Hurray For Lawsuits!

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A recent Supreme Court ruling shows Congress should act if they think the President is breaking the law.

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There Goes The Cuban Vote

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Cuban American voters are increasingly supporting the Democratic Party.

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GOP and Dem Leaders Hold Hands, Sing “We Shall Overcome”

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A moment meant to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has been called awkward, hilarious and beautiful. Here’s the video. Where do you stand?

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What The Election In Mississippi Means

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Thad Cochran’s victory in the Republican primary yesterday has some big implications for the landscape of American politics.

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Christie And Walker Are Doomed

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The latest news in Chris Christie’s and Scott Walker’s respective scandals means they will almost certainly not get to be the Republican nominee in 2016.

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Are The Democrats Unified After All?

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Compared to their past, the Democrats of today are remarkably united.

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The Limits Of American Power

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The current chaos in Iraq shows how limited American military power can be at times, and how big of a mistake the war really was.

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Why Has There Been No Legislative Action on Guns? Blame the Silent Majority.

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Stop blaming soft politicians and the NRA, and look in the mirror.

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Eric Cantor’s Tea Party Blues

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss in a primary last night tells us a lot of about the state of the GOP.

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The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Partisan Side

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One of the biggest myths in American politics is that the other side is always doing much better than you are.

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Understanding Bergdahlgate

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The Republican fury over the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has more to do with the current state of the GOP than anything Obama did.

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Mr. Kerry: Why Snowden can’t “Make his Case” in “Our System of Justice”

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Juan Cole discusses why Edward Snowden would be unwise to trust a system that has a history of cruel and inhuman treatment of whistleblowers.

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Where Are Conservatives’ New Ideas?

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Conservatives still have a hard time coming up with new ideas to address the problems in our changing world.

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Fifteen Years Is Long Enough

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If the US can’t accomplish its goal in Afghanistan by 2016, we probably won’t ever be able to accomplish them.

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Can Better Mobile Access Increase Voting Engagement?

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Matt Hudson is building a mobile platform that helps local candidates reach and mobilize their constituents.

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No The Democrats Are Not Doomed In November

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Despite all the hype otherwise, the 2014 elections are hardly set in stone.

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