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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.

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

Blogs

The Democrats’ loss in New York's 9th District was an ominous rebuke to the president. Good thing he won’t be suggesting entitlement reform next week.

September 15, 2011

The party needs to rethink recruitment, issues and its relationship with Obama's re-election campaign.

September 15, 2011

The Republicans' partisan obstructionism must be rejected and combated from below if we are going to revive the economy.

September 14, 2011

Obama gave a great speech on jobs, but it’s not enough to ensure Democratic party unity.

September 14, 2011

The consumer advocate's pitch-perfect populist message is exactly what Democrats need to say—and hear—in 2012.

September 14, 2011

The consumer advocate's pitch-perfect populist message is exactly what Democrats need to say -- and hear -- in 2012.

September 14, 2011

Pundits see the race as a bad omen for Obama, but Democrat David Weprin’s loss may well have turned on Israel politics.

September 14, 2011

The New York Attorney General is refusing an unfair settlement for homeowners and pushing for a full investigation of bank misconduct.

September 13, 2011

At last night's debate, the candidates agreed with Ron Paul that the United States needs to focus on needs at home.

September 13, 2011

Republican presidential candidates think economic and fiscal problems will be solved by magic instead of policies.

September 13, 2011