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

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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.

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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. 

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

June 6, 2014