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Surveillance camera and Capitol

A new kind of governance is being born right before our eyes. Stop pretending it’s not happening.

It’s time to fight the narrative that poverty is a choice.

GOP senators at press conference

Through a half-century of foreign policy hardball, there’s a line I’ve never crossed.

New legislation in the Senate is a first step to giving the more than 70 million Americans with criminal records a second chance.

Ashton Carter in Afghanistan

These well-dressed Washington think-tankers love nothing more than an invasion.

Drone in Afghanistan

An internal Air Force memo reveals that the US military’s drone wars are in major trouble.

CPAC

As long as the GOP can put a patina of reasonableness over its conservative ideology, its candidates stand a chance.

Blogs

In 2013, American Library Association passed a public statement in support of the former NSA contractor. Then it changed its mind. 

June 2, 2015

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO is running as the anti-Hillary, but the two are more alike than is comfortable.

May 29, 2015

Former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor brings a higher-ground message to the 2016 race.

May 29, 2015

The newest challenge to voting rights would be a dramatic powergrab for the GOP. 

May 28, 2015

Renewing a politics of fierce opposition to "financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering."

May 27, 2015

Campaign finance watchdogs have asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the unofficial presidential candidate is illegally coordinating with a super PAC.

May 27, 2015

A presidential candidate with a history of beating incumbents, rewriting electoral rules and upsetting political expectations.

May 26, 2015

Nothing boosts turnout like giving votes a chance to do the right thing.

May 24, 2015

Both Rush Limbaugh and Don Draper desperately need advertising to save them. 

May 22, 2015

Can Democrats seize the populist moment in 2016?

May 22, 2015