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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

Christie, Booker and Democratic party bosses, along with the charter school movement, suffer a huge defeat.

May 14, 2014

Risen calls this a “massive game of chicken” in the show. But it was Keller who was the real chicken, or turkey, if you wish.

May 14, 2014

There's nothing new in Rove's latest ugly broadside on Hillary Clinton. 

May 13, 2014

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle want to see an Obama nominee’s legal analyses on targeted strikes before they vote.

May 13, 2014

In 2014, Democrats can’t rely on many kooky right-wingers handing them Senate races on platters.

May 13, 2014

This cartoon hillbilly who hates the government seemed like such a promising new conservative icon. 

May 13, 2014

Senator Sanders is considering a presidential bid. Activists want him to consider his political options.

May 12, 2014

Have the media grown up half as much as Monica Lewinsky?

May 12, 2014

The fact that Democrats did not rally around bids for better oversight indicates how murky the party’s education platform has grown.

May 9, 2014

The noted liberatarian-isolationist is making a bid for support from the Israel lobby, but it’s not going well.

May 8, 2014