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Founded in July 1995 by David Talbot, Salon combines original investigative stories, breaking news, provocative personal essays and highly respected criticism along with popular staff-written blogs about politics, technology and culture.

Liberals double down: No entitlement cuts

As reports of a “grand bargain” emerge, Rep. Keith Ellison and the Progressive Caucus say they won’t budge on their opposition to cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

Mondale on Obama, and how he could’ve beaten Reagan

Salon’s Steve Kornacki asks Walter Mondale about the political parallels between ’82 and ’10, the ways in which the ’82 recession was different, and what it was like to run against President Ronald Reagan at the peak of his popularity.