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Supreme Court

The McCutcheon campaign finance ruling is only the latest in a series of bad decisions that have sparked growing grassroots resistance.

Too many for-profit colleges leave their students mired in debt and facing grim job prospects. So why doesn’t the government turn off the tap?

These days everyone wants to ‘create opportunity,’ but few want a class war.

India elections

When Indians go to the polls starting April 7th, the country’s system of democracy will be at risk.

Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen’s party has emerged as a formidable political force not just nationally, but locally. 

Venezuela protest

The same mentality that promotes secret schemes aimed at regime change abroad will be applied at home.

NSA headquarters

Everything you always wanted to know about CIA practices, proper cyberwar behavior and invasion etiquette. 

Blogs

The nation’s most identifiable champion of financial reform and economic sanity signals a serious interest in seeking Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat.

August 11, 2011

Congress is technically on recess—but the Republican Congress is still holding symbolic meetings to prevent Obama's recess appointments.

August 11, 2011

Sorry guys and gals, but the Republicans who have spent months preparing to compete in tonight’s Iowa debate and Saturday’s Iowa straw poll are about to be elbowed aside by Rick Perry and Sarah Palin.

August 11, 2011

John Nichols explains why last night's recall elections in Wisconsin were a victory for progressives.

August 10, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry says that both mainstream and liberal media outlets need to avoid portraying conservative women as inherently incompetent as individuals.

August 9, 2011

If we want to know why this abysmal debt deal happened, we have to look to the 2010 Congressional elections.

August 9, 2011

Hundreds of thousands will vote today in recall elections to remove six Republican state senators who sided with Governor Scott Walker's anti-labor, anti-education, anti–local democracy agenda.

August 9, 2011

There are several explanations as to why Standard & Poor's downgraded the federal government's credit rating. None involve actual economics.

August 8, 2011

S&P downgraded the US credit rating because the GOP won’t raise taxes and played brinksmanship with the debt ceiling. But Romney, Bachmann et al. say it’s Obama’s fault. 

August 8, 2011

Standard & Poor’s is trying to set the parameters of political debate in America. That should offend everyone—no matter what their party, no matter what their ideology.

August 6, 2011