She won't be an ideological warrior and she may not put a catch in your throat with soaring rhetoric, but she's smart, competent, and experienced.
So far in the 2014 North Carolina legislative session, lawmakers have witnessed weekly actions: a silent protest, a sit-in in the Speaker's office, and prayerful bread-breaking by the activists of the Moral Monday movement, chronicled here in a photo essay.
The Wilks brothers, whose fortune comes from fracking, give tens of millions to right-wing groups and anti-choice "pregnancy centers," anti-LGBT groups, and organizations affiliated with ALEC.
Newly elected President Reuven Rivlin may mistakenly be seen as a symbol of new and surprising support for the idea that the only possible democratic outcome for Israelis and Palestinians is a binational state. But the one-staters of the right aren't at all interested in binationalism.
Fifteen protesters have a breakthrough night in North Carolina's long-running budget battles.
The former prisoner of war may be no hero, but his walking into the night armed with only a knife raises questions about his state of mind.
Yes, immigration reform is probably dead for now. But it was probably dead yesterday, even before Cantor was vanquished.
A new approach to discipline seeks to keep kids in school and, ultimately, out of prison. In one high school, the number of serious incidents of misbehavior plummeted 60 percent, after the start of a "restorative justice" program.
In creating a better political future, it is better to be cursed with youth than blessed with age.
Why she said what she did, and what she could have said instead.
Gore Vidal rejoiced in making his readers' lives more complicated by baring the power drives underneath our political pieties. The United States of Amnesia does him, and its audience, no justice.
This week's Democratic congressional primaries amounted to a Progressive Super Tuesday. And it is the latest chapter in a larger story we’ve seen play out in American politics since the Wall Street economic wreck.
Ever since the Occupy movement hit the streets, an explosion of worker unrest—especially among Walmart employees, workers at fast-food chains, janitors, and hospital workers—has shaped the political life of America's cities.
Nearly two in five Americans now get their health coverage through the federal government, and there's almost nothing conservatives can do about it.
A doctrine is what you need when you'd rather not be bothered to understand too much about any country we have to deal with or any situation we confront.