The money chase is on, and Democrats across the presidential field are bragging about their low-dollar average contribution size, while downplaying their contacts with big donors in Hollywood and on Wall Street. Elizabeth Warren took that tactic a step...
For those of us who admire Dianne Feinstein, it’s been painful to watch her being sidelined as her staff tries to protect her from the whispers of her colleagues and the indignities of her not knowing when it’s time...
It’s a big number and it gets people’s attention when they hear it: 47 million Americans receive food stamps in what is now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The program has expanded significantly under President Obama,...
John Hlinko’s wife calls it “the house that Trump built.” They could afford the historic Tudor-style residence in Washington’s tony Georgetown thanks to Donald Trump’s candidacy and the traffic it generates to Left Action, a hub for progressive causes...
The Watergate analogy is so overused that Donald Trump gets away with saying the Hillary Clinton email scandal is “worse than Watergate,” and voters believe him. It’s not true. Watergate was a genuine constitutional crisis with a president who...
Polls show voters have more confidence in Joe Biden than Donald Trump on every key issue except the economy, where the president’s strength has Democrats worried that Biden could be falling into the same trap as Hillary Clinton by...
“Forced birth”—that’s how Maryland Democrats phrased Republican efforts to derail a new law that allows trained health-care practitioners to perform abortions, as opposed to limiting the procedure only to doctors. It’s not a radical step, even though Gov. Larry...
Jimmy Carter won the presidency in 1976 because he understood the mood of the country, and because his message of populist reform reached disaffected voters in a way that eluded other more established politicians vying for...
A school district in Utah pulled the Bible from some of its libraries because of vulgarity and violence and now some parents want the Book of Mormon reviewed, taking the argument from the sublime to the ridiculous in a...
When Anita Hill testified before an all-male and all-white Senate Judiciary committee in 1991, no one was in her corner—not the country, not the lawmakers grilling her, and certainly not history. Sexual harassment was a new term, and the...

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