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Laura Bush might put on a good face for women's rights in Afghanistan, but her husband's handwork works against women in other places.

Noncitizens in the United States face an increasingly harsh Ashcroft-run Justice Department.

As world leaders convened at the 56th Session of the General Assembly of the UN in early November, the main topic of discussion was the fight against terrorism.

Anthrax scare reveals racial denial: workers on Capitol Hill are evacuated and given protective drugs while exposed postal workers, most of them black, are forgotten.

George W. Bush, whose administration is addicted to secrecy, wants presidential papers classified indefinitely, not for the usual 12 years.

Bush Administration hijacks the Constitution with the Patriot Act and military tribunals; our supine media wakes up (briefly); Congress sleeps

The Institute for Creative Technologies makes Star Wars–type simulations for Army personnel

Attorney General John Ashcroft throws out Oregon's assisted suicide law, against the wishes of a majority of Oregonians and in defiance of a 1997 Supreme Court ruling.

The sudden and unexpected collapse of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

George W. Bush wants to try terror suspects in in secret military courts. Guilt is presumed over innocence.

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Matt Lauer's softball Bush interview disappoints.

 

 

November 8, 2010

MSNBC lifted the Countdown host's suspension on Sunday, and late Monday he responded by declaring that the network's donation policy was "inconsistently applied." He also thanked viewers for their support and asserted that he first learned about his suspension through the media.

November 8, 2010

Olbermann thanks activists for raising a ruckus about his suspension. Highest marks go to the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.

November 8, 2010

Could a combination of philanthropy and social justice advocacy help progressives overcome the influence of corporate money to achieve real change?

November 5, 2010

 Over the four decades since the voting age was lowered to 18, has anything been put into place to support ongoing youth voting? 

November 5, 2010

It's Naomi Watts as Valerie Plame and Sean Penn as Joe Wilson as Fair Game comes to the screen. But don't look for Judy Miller or Robert Novak—at least under their own names. 

November 4, 2010

The Larry Sanders Show and the compromised administration of Obama.

November 4, 2010

In DC, it's not the elections garnering the lion's share of discussion. A recent benching by Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has once again put the spotlight on Donovan McNabb. Shanahan's explanation that McNabb was fat, lazy and stupid, made a bad situation worse.

November 4, 2010