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Never let it be said that John Kerry rushes to judgement.

This April, in the case of Vieth v. Jubelirer, the Supreme Court came close to burying any hope of curing one of the worst diseases in our ailing democracy--the partisan gerrymander.

The wacko right has mostly just disdain
For Schwarzenegger, Rudy and McCain.
But they'll be featured at the prime-time mike
As just the sort of folks swing voters like.

The striking distinction between the Green Party's national gathering in late June and the Democratic and Republican national conventions, which will come later this summer, was the element of su

Yet even in face of the 9/11 commission's rebuke, the White House keeps dissembling on Al Qaeda links

The Democratic Party is poised to regain the majority.

Ever since the September 11 commission stated authoritatively what everyone knew already, namely that there is no evidence that Al Qaeda was in business with Saddam Hussein, a debate of a most pe

In 2000, Al Gore beat George W. Bush in the state of New Mexico by a mere 366 votes--a slimmer margin than in Florida. Ralph Nader polled 21,251 votes.

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Conservatives say they hate identity politics, but they practice a particularly crude version of them.

May 4, 2015

The very different candidates for the Democratic nomination have a lot to debate.

April 30, 2015

A bill recently passed by the Maryland Legislature would restore voting rights to 40,000 people, the majority of them African-American.

April 30, 2015

“America does not belong to the billionaire class,” he says, “it belongs to all of us.”

April 28, 2015

"People who were cheated and people who have been buried in debt just keep on paying and the government keeps on collecting,” the Senator said Monday at a forum on student loans.

April 28, 2015

Obama's barb worked because it had the ring of truth.

April 27, 2015

Neocons will lose the Iran fight because their bankrupt ideology is too partisan, but they’re winning the war of ideas in the GOP.

April 24, 2015

In a lengthy call with reporters, Obama pushed back hard on liberal criticisms of his trade bill.

April 24, 2015

How can we judge the latest Clinton scandal when the reporting around it is so murky?

April 23, 2015

Two leading Senate Democrats blasted the Obama administration for arm-twisting on TPP. 

April 23, 2015