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On paper, the influence-peddling business is drying up. But lobbying money is flooding into Washington, DC, like never before. What’s going on?

This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

Fix the Debt leadership

A funny thing happened on the way to the fiscal cliff: real people fought back. 

Afghanistan drone

It’s still possible to remember, almost nostalgically, how the Fifth Amendment used to guarantee Americans due process.

Al From

Failing upward at the Democratic Leadership Council with Al From.

Dick Cheney

It was Dick Cheney, more than any other official, who set the terms for the post-9/11 world we all share.

IRS building

New IRS regulations for 501(c)(4) groups may damage the ability of everyday Americans to have an impact on the political process.

Conservative religious thinkers and their intellectual crusades.

The power brokers of both parties are already busy trying to shut down debate and shut out alternatives for 2016.

Obama and Singh

On human rights, nuclear energy, climate change and more, the US and India are set to clash. 

Blogs

Senate legislation could put the pro-choice movement back on the offensive.

July 15, 2014

A potential 2016 presidential candidate adds a moral message—and tone—to discourse.

July 15, 2014

Pundits and politicians agree: Edward Snowden did something naughty. But what do the people think?

July 15, 2014

He’s trying to put Bridgegate behind him.

July 14, 2014

“We should approach climate change with great skepticism,” says the king of the climate denial media machine.

July 14, 2014

A growing antigovernment movement has drawn a dangerous lesson from the standoff. 

July 11, 2014

The court battle to block North Carolina’s harsh new voting law has important national significance.

July 10, 2014

Grassroots movement forces Washington to get serious about real reform of a broken campaign-finance system.

July 10, 2014

Now that Obama has asked for nearly $4 billion to help kick the kids out more quickly, Republicans don’t want to pony up the money.

July 10, 2014

A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.

July 9, 2014