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Why progressives need to own Obama's achievements—and build a movement to pressure him to do more.
Immigration judges who flagrantly disregard the law are sheltered by a secretive system.
Indifference and suspicion might be as much to blame as authoritarianism for Russia's lack of democracy. That's why an uptick in local-level civic engagement is welcome news.
Moderates are no longer welcome in the GOP—and Democrats shouldn't try to compromise with what the party's become.
Unfortunately for Democrats, who have dominated statehouse politics since 2006, the party’s troubles at the national level extend to the states.
As long as Obama allows banks to write their own rules on foreclosure, he's a willful participant in their ongoing scam.
But now it's no big deal.
Obama has paid an enormous price for pushing Israel to keep promises it has already made to freeze settlement expansion, and for what?
It's not hard to understand why Americans want to forget all about Afghanistan. But remembering the war would demand a necessary reckoning.
The continuous readjustment of expectations downward: For historians like Jefferson Cowie and Judith Stein, that was the key experience of the 1970s.
Lee Chang-Dong's Poetry, Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff, Charles Ferguson's Inside Job and other films
This puzzle originally appeared in the November 8, 1975, issue.