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Read special extracts from Jonathan Schell's new book, The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and The Will of the People.

Nothing deepens your cynicism quicker than the power of money in
American politics.

The early-bird presidential campaign is under way among Democrats with
the usual characteristics.

Eight state legislators who are making a difference.

These are dog days for Democrats. The top-gun President continues to
ride high in the polls, despite the chaos in Iraq.

I wish it had been sex, maybe some of that hot "man on dog" action that
Senator Rick Santorum is so keen on chatting about. But let me not be
picky.

Recently Congress released transcripts of secret testimony of witnesses
summoned before Senator Joseph McCarthy's infamous subcommittee in
hearings that impugned the patriotism of everyone from

Lately, presidential contender Howard Dean has been likening himself to
the late Senator Paul Wellstone.

The right-wing ideologues are dead serious about dismantling
government.

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