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Facing Steep Odds, 128 House Democrats Revive the Public Option

By | 07.29.10 | 6:15 am

Four months after President Barack Obama enacted the Affordable Care And Patient Protection Act, House Democrats have revived a top liberal priority that was eliminated from the sweeping health care law in the latter stages of a grueling year-long debate: the public option.

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Video: Tracking John Paul Stevens’ Move to the Left

By | 06.30.10 | 8:24 am

Yesterday, the co-authors of John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life spoke at the Center for American Progress, discussing the late justice’s evolution from moderate rookie to liberal leader, particularly as the Reagan appointees rubbed him the wrong way. Our video team was on hand; highlights after the jump:

GOP Senators Put Thurgood Marshall on Trial

By | 06.29.10 | 10:18 am

At The Washington Post, Dana Milbank notes that Republicans have taken to criticizing Justice Thurgood Marshall as a way of attacking Elena Kagan’s (apparent) judicial philosophy:

As confirmation hearings opened Monday afternoon, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee took the unusual approach of attacking Kagan because she admired the


The Urge to Purge

By | 04.29.09 | 10:37 am

Progressive-around-town Adam Green has set up a Facebook group called “I support a real progressive against Arlen Specter,” which is what it sounds like: a place to pledge $25 if a more liberal candidate runs against Specter in the Democratic primary. So far they have 286 members, which would More…

Ideology in Your DNA? Not Quite.

By | 09.19.08 | 6:16 pm

A story today in the The Los Angeles Times on a study about biology and politics starts with: “Die-hard liberals and conservatives aren’t made; they’re born. It’s literally in their DNA.”

Intrigued, I called the study’s head researcher, Douglas Oxley of the University of Nebraska, to see if More…