John Mearsheimer (“Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault,” September/October 2014) fails to properly consider the Ukrainian people themselves, Carl Gershman, president of the National Endowment for Democracy. In his telling, the Ukrainians are passive pawns in the struggle between an aggressive West and a reactive Vladimir Putin, he Continue →
Russia is a halfway house, says Maxim Trudolyubov, the opinion page editor of the business newspaper Vedomosti. It has private companies, markets and all kinds of consumer wares, but it lacks crucial institutions that help us enjoy all those material goods. There are no such things as impartial courts, honest Continue →
Joaquim is an intern at ThinkProgress.
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In just 15 months, NextGen Climate Action has grown into one of the mightiest spenders of the midterm election. And with the latest round of pocket money from founder Tom Steyer, it now has $19 million to spend within two weeks of the November 4 election.
With his latest gift, Steyer’s contribution to NextGen Climate now Continue →
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Oil and gas companies are Continue →
The days of candidates dominating their own political campaigns are over.
In the most competitive U.S. Senate races this year, big-money special interests that proliferated after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision are routinely out-muscling and out-messaging the candidates themselves.
This power shift is most prominent on Continue →