The smears are just beginning. Oligarchs and their defenders recognize the Vermont senator poses a unique threat to their grip on power.
Who will become the next chair of the Democratic National Committee? This leadership contest has significant implications for the future of American politics.
Although at least one super PAC has already formed to oppose Hillary Clinton's unannounced 2016 presidential campaign, the Democratic Party is not without other talented politicians, some of whom are also considering a run.
The State Department looks ready to remove an Iranian opposition group's designation as a terrorist organization thanks to its high-level bipartisan connections in Washington.
Salon's Glenn Greenwald called Howard Dean's suggestion that the proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero be moved the "worst thing I've seen him do." Here, Dean attempts to explain himself.
Howard Dean was roundly condemned for casting aspersions on what even many of its more ardent supporters admit is an obviously flawed bill.
The liberals attacking the Senate health reform bill must never have known real illness. They’ve never been fired at the age of 50 and left without health insurance. They’ve probably never known anyone who died for lack of health insurance.I thought Joe Lieberman was the dumbest politician from New England until Howard Dean urged Senate Democrats to vote against health reform.
Those who denounce the Senate plan imagine that Obama and fellow Democrats possess political muscle to achieve something more. They don't.
Now that health care reform has been tailored to the demands of Sen. Joe Lieberman, there's real debate among progressives about whether it's worth doing at all. Howard Dean writes: "Any measure that expands private insurers' monopoly over health care and transfers millions of taxpayer dollars to private corporations is not real health-care reform." (continued)