Is the Emergency Committee for Israel on a Losing Streak?
January 16, 2013
Schumer's support for Hagel seems like another setback for the pro-Israel lobby. Or is it?
Welcome to Another Golden Era of Liberal Senators
January 08, 2013
The liberal bloc of the Senate today is up there with the early 1960s and mid-'70s.
What’s Next For the Same-Sex Marriage Movement?
November 07, 2012
The long-fight for marriage equality.
Meet Mark Pocan, the Original ALEC Spy
July 25, 2012
Today is the first day of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual meeting. State legislators from around the country will be attending, as will representatives from corporations looking to pitch model legislation. There will also be spies. Activists from several progressive groups will sneak into the Salt Lake City conference, (at least, they'll try), in hopes of capturing some of ALEC's model legislation.
The Other Wisconsin Showdown
December 02, 2011
What is it with Wisconsin? Just in the past year we've had the defeat of Russ Feingold, the war over Scott Walker and now...the tarring of Tommy Thompson. It's gone mostly unnoticed amidst all the drama of the Republican presidential primary, but the biggest congressional primary showdown -- 2012's answer to the 2010 battles that produced Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell and Ken Buck, among others -- is shaping up over the right to take on Iraq war veteran Tammy Baldwin for the Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Herb Kohl.