Politics

Hagel Faces Down the Neo-Cons

Getting the dovish Chuck Hagel confirmed will be another big win for Obama—and for progressives.

President Obama Announces Action on Gun Control with 23 New Executive Orders

A host of measures—and proposed laws—meant to reduce gun violence and increase gun safety.

How Boehner Can Bypass Tea Party Republicans, and Prevent Default

There exists a majority for action in the House, if Boehner wants to build it.

Intelligence Squared U.S.'s Talking Heads

A reporter checks out a live taping of the cult podcast hit, whose new season starts tonight.

The NRA Opens Fire

They've obviously decided that the most effective strategy is to rile up their base.

Aaron Swartz’s Final Code

The death of an Internet freedom activist points to the future of popular resistance.

The Matriarch

Remembering Gerda Lerner, one of the founders of women’s history

Vacation Homes for the Rich, Courtesy of Uncle Sam

A new report highlights how much the federal government is spending on real-estate programs—and who's benefitting.

The Last Four Years, and the Next Four

Barack Obama's problem, apparently, is that he has not spent enough time socializing.

How Much Reform Are We Seeing from GOP Governors?

So far, not much has changed about the GOP's approach to policy.

Did Jodie Foster Just Come Out?

Who knows? Who cares?

Bobby Jindal's New Tax Plan Would Be a Huge Blow to Louisiana's Poorest Residents

Jindal wants Louisiana to lead the nation in upwards redistribution.

Lift the Limit on Gun Safety Research

That the limit even exists is, you know, ridiculous.

All the President's Resolve

This is the resolute Obama we’ve been waiting for. But to what end?

Republicans Are Creating Their Worst Nightmare

In the short-term, at least, defaulting on our debt is way worse than accumulating it.

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