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John Kerry (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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

Kris Kobach, Republican secretary of state for Kansas. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Will the Dems insist on a budget that addresses unemployment and inequality? Or will they snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by seeking “common ground”?

Selma to Montgomery march, 1965. (Bruce Davidson/Magnum)

A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.

Bill de Blasio at a rally

The mayoral hopeful is one of the most high-profile politicians to come out in support of the growing movement for low-wage workers’ rights.

Boehner

Think the Senate deal is a resounding defeat for Republicans? Think again.

John Boehner

Congress is moving to end the showdown, but will hard-liners slow everything down?

Texas Map

As the Republican Party becomes whiter and more Southern, obstructionist tactics are inevitable.

Expand medicaid

Republicans replay their Southern Strategy in an attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

Blogs

Clinton reverts back to one of the worst Bush-era tropes on the war.

June 16, 2014

At Romney event in Utah, Christie says about Bridgegate, “It will be fine.”

June 16, 2014

Why Stephen Cohen believes that the United States’ ongoing inimical relationship with Russia is a “betrayal of American national interests.”

June 16, 2014

From Bergdahl to the Las Vegas cop killers, Fox and friends enter Orwell’s “Eastasia.”

June 16, 2014

Protests by union members, environmentalists, and others are growing.

June 13, 2014

That’s why Warren will be campaigning for Mitch McConnell’s opponent in this fall’s election.

June 12, 2014

Conservative versus “moderate” proxy wars will help determine the path of the House in coming years.

June 12, 2014

New documents raise questions about the soldier's mental health. 

June 12, 2014

The GOP will settle on someone like Bush, Chris Christie or someone else acceptable to Wall Street and the US Chamber of Commerce—Tea Party be damned.

June 12, 2014

As pundits droned on about Eric Cantor, Iraq descended into ever greater chaos.

June 12, 2014