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Paul Volcker

Despite being vastly outnumbered, reformers made a real difference.

Wall Street

There’s little support among the wealthiest Americans for policy reforms to reduce income inequality.

The problems with the Affordable Care Act stem from government being too small and weak, not too big and powerful.

990 form

Recently filed tax returns shed light on some of the dark money that flooded the campaign season.

Bill de Blasio

The big story this November is a cross-country rejection of austerity and inequality and support for social justice.

Grand Old Tea Party

Why today's wacko birds are just like yesterday's wingnuts.

John Kerry (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The United States’ top diplomat is a figure of his times (and that’s not a good thing.)

Blogs

It's going to be hard for President Obama to run as an anti-war candidate in 2012, but a Republican might.

June 22, 2011

Former Democratic leader—and health industry lobbyist—Richard Gephardt comes out against the Independent Payment Review Board, and uses right-wing arguments to attack it.

June 22, 2011

A Senate hearing on hunger among senior citizens laid bare a depressing problem—and showcased two radically different views on the role of government.

June 21, 2011

 When it comes down to it, the easiest way to make elections competitive is to give candidates more money.

June 20, 2011

While his colleague Michele Bachmann mounts a vanity campaign for president, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison is mounting a serious campaign for American jobs.

June 18, 2011

Conservatives attack President Obama as a Jimmy Carter, but he's really more of a George H.W. Bush.

June 17, 2011

Eric explains why he is an Agent of Falsehood and reviews the latest CDs, Reed explores American "reason."

June 17, 2011

Corporate money corrupts, warns former senator, in a call for the netroots to challenge those in both parties who "dance with the devil."

June 17, 2011

Weinergate reminds us that we need to elect politicians not just based on their policy positions, but on whether we trust their judgment, honesty and integrity as well.

June 16, 2011

Compared to Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's plan for tax reform, the Bush tax cuts are a quaint example of fiscal restraint.

June 16, 2011