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Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens

Both Lincoln and The Nation’s 1860s editors underestimated radicals’ contributions to abolitionism.

Senate Dems should restore the practice to its proper function: as a tool for public dissent, rather than unchecked, covert obstruction.

Smokestacks

Latinos—along with other minorities and youth—are the strongest supporters of action against climate change. It’s time mainstream enviros got the message.

Allison Kilkenny on protesting the “fiscal cliff,” Liliana Segura on Ben Jealous and the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship, Liz Webster on a new Innocence Project for women, Robert Dreyfuss on the military’s targeting of Afghan kids, and the editors on a labor prize for John Nichols.

Ross Douthat

The New York Times columnist is so obsessed with women’s fertility, it’s too bad he can’t get pregnant himself.

Capitol building

The time has come for a showdown between the reformist and accommodationist wings of the party.

How to save the Democratic party

We need to intensify the engagement of grassroots Democrats with progressive ideals.

A few key points to keep in mind during the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

How can two generals be hailed as military heroes, when the wars they commanded failed spectacularly?

David Petraeus

Petraeus may have had the affair, but we're all responsible for the U.S' worshipful embrace of our military generals. 

Blogs

If the New Jersey governor can’t handle a comedian, how can he run the country?

April 11, 2014

As right-wingers highlight GOP presidential prospects in New Hampshire, the independent senator draws a packed house and standing ovations for the progressive alternative.

April 11, 2014

Two prominent health groups are demanding that the State Department find out.

April 11, 2014

The struggle for fair pay isn’t captured in wage statistics; it’s part of a struggle against the asymmetry of knowledge that divides management and labor.

April 11, 2014

Conservatives see the selection of Colbert as the next host of The Late Show as proof of liberal media bias. 

April 11, 2014

A small group of skeptics says rising global temperatures will have a net positive effect on the world. 

April 10, 2014

She's teaching her party how to take the events of a moment and weave them into a narrative that addresses the fundamental challenges facing the country.

April 8, 2014

Why don't Republicans want to extend long-term jobless aid? Actually, it's hard to tell. 

April 8, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the McCutcheon ruling.

April 8, 2014