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Former Chief Justice Earl Warren on the eve of his eightieth birthday, in 1971

How did “one person, one vote” become the rule for statehouses across the country?

After the seven other burglars went public, Judi Feingold decided to come forward with the secret she thought she’d take to her grave.

At a June, Koch-organized summit, Arizona Republican Doug Ducey begged billionaire favor by linking himself to the union-busting Wisconsinite and announcing, “I can't emphasize enough the power of organizations like this.”

Democratic National Convention

Democrats would be more successful with this simple reframing.

The petrochemical industry is devastating the state, but no candidates dare take it on.

Greg Orman

Feisty independent Greg Orman is polling well against GOP Senator Pat Roberts, a shill for Big Money in this reddest of red states.

Their extremist policies have made them so vulnerable that corporate America is scrambling to save them.

Karen Lewis

Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis is eyeing Mayor Emanuel’s job.

Watch some of the most outlandish statements about our changing climate at last week’s Values Voter Summit.

NSA headquarters

US intelligence has been blindside by the rise and spread of ISIS and the collapse of the Iraqi army.

Blogs

A “scathing” report from the Department of Justice traces discriminatory policing back to the city’s reliance on the fines that accompany tickets and arrests.

March 4, 2015

It’s way too early to bet the future of the country on the Clintons’ ability to avoid scandal.

March 4, 2015

The gun-control debate may have receded from memory, but advocates are still pushing Congress to take action.

March 4, 2015

A top defense official says the lack of geographic limits was “very deliberate” and could be used to fight a worldwide war against “extremism.”

March 3, 2015

Few stars campaigned harder for the anti-war candidate’s 1972 presidential bid.

March 2, 2015

The Supreme Court will once again examine the Affordable Care Act—and the Kochs’ deep-seated connections might influence the gavel.

March 2, 2015

Disregarding and disrespecting protests of teachers and nurses does not prepare him to see off global threats.

February 27, 2015

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

February 27, 2015

The House will vote Friday on a temporary measure to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

February 27, 2015