Issue: Term 2

Issue number: 1


AP Photo/Jerome Delay

Women, Latinos, African Americans, and the 
young don’t believe what older white men believe. Their views fueled Obama’s victory and may portend a new Democratic majority. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The 2012 election's progressive victories didn't stem the tide of conservatives flooding state legislatures. Read more

Working in America

The 2012 election awarded us a peculiar form of coalition government. Will it hinder Dems as they pursue their ambitious agenda? Read more

Money, Politics and Power



Minnesotans defeat the GOP’s plan to restrict the franchise. Read more

Law and Justice


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Our governing document creates no right to vote. It’s time it did. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Nonunion workers’ groups are gathering strength across the country. But will they ever make the kind of impact that traditional labor once did? Read more


America's electoral map has changed to the Democrats' advantage—and it's going to change a whole lot more.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power


John Ritter

No matter the outcome, big money and voter suppression crippled the election. This is no way to run the world’s oldest democracy. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


AP Photo/Susan Walsh

With Republicans divided, the president could open up space to move progressive policies. First, the progressive community needs to move him. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The president has a new opportunity for immigration reform, old business to finish on health care, and fateful decisions to make about energy and climate. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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

Books, Arts and Culture


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Now can we get to work saving the future? Read more



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In both cultural depictions, September 11 is a wound that never heals. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture


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It's hard to believe, but Bashar al-Assad once presented himself to the world as Syria's modernizer. Read more

America and the World


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Besides being the father of John, Bobby, and Teddy, Joe Kennedy left behind a tattered legacy.  Read more