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Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.

Barack Obama

It’s because they are so beholden to their big-money contributors that they can’t fight the GOP even on issues that they know have overwhelming public support.

Ballot

How many dysfunctional election cycles are we going to endure before we accept the necessity of this reform?

Stephen Schwarzman

As cuts in services for struggling Americans go into effect, nine Wall Street executives who are profiting off the recession just received $1 billion in bonuses.

The LGBT Center and a host of high-profile New York City politicians have endorsed open debate of Israel-Palestine—only with ritual support for Israel's policies.

Victor Navasky on our friend and ally Don Shaffer, Sarah Woolf on Canada’s women premieres

Dollar bills

Pete Peterson’s $60 million push to sell corporate America’s ruthless austerity agenda.

Simpson and Bowles

Candidates who ran on slashing Medicare and Social Security lost big in November. But that doesn’t stop Pete Peterson from pushing the fantasy that voters’ biggest concern is the deficit.

The “Fix the Debt” campaign is pure astroturf: corporate cash machinery masquerading as a grassroots uprising.

Dire warnings about the deficit don’t add up mathematically. But then, Fix the Debt is not really about the economy, it’s about gutting Medicare, Social Security and other social programs.

Blogs

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted takes drastic action to limit early voting hours in Ohio.

August 20, 2012

Republicans once warned against “unfair money-getting.” Now, they are preparing to do even more to facilitate “vulture capitalism.”

August 20, 2012

Akin’s comments that a woman’s body will reject a pregnancy from rape would be laughable if they weren’t so dangerous.

August 20, 2012

Ryan’s perceived commitment to principle and focus on the economy could make him more appealing to young people than Mitt Romney. But he’s no Barack Obama. 

August 17, 2012

This week’s updates on early voting, voter ID and the power of marginalized voters.

August 17, 2012

Eric and Reed just do not like this Ryan guy.

August 17, 2012

A conversation with election law expert Richard Hasen on the true scope of voter fraud, the power of the ACORN myth and John Roberts’s scary interest in the Voting Rights Act.

 

August 17, 2012

The VP candidate may love Rage Against the Machine’s music. But Rage guitarist Tom Morello says: “Paul Ryan is the embodiment of the machine our music rages against.”

August 17, 2012

Houston janitors fought like hell to get from $8.35 an hour to $9.35 an hour—over four years—cleaning the offices of billionaires.

August 17, 2012

Ryan is the GOP’s best bet that a Romney win made possible by voter suppression will be greeted with a national shrug.

August 16, 2012