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The future of the Supreme Court is the most important issue in the most important election year since 1932. Progressive Americans should treat it that way. The radical right does.

At stake is whether the twenty-first-century First Amendment will be a protector of the powerful or a resource for the weak and disfranchised.

To date, the Rehnquist Court's environmental record has been mixed. While no darling of the greens, neither has it been consistently "brown."

I still think third-party politics is mostly a crock, but then, so is two-party politics.

Less than a hour after George Bush concluded his party's
have-a-nice-election convention with a vapid but beyond-the-expectations
acceptance speech, a source deep within the Gore camp called me

Democrats gather in Los Angeles facing large questions not just about
their success in November but also about the direction of their party.
George W.

A part of me recoils at the thought of adding even a syllable to the
ocean of pontifical sludge emanating from the Republican confab in
Philadelphia, so mind-numbingly inane and diligently dece

In this gilded-age election, big money is speaking louder than ever. And
voters and large contributors to both parties agree that when money
talks, politicians listen.

Blogs

Conservatives attacked Cantor for indicating a willingness to support a new fix for the VRA

June 11, 2014

The Republican who pulled off 2014’s biggest upset is very conservative—and very critical of big corporations.

June 11, 2014

Eric Cantor made one step towards reform— and was punished for it Tuesday night.

June 11, 2014

Today in Washington, Representative Meeks makes a level-headed case for multilateral diplomacy with Iran, while Representative Vargas fears an iranian attack on Los Angeles.

June 10, 2014

The real tragedy of an alleged bribery scandal in Virginia is that hundreds of thousands will be denied health insurance.

June 10, 2014

Senator Elizabeth Warren has a plan to ease this crisis—and Obama just backed it.

June 9, 2014

Putting Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on trial could put the entire, crazy war itself in the dock.

June 9, 2014

Conservative militants struck in Las Vegas and Georgia over the weekend. 

June 9, 2014

An early poll shows him within striking distance of Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania.

June 6, 2014

Seventy-eight men who have been cleared for release remain in interminable detention. 

June 6, 2014