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Ralph Nader, America's indomitable public citizen, is the one great man
in this presidential election.

It must be some playful new postmodernist form of politics: First you
spend years ranting about the plutocracy that has supplanted American
democracy and is rapidly devouring the planet.

On the eve of the Democratic convention, the challenge to Democrats is
to recognize the limits of the current economic boom and act boldly to
assist those left behind.

The draft Democratic Party platform doesn't speak forcefully to the
concerns of ordinary people.

So ABC is arranging its convention coverage around an exhibition football game. NBC is giving us just the acceptance speeches.

Eased into governance by years and years of conservative ideology, the corporations of America today effectively oversee the Congress, the regulatory agencies and indeed the presidency itself.

Perhaps it was because he was recovering from painful back surgery, but a few weeks before the Republican convention, Paul Weyrich, a founder of the religious right, was awful grumpy about George

It's no secret that the national conventions are no longer dramatic arenas in which the parties decide their presidential nominees or, for that matter, anything else of much importance.

The pernicious influence on politics of corporate money isn't confined to donations to candidates and parties.

Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.

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Pressure mounts for the New Jersey governor.

March 19, 2014

But he drops a hint about running for president.

March 18, 2014

It’s not about his record: it’s part of a longstanding effort to make discussion of gun violence taboo, and to keep the gun industry unregulated. 

March 18, 2014

A higher minimum wage, better jobs, universal pre-K are the issues that will bring out core voters for the midterms.

March 17, 2014

It looks like New Jersey is losing patience with its troubled governor.

March 17, 2014

A Tea Party darling with strong ties to the GOP establishment finds himself tied in his re-election bid.

March 14, 2014

Several employees at Eva Moskowitz’s charter network expressed discomfort with a March 4 political rally in Albany.

March 14, 2014

Could Paul Ryan's inflammatory remarks about race and poverty spark a meaningful discussion in Congress?

March 13, 2014

What Paul Ryan really means when he lambasts “inner city” culture.

March 12, 2014

“Inner-city men,” says Ryan, need to learn the “value and the culture of work.”

March 12, 2014