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Chuck Hagel

Why did war hero Chuck Hagel get blocked, while Wall Street crony Jack Lew sailed through?

“Money Out, Voting In” should become labor’s mantra.

HIllary Clinton

She vowed to make women’s rights a cornerstone of US foreign policy. How did she do?

John Nichols on the US Postal Service, Elana Leopold on rebel teachers in Seattle, Lucy McKeon on Ramarley Graham’s legacy, and the editors on Charlottesville’s anti-drone resolution

predator drone

Congress has many options to counter the Obama Doctrine, including revising the 1973 War Powers Resolution and 2011 Authorization for Use of Military Force. 

CIA

A secret CIA drone base, a blowback world and why Washington has no learning curve.

Bryce Covert on domestic workers and immigration reform, Scott Sherman on the fight over fair trade, Francis Reynolds on Upworthy, Katrina vanden Heuvel on the survival of magazines

A former FCC commissioner points out that the agency can simply enforce a campaign finance disclosure requirement that’s already on the books.

Obama in a camera's viewfinder

The president's inaugural address touched all the important bases, except one.

Blogs

Conservative judges ruled to effectively gut the health law in twenty-seven states.

July 22, 2014

Why we shouldn’t listen to the neocons on Iran. 

July 21, 2014

The New Jersey governor is crossing his fingers and hoping that scandals at home don’t blow up in his face.

July 21, 2014

Warren’s Netroots Nation speech was populist, progressive and specific. The base cheered. Party leaders should listen.

July 19, 2014

So far, the answer is no, they don’t. Except their fallback position, the old neocon catechism.

July 18, 2014

The backers of the reformicons are mostly Wall Street and hedge fund types, naturally.

July 17, 2014

As deceptive right-wing attacks on Social Security continue, some Democrats have gone on the offensive—seeking to expand rather than cut the vital program.

July 17, 2014

Part I of a three-part series by Christie Watch on the reformicons, the debate to reinvent the GOP, and who's behind them.

July 16, 2014

Senate legislation could put the pro-choice movement back on the offensive.

July 15, 2014

A potential 2016 presidential candidate adds a moral message—and tone—to discourse.

July 15, 2014