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Criminally Confidential

In reforming our criminal justice system, we must pay greater attention to one oft-neglected issue: the distorted use of criminal informants.

By Jonathan Blanks

What the Kavanaugh Debacle Has Revealed

"Trust us, we know him" was never a convincing endorsement.

By Nathan Pippenger

'Homo Economicus' Must Die

Nick Hanauer's rousing speech on the lies on which neoliberalism is built.

By Nick Hanauer

Nick Hanauer, the Plutocrat of the Common Man

A well-deserved honor for a great friend of Democracy (and democracy).

By Nick Hanauer Michael Tomasky

Don't Count on a Surge in Hispanic and Latino Votes

Nothing is automatic: Democrats need to do the hard, unglamorous work of party-building. And Republicans seem intent on giving them the opportunity.

By Nathan Pippenger