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Chris Christie

The governor needs to peddle a moderate image to win re-election in New Jersey, but on everything from reproductive rights to the environment to austerity, he’s very conservative.

Lemoore, California

Without its lifeline, a stream of federal aid, Lemoore is in crisis mode—and residents of all political stripes are united in outrage.

GOP-Fox Circus Act

Post Election Day, is the network's huge audience tuning out?

Occupy the DOE march

The growing movement against education reform is challenging a well-messaged behemoth funded by billionaires and sanctioned by both political parties.

Katrina vanden Heuvel on the battle for paid sick days, Elana Leopold on the fight against Pam Geller's Islamaphobic ads, Sarah Woolf on the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, the editors congratulate Katha for her National Magazine Award nomination

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins pulled off a huge upset in a state legislative race by showing that he cared.

survivalism

Prophecies of government tyranny, financial meltdown and violent anarchy featured on Doomsday Preppers are being absorbed into contemporary conservatism.

Obama in Israel

We continue to obsess about Iran's fantasy weapons, but pay remarkably little attention to the existing nuclear weapons in the region—Israel's.

So long as austerity-mongers have their way, "democracy" is just a buzzword.

Gitmo

Before the Iraq War, there was Guantánamo, the AUMF, My Lai and more. What you don’t know can hurt you.

Blogs

In the face of a changing climate and a constrained domestic budget, the lunacy of fossil fuel subsidies is hard to overstate.

April 15, 2014

It seems to have gone off the map entirely. 

April 15, 2014

But the Tea Party’s insurgents, already failing in 2014, aren’t likely to get traction in 2016.

April 14, 2014

Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?

April 14, 2014

If the New Jersey governor can’t handle a comedian, how can he run the country?

April 11, 2014

As right-wingers highlight GOP presidential prospects in New Hampshire, the independent senator draws a packed house and standing ovations for the progressive alternative.

April 11, 2014

Two prominent health groups are demanding that the State Department find out.

April 11, 2014

The struggle for fair pay isn’t captured in wage statistics; it’s part of a struggle against the asymmetry of knowledge that divides management and labor.

April 11, 2014

Conservatives see the selection of Colbert as the next host of The Late Show as proof of liberal media bias. 

April 11, 2014

A small group of skeptics says rising global temperatures will have a net positive effect on the world. 

April 10, 2014