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The Democratic platform approved this week by convention delegates in Boston contains strong language regarding the party's commitment to protect the right of Americans to vote--and have their vo

If another world is possible, what will that world look like?

A blueprint for a progressive patriotism.

Areas of the nation's capital were in ruins as protests continued against a bill that would revive the military draft, but only for neoconservatives.

Twenty years after Jesse Jackson's historic run for President, what does it all mean?

The prospect of hanging, Dr. Johnson said, concentrates the mind wonderfully. The threat posed by George W.

Howard Dean, George McGovern, Walter Cronkite, Ellen Chesler, Margaret Cho, George Lakoff, Bakari Kitwana, John Brademas, Arthur Miller, John Sayles, Chuck Close, Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Doris "Granny D" Haddock, Jamin Raskin, Nell Minow, Lani Guinier, Studs Terkel, Sherrod Brown, Eric Schlosser, James K. Galbraith, Gary Indiana, Jeremy Bernstein, David Bonior

In Kerry's Massachusetts, established power meets the reform impulse.

John Kerry can win, given George W. Bush's incompetence, and White House strategists realize that.

I'm riding an elevator in downtown Boston. There is a sign warning of travel restrictions during the last week of July. A woman gets on. We both stare ahead as per elevator etiquette.

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The military is still now allowing Manning to grow her hair like a female prisoner.

March 5, 2015

There is a way President Cruz could still badly damage Obamacare all by himself, even if the Supreme Court upholds the law.

March 5, 2015

The right to vote is under the greatest threat since the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

March 5, 2015

A “scathing” report from the Department of Justice traces discriminatory policing back to the city’s reliance on the fines that accompany tickets and arrests.

March 4, 2015

It’s way too early to bet the future of the country on the Clintons’ ability to avoid scandal.

March 4, 2015

The gun-control debate may have receded from memory, but advocates are still pushing Congress to take action.

March 4, 2015

A top defense official says the lack of geographic limits was “very deliberate” and could be used to fight a worldwide war against “extremism.”

March 3, 2015

Few stars campaigned harder for the anti-war candidate’s 1972 presidential bid.

March 2, 2015

The Supreme Court will once again examine the Affordable Care Act—and the Kochs’ deep-seated connections might influence the gavel.

March 2, 2015