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Back in the fog of war in Vietnam, LBJ super suckup Jack Valenti let the world know how he felt.

With the candidates in the bag, and no hope of drama, the Democratic and Republican conventions can be fairly judged only as extended advertisements for the parties that staged them.

A bipartisan dialogue in this election year? In New York City? During the Republican convention?! We always knew those folks at The New School were a little nutty.

A once-sleepy population of artists and their fans has emerged as a loud and active proponent of political change.

OK, I tried to watch the Republican convention on TV--I really did--but the early rounds of the US Open were playing seductively on ESPN.

TIM RUSSERT: But, Senator, when you testified before the Senate, you talked about some of the hearings you had observed at the Winter Soldiers meeting, and you said that peop

Labor Day has never been a very inspiring holiday, established as it was by late-nineteenth-century union bosses as a homegrown alternative to May Day, which was viewed as having uncomfortably le

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A Democratic presidential contender raises a provocative issue. It’s time to have this debate.

June 29, 2015

And the GOP presidential contenders are leading the charge.

June 26, 2015

A former Israeli diplomat lashes out against American liberals, the latest demonstration that the Israeli right—not BDS—is liberal Zionism’s real enemy.

June 25, 2015

Inevitability is just about the only thing animating Jindal’s presidential bid.

June 24, 2015

“The American people have the right to hear from the full spectrum of their choices.”

June 24, 2015

Liberals lost the fast-track battle, but don't assume this means TPP will pass.

June 23, 2015

One of the most powerful tools white power groups use to spread their ideology to young people is music.

June 23, 2015

Nell Painter and Herman Melville on American racism as existentialism.

June 23, 2015

The Council of Conservative Citizens, which helped inspire Roof’s rampage, condemns the killings, but says he had “legitimate grievances.”

June 22, 2015

Surging in the polls, Sanders gets an important grassroots endorsement.

June 19, 2015