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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

The New Jersey’s governor’s plan to run on his record of working across the aisle isn’t looking too good.

June 19, 2014

Conservative writer George Will’s highly offensive column has yet to have serious consequences for his career—but perhaps that is about the change.

June 19, 2014

The Iranians are making concessions and Congress is asking for more. 

June 18, 2014

Will the fossil-fuel lobby leverage its considerable pull within the House GOP to ensure Scalise becomes House majority whip?

June 18, 2014

McConnell fights for “the little guy” at a secret billionaire summit.

June 18, 2014

The Tea Party is losing influence, and centrist Republicans are losing patience with it.

June 18, 2014

The federal government is really bad at preserving records—and this has led to many scandals.

June 18, 2014

Kentucky’s US Senate race takes off-the-record to the public.

June 17, 2014

Dispatches from the party of "no" (and not much else).

June 17, 2014

There are some political races in America that are classic examples of a healthy democracy in action. Kentucky’s US Senate race is not one of them.

June 16, 2014