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John Podesta is just the latest to make use of the White House’s revolving door for lobbyists.

Paul Volcker

Despite being vastly outnumbered, reformers made a real difference.

Wall Street

There’s little support among the wealthiest Americans for policy reforms to reduce income inequality.

The problems with the Affordable Care Act stem from government being too small and weak, not too big and powerful.

990 form

Recently filed tax returns shed light on some of the dark money that flooded the campaign season.

Bill de Blasio

The big story this November is a cross-country rejection of austerity and inequality and support for social justice.

Grand Old Tea Party

Why today's wacko birds are just like yesterday's wingnuts.

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