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Is the Tea Party Finally Boiling Over?

Maybe the Tea Party is finally starting to boil over, after all. According to CNN’s latest polling, 47 percent of the public now views the…

Wingnut Watch: Iowa’s Cattle Calls and Conferences Continue, But is it Too Much “Camp Christian”?

Aside from rather predictable carping about the president’s handling of the military intervention in Libya, the wingnut world has been preoccupied the last week with…

Clean Elections Are Constitutional

When the U.S. Supreme Court last year ruled in Citizens United that incorporated entities have the same First Amendment rights as individuals to spend money…

Whither Progressive History?

Over in Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Elbert Ventura has an excellent piece about progressives’ inability to develop a “coherent vision” – a guiding sense…

Men’s Earnings Have NOT Declined by 28 Percent Since 1969!

Tyler Cowen, of whom I’m generally a big fan, summarizes an interesting post by Michael Mandel on recent productivity growth (the lack thereof). But he…

Getting Clarity on Libya

Bowing to criticism across the political spectrum, President Obama will try to clarify U.S. goals in Libya tonight in a speech to the nation. Expect…

The Case For Supporting Syrian Democracy

UPDATE: We are re-posting this piece from Friday as events over the weekend continue to highlight the need for American attention on pro-democracy protests in…

TODAY: The Future of Nuclear Power After Fukushima

In the wake of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, new questions are being raised about the future of nuclear power. The President…

The Case For The Kerry-Hutchison Infrastructure Bank

You could almost see the eyes rolling last week as Senators John Kerry and Kay Bailey Hutchison introduced the latest version of a bill to…

Republicans for Environmental Progress: An Endangered Species

For most of modern American history, the two major political parties in America have largely agreed on the desired long-term environmental outcomes for the country:…