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Arnie Arnesen does not know exactly when the political wind shifted. It
might have been on the day Trent Lott was forced to step down as Senate
majority leader.

Progressive journals are key in creating a movement, but they lack support.

My friend Ruth Rosen, who writes a terrific column for the San
Francisco Chronicle
, advised her readers to go to the antiwar
marches organized by International ANSWER but to take their o

Setting themselves apart is a big job for most Democratic presidential hopefuls.

Being a citizen in America today feels a bit like being the student at
the bottom of the class. We are continually reminded of how we are
falling down on the job. Not enough of us vote.

Korea has the bomb, but not to worry.
It's not a crisis. No, we needn't hurry
To get inspections back. Why try to spot
The weapons they already say they've got?

If there were a firing squad for political rhetoric, the phrase "single payer" would have to be placed against the wall and blown away.

Blogs

Martin O'Malley raises a fine concern about Bush-versus-Clinton politics.

March 30, 2015

It's a tempting idea, but elevating Warren to the top Senate post is Mission Impossible.

March 27, 2015

Many reformers on the left are optimistic that this time, bipartisan consensus will tilt in a progressive direction.

March 27, 2015

As its battle against the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan intensifies, Big Coal is getting a lot of help from friends in high places.

March 25, 2015

The Supreme Court says GOP-drawn redistricting maps in Alabama may be unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.

March 25, 2015

As we look to 2016, it’s important to recognize the positive actions taken toward more democratic elections.

March 25, 2015

The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long.

March 25, 2015

One of the country's most restrictive voter ID laws will now be in effect.

March 23, 2015

Conservatives love Cruz’s brand of “truth” telling—but will it come back to haunt him?

March 23, 2015

The newspaper warns it would be “a big mistake” for Democrats to “let Hillary Clinton coast to the presidential nomination without real opposition.”

March 23, 2015