John Avlon is political director for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. A CNN contributor, he won the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ award for best online column in 2012.
Big surprise: Right-wing super PACs overwhelm liberal groups, according to new data released today.... MORE
The president has enough real-time issues that could unexpectedly damage him—from Iran to the... MORE
The president’s recent speeches have not always lived up to his reputation for dazzling oratory.... MORE
Two new books show how voters who reject both Democrats and Republicans can become a force. MORE
As New York’s anti-Muslim ads exploit our free-speech laws, they undermine its power. By John Avlon.... MORE
Why has the Republican nominee become so intensely disliked?... MORE
As more and more money floods the political world, our regulations are struggling to keep up.
Like Chicago’s mayor, Democrats nationally can try to develop signature policy approaches for... MORE
The strange, opaque world of politically minded nonprofits. By John Avlon and Michael Keller. MORE
Who’s getting rich, and how they’re pulling it off. Part one of a series.... MORE
John Avlon on why the state’s union battle is a fight worth having. MORE
Schools are failing, and policy fault lines are beginning to shift. Maybe even in Chicago.... MORE
Former FBI director Ali Soufan talks the war on terror on the Sept. 11 anniversary. MORE
The Obama iconography stood out because it is almost impossible to imagine Mitt Romney inspiring... MORE