but he says it’s time “that people start asking the president some hard questions about why he said one thing during his previous campaign, and is doing another thing today on Social Security, on Medicare.”

August 13, 2011

As another court strikes down the individual mandate, it's time for Medicare to be expanded to cover all Americans —affordably, efficiently, capably and constitutionally.

August 13, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry has joined the presidential race. Here are some questions he should have to answer. 

August 12, 2011

Nancy Pelosi's additions to the Super Committee finalizes the group of twelve congresspersons tasked with deciding how to cut $1.2 trillion dollars from the federal budget.

August 12, 2011

The "super-committee" that will decide $1.5 trillion in cuts and potentially sweeping changes to entitlements and the tax code has raked in hundreds of millions of dollars from special interests in their careers. Who owes who?

August 12, 2011

At the GOP debate in Ames, Iowa, Republican candidates failed to explain how they would solve problems in the world that actually exists. 

August 12, 2011

The nation’s most identifiable champion of financial reform and economic sanity signals a serious interest in seeking Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat.

August 11, 2011

Congress is technically on recess—but the Republican Congress is still holding symbolic meetings to prevent Obama's recess appointments.

August 11, 2011