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The Escalating “War” with Pakistan

Tensions are rising rapidly between the US and its purported ally, Pakistan, with who knows what results.

Last week, in extraordinarily candid testimony before… More…

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Republicans Jump the Gun on Jobs

As President Obama prepares to unveil his latest plan to revive the ailing economy, some of his Republican opponents have preempted him with jobs plans of their own.

Former Gov. Mitt Romney is the latest, with a slick, 159-page plan More…

Where Liberals Failed

“To those who charge that liberalism has been tried and found wanting, I answer that the failure is not in the idea but in the course of recent history”—former Sen. George McGovern, (defeated) Democratic presidential candidate, 1972.

Liberalism has two … More…

Where Conservatives Failed

“The [Bush] aide said that guys like me were ‘in what we call the reality-based community,’ which he defined as people who ‘believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.’

“‘That’s not the way the world really More…

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Who We Are and What We’re About

Independents are the largest political bloc in the US, but our views occupy only a small part of the national conversation.

Why? Because cable news and the blogosphere—the principal public outlets for political discourse in this country—are sharply polarized between … More…