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May It Displease the Court: Race and Justice Sonia Sotomayor

A book on the U.S. Supreme Court justice reveals the bruising backstory to the Texas affirmative action case set to be heard again this fall.

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Jon Stewart Blasts Conservatives for Their ‘Arguments Against the Progress of Humankind’

After a momentous week for the Supreme Court and the nation, was it too much to ask that right-wingers refrain from spewing bigoted and misguided statements about the end of democracy?

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 READ MORE

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

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Proposed Mars Journey Highlights ‘How Unequal Our Planet Still Is’

“Humanity does not progress by jumping into space and leaving the cares of Earth behind,” writes Nigerian author Chibundu Onuzo. “We move forward by creating a more equitable and compassionate planet for now and generations unborn.”

Posted on Feb 22, 2015 READ MORE

We Made Progress in 2014, but There’s Far More to Do in 2015 (Video)

We’ve made progress this past year — raising the minimum wage in dozens of states and cities, providing equal marriage rights in a majority of states, limiting carbon emissions.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Sotomayor’s eloquent dissent against the decision to allow Michigan to discriminate by race and sex in the college admissions process has the power to wake those asleep in the dream of our country’s presumed inevitable progress.

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China’s Progress

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AP / Rafiq Maqool

U.K. Ups Aid to Afghanistan

The British government has announced a 40 percent increase in aid projects in Afghanistan as it gears up to fulfill a pledge to remove its combat troops from the country by 2014.

Posted on Jul 18, 2010 READ MORE

Bill Maher: Put Apple in Charge

The “Real Time” host says America is stuck in the mud and desperately needs a trip to the Genius Bar.

Posted on May 16, 2010 READ MORE

Obama Walks the Minefield

Barack Obama tells the columnist why he chose to ignore the collective political wisdom and confront the issue of race head-on. Having survived the encounter, his speech on the subject could change the way Americans understand one another.

Posted on Mar 19, 2008 READ MORE

Bush in Oval Office

Bush Pitches ‘Return on Success’ Plan

In a preview of Thursday’s speech, President Bush lays out his “return on success” plan for bringing troops home (though the meaning of “success” is unclear), discusses the Iraqi government’s progress (and lack thereof) in meeting its goals, and insists that “the success of a free Iraq is critical” to America’s security.

Posted on Sep 13, 2007 READ MORE

Iraq by the Numbers with Petraeus

Opening his testimony before Congress on Monday with the insistence, “I wrote this testimony myself,” and adding that his Iraq progress report hadn’t been vetted in advance, Gen. David Petraeus trotted out figures and charts to argue that “the military objectives of the surge are, in large measure, being met.”

Posted on Sep 10, 2007 READ MORE

Iraq Puppet Show

Posted on Sep 5, 2007 READ MORE

Jon Stewart

‘Daily Show’: Bush Redefines Progress

George W. Bush is upset with the Democrats for wanting to withdraw from Iraq just when we’ve finally started to make progress. Just starting? The president has been citing “progress” in Iraq for years now, and Jon Stewart has the clips to prove it.

Posted on Apr 14, 2007 READ MORE

Private Boehner Memo on Iraq Surfaces

Think Progress got ahold of Majority Leader John Boehner?s confidential strategy memo for Thursday?s congressional debate on the Iraq war. Think Progress says the memo aims to “exploit,” “attack” and “create a false choice.”

Posted on Jun 14, 2006 READ MORE

Makin’ Good Progress

Posted on Mar 22, 2006 READ MORE


Iraq: Three Years In

It’s the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Where do we stand?
The N.Y. Times calls the undertaking a miserable, botched fiasco. Iraq’s former interim prime minister calls the sectarian violence “civil war.” An L.A. Times reporter says that Bush is working to lower expectations in Iraq. Donald Rumsfeld, writing in the Washington Post, sees the occupation through rose-colored glasses. A BBC reporter gives a “glass-half-full / glass-half-empty” reading, but the headline uses the word “bleak.”

Posted on Mar 19, 2006 READ MORE

The Progress Myth in Iraq

There is now a three-year record of who has been right about what is happening in Iraq—Rumsfeld or the media. And the score is: Press, 1,095; Rumsfeld, 0.

Posted on Mar 8, 2006 READ MORE

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