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A man counts one hundred dollar bills. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
July 27, 2014 | Blog

The “self-made” man or woman, the symbol of American meritocracy, is disappearing. Six of today’s ten wealthiest Americans are heirs to prominent fortunes. Continue reading

Rick Perry at the Texas GOP convention in 2014
July 22, 2014 | On Democracy

In its official 2014 platform for Texas, the GOP has gone for the chimerical bucket list of the extreme right instead of trying out real solutions to address real problems. Continue reading

Bill de Blasio at the Puerto Rican Day Parade
July 18, 2014 | Perspectives

In order to better the economic lot of their constituency, Democrats should do something they haven’t really contemplated, and have consistently avoided, since the 1930s: taking a side, with all that entails, in a class war. Continue reading

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gestures as he speaks, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 to a joint meeting of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches and the Palm Beach County Bar Association at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla
July 11, 2014 | Perspectives

Justice Samuel Alito, who has in a series of recent decisions diminished the rights of women in the workplace, has an unblemished record as the most committed partisan on the Court. Continue reading

Gerrick Brenner of Progress NC was joined by Save Early Voting supporters on the steps of the Craven County Administration Building, New Bern, N.C., Tuesday, April 9, 2013 while addressing the media. (AP Photo/Sun Journal, Chuck Beckley)
July 10, 2014 | Blog

The state’s recent election-law overhaul stripped away more than a decade’s worth of reforms that had dramatically increased ballot access for African-Americans. Continue reading

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton bids farewell to State Department employees at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Feb. 1, 2103, before departing the State Department for the final time as secretary of state. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 8, 2014 | Blog

It’s the Democratic Party’s own fault that voters struggle to distinguish it from the Republican Party. Continue reading

Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to veterans during a national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 26, 2002. Cheney spelled out to veterans the administration's justification for a pre-emptive attack against Iraq, calling Saddam Hussein "as dangerous as we say he is." (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 27, 2014

From the health effects of smoking to weapons of mass destruction, the powers that be have told us some real whoppers over the years. Continue reading

President George HW Bush and Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney at Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1990. (Image: Doug Mills/ AP)
June 27, 2014 | Blog

As the US once again contemplates military action in Iraq, let’s not let our history in the region disappear down the memory hole. Continue reading

President George W. Bush speaks to US troops, Nov. 27, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 27, 2014 | Blog

In 935 Lies, Lewis details the carefully orchestrated campaign of untruths about Iraq waged by the Bush administration that galvanized public opinion and led us to war. Continue reading

Iraq War Card, Searchable database of false statements
June 26, 2014 | Blog

A new interactive database lists the 935 false statements made by top Bush administration officials in the run up to the Iraqi war. Who leads the pack? Continue reading

President George W. Bush makes remarks on Iraq (Jan 2008)
June 22, 2014 | Perspectives

More than two trillion dollars later — without figuring in post-war costs still to come — Iraq is a catastrophe. And the cost of the war for Iraqis is beyond calculation. Continue reading

President Bush, center, pauses during remarks about the Middle East at the State Department on Monday, Aug. 14, 2006 in Washington. From left is Vice President Dick Cheney, Bush, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 20, 2014 | Perspectives

Andrew Bacevich asserts that the “impoverished state of US foreign-policy discourse is laid bare” in a recent New Republic essay by historian Robert Kagan lauded by some as “brilliant.” Continue reading

(Top left-clockwise) Paul Bremer; Bill O'Reilly with Charles Krauthammer; Paul Wolfowitz and Bill Kristol.
June 19, 2014 | Perspectives

Historian and Essayist Eric Alterman on how pundits use the press to keep peddling the same propaganda. Continue reading

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)
June 18, 2014 | Blog

Wondering how things got this bad? We’ll help sort it all out. Continue reading

President John F. Kennedy and Robert McNamara. (Wikimedia commons)
June 17, 2014 | Perspectives

Today, Obama is stuck in the same situation John F. Kennedy faced in the early 1960s. Continue reading

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