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Hillary Clinton

Even the most ardent Hillary supporters should acknowledge that Democrats—and the country—will be better served if she has real competition in the primaries.

Hillary Clinton

Depending on whom you ask, Clinton is a triangulating pro-corporate Democrat or a heroic shatterer of glass ceilings—or both.

Chevron sign

Progressives in Richmond, California, trounced Chevron on Election Day, but the company remains a powerful local force.

oil rig

Prepare for the new Republican majority to speed the exploitation of the country’s oil, coal and natural gas reserves.

Democrat Anthony Brown

How else can we explain voters who chose Mitch McConnell senators and Elizabeth Warren policies?

Early Voters

Voters in fourteen states faced new restrictions, and in several races, disenfranchised voters could have changed the outcome.

Mitch McConnell

From blocking nominees to launching pointless investigations to deregulating everything, the new Senate is poised to wreak havoc.

Obama and Geithner

The trouble started when the party abandoned its working-class base.

Blogs

Democratic National Committee accepts that 2016 race will be competitive. Here's how to make the debates better.

May 5, 2015

Conservatives say they hate identity politics, but they practice a particularly crude version of them.

May 4, 2015

The very different candidates for the Democratic nomination have a lot to debate.

April 30, 2015

A bill recently passed by the Maryland Legislature would restore voting rights to 40,000 people, the majority of them African-American.

April 30, 2015

“America does not belong to the billionaire class,” he says, “it belongs to all of us.”

April 28, 2015

"People who were cheated and people who have been buried in debt just keep on paying and the government keeps on collecting,” the Senator said Monday at a forum on student loans.

April 28, 2015

Obama's barb worked because it had the ring of truth.

April 27, 2015

Neocons will lose the Iran fight because their bankrupt ideology is too partisan, but they’re winning the war of ideas in the GOP.

April 24, 2015

In a lengthy call with reporters, Obama pushed back hard on liberal criticisms of his trade bill.

April 24, 2015

How can we judge the latest Clinton scandal when the reporting around it is so murky?

April 23, 2015