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Post–Citizens United, candidates aren’t supposed to coordinate with “outside” spending groups—but even that minimal restriction isn’t being enforced.

Corporations have directed a gusher of money to climate-change deniers in Congress.

Voter ID

Voters in fourteen states—many with tight races—will face new restrictions at the polling booth for the first time in November.

Martin J. Sklar

You’ve probably never heard of Martin J. Sklar. But you should have.

Former Chief Justice Earl Warren on the eve of his eightieth birthday, in 1971

How did “one person, one vote” become the rule for statehouses across the country?

After the seven other burglars went public, Judi Feingold decided to come forward with the secret she thought she’d take to her grave.

At a June, Koch-organized summit, Arizona Republican Doug Ducey begged billionaire favor by linking himself to the union-busting Wisconsinite and announcing, “I can't emphasize enough the power of organizations like this.”

Democratic National Convention

Democrats would be more successful with this simple reframing.

The petrochemical industry is devastating the state, but no candidates dare take it on.

Blogs

Neocons will lose the Iran fight because their bankrupt ideology is too partisan, but they’re winning the war of ideas in the GOP.

April 24, 2015

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

April 24, 2015

How can we judge the latest Clinton scandal when the reporting around it is so murky?

April 23, 2015

Two leading Senate Democrats blasted the Obama administration for arm-twisting on TPP. 

April 23, 2015

Several congressional Democrats, along with progressive activists, are launching a campaign to eliminate student debt.

April 21, 2015

Even after more than a decade, the GOP’s position on relations with Cuba hasn’t changed.

April 21, 2015

The Kochs adore Walker, but there’s a problem. He polls poorly against Clinton—even in his home state.

April 21, 2015

Feed me photo ops...banal insights...obsessive coverage of insignificant details...

April 21, 2015

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s 10,000-word excoriation of Dr. Cornel West is highly personal. But there is a political fight thrumming beneath the surface.

April 20, 2015

One of the nation’s leading advocates for voting rights, fair elections, and amending corporate cash out of politics wants to shake up the House.

April 20, 2015