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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.

Who's really behind the crude equation between Israel and "the Jews"?

Blogs

A growing antigovernment movement has drawn a dangerous lesson from the standoff. 

July 11, 2014

The court battle to block North Carolina’s harsh new voting law has important national significance.

July 10, 2014

Grassroots movement forces Washington to get serious about real reform of a broken campaign-finance system.

July 10, 2014

Now that Obama has asked for nearly $4 billion to help kick the kids out more quickly, Republicans don’t want to pony up the money.

July 10, 2014

A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.

July 9, 2014

Progressives face unpalatable choices in 2016.

July 9, 2014

Does the Democratic party’s soul lie with Hilliary Clinton, moderation and Wall Street—or somewhere else?

July 9, 2014

Why the corporate media keep lending the far-right legitimacy. 

July 8, 2014

Senate Republicans have ground the body to a near-halt on nominations.

July 8, 2014

The US government has until Tuesday evening to explain to a federal judge why men held at Guantánamo do not have the same religious freedoms as Hobby Lobby.

July 8, 2014