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Bank of America

The Obama administration’s inclination to rely on the private sector to solve major societal problems can lead to dysfunction, if not chaos.

State of the Union

Only continued pressure from grassroots activists will force Washington to do the right thing.

Chile election

Marca Tu Voto AC, a citizens’ group, is spearheading the national effort to overhaul Chile’s 1980 constitution. 

SIGINT map

One key goal of NSA surveillance of world leaders is not US national security but political blackmail—as it has been since 1898.

Redskins helmets

Conservatives have a convenient belief that when it comes to racism, it’s all about intent. 

The full text of the new Seattle city council member’s inauguration speech.

Fiorello LaGuardia

Fiorello La Guardia also took office in a time of crisis—and he was open to new ideas and bold reforms.

Surveillance

The modern national security state can be understood as a proselytizing warrior religion, complete with its own sacred texts, holy orders and warrior priests. 

2013 Progressive Honor Roll

We celebrate these heroes both for their accomplishments of the past year and their determination to do even more in 2014.

Blogs

The Nation's Ari Melber takes apart Tea Party candidates' relationship to the media and what it means for the Democrats on the eve of the midterm election.

October 27, 2010

But did they ever have them to begin with?

October 27, 2010

California voters should pass Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana for adults.

October 27, 2010

Since the 2008 election, the Democratic Party has steadily lost momentum. How did that happen? On Democracy Now!, Ari Berman and Nate Silver explain.

October 27, 2010

George Soros isn't backing candidates or parties this year. He's backing an idea: It's Time to End the Drug War.

October 27, 2010

The MSNBC host has brought the voices of working men and women to the fore and improved the discourse for the better. That's no defense for a "vile and inappropriate" choice of words. It is, however, why Schultz will continue to be a important contributor to the national debate.

October 26, 2010

Republican John Dennis has attracted some progressive support for his challenge to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. His run suggests what GOP could do to compete in urban and college-town districts.

October 26, 2010

Former DNC chair Howard Dean takes a strong stand for real reform of our dysfunctional election system.

October 26, 2010

The Democratic Party only has itself to blame for growing youth malaise and apathy.

October 25, 2010

Reggae star Ziggy Marley is the new songwriter and pundit for the Prop 19 campaign.

October 22, 2010