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Meet Trey Gowdy, GOP Benghazi Attack Dog

Watch his YouTube videos and you'll understand why John Boehner picked him to lead the Benghazi select committee.

What a Real Propaganda Campaign Looks Like

As the Republicans' scandal calliope winds up, this is as good a time as any to remind ourselves of what happened just a little over a decade ago, even as memories fade.

The Bitter Truth about the Settlements

How can talks succeed when, throughout the negotiations, Israel is building on the very land that would comprise a Palestinian state?

The Difference Between Liberal Justices and Conservative Justices

Both kinds of justices take into account whether they're sympathetic to the plaintiff, not just what the Constitution demands. But a new study shows "in-group bias" much more in evidence among the conservatives.

Anthony Kennedy's California Roots Shine Through

In recent cases on redistricting and gay marriage, he reveals himself as a vanishing breed of West Coast moderate Republican. 

Sorry, Walmart: Charter Schools Won't Fix Poverty

The Walton Family Foundation may not want to raise wages or lose tax breaks, but education reform alone can't reduce income inequality.

A Good Week for America

On a number of fronts, real progressive change is on the horizon. 

Conscience and the Culture Wars

Conservatives say marriage equality and health-care laws threaten their religious freedom. Should they be exempt?

Conscience and the Culture Wars

Conservatives say marriage equality and health-care laws threaten their religious freedom. Should they be exempt?

Unhappy Justices

The Supreme Court's conservative wing seems increasingly out of touch with 21st century America—and reality. 

But Was the Court's Ruling on Marriage Democratic?

Contrary to critics, extending rights to long-oppressed groups lies at the heart of our democratic system. 

Republicans Need to Find a New Culture War to Fight

Old battlegrounds like gay rights are becoming much less controversial, even among conservatives. 

Scalia's Presumption of Reasonable Republicans

Justice Scalia's dissent in King v. Burwell rests on a deeply misguided faith in GOP leaders at the state level. 

Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill?

A shortlist of agitators, activists, and other influential top contenders.  

Black Lives Matter: Responding to the Dominican Deportation Crisis

Protests erupt worldwide as more than 200,000 people of Haitian descent may soon be deported from the Dominican Republic. 

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