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I refused to run a negative campaign for New York City Council, focusing instead on community and democratic empowerment.

Christie Thompson on the Wilmington Ten, Greg Mitchell on Al Jazeera America, Aura Bogado on Idle No More, John Nichols on Gerda Lerner

It’s tempting to let the GOP continue its slide toward irrelevance—but that would deny this country the robust political debate we need.

John Nichols on our unelected senators, Robert Dreyfuss on the Newtowns in Afghanistan, Natasja Sheriff on suicides in Tibet, Preston L. Schiller on Jane Holtz Kay

Farmworkers

Refusing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, Republicans are leaving rape victims with few options.

The man renowned as an anti-tax ideologue is actually a typical K Street operator.

Former senator Phil Gramm helped pass laws that let the banks go wild, yet he’s stayed silent on UBS’s crimes.

In guarding ourselves against remote dangers, we make ourselves more vulnerable.

Voces de la Frontera

From Bernie Sanders to Boots Riley, from Marcia Moody to Jane McAlevey, we celebrate nineteen activists, movements and politicians.

Lee Fang on the NRA’s real mission, Allison Kilkenny on Occupy the NRA, John Nichols on ALEC and guns, the editors on Josh Eidelson's Sidney Award

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Gary Palmer claims his think tank’s funding is “almost entirely” from individuals. That isn’t true.

September 18, 2014

Thursday’s independence referendum in Scotland offers a lesson on how to run a high-stakes, high-turnout election.

September 18, 2014

More than two-dozen groups are calling on lawmakers to address serious gaps and inconsistencies in the president’s strategy.

September 16, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel says voters want alternatives, and that competition in the Democratic primary would strengthen Hillary's campaign.

September 16, 2014

What’s the adequate US response to the growing threat from ISIS and Islamic extremism?

September 15, 2014

Long-acting reversible contraceptives could revolutionize reproductive healthcare—if only politicians would get out of the way.

September 15, 2014

Her performance in Iowa this weekend revealed a surprising lack of self-awareness. Plus, it was annoying.

September 15, 2014

Either neither of them have a place on college campuses, or both do. 

September 15, 2014

A panel of Republican judges issues a stunning decision reinstating Wisconsin’s voter ID law before the midterms.

September 12, 2014