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Edward Snowden

The NSA leaker indisputably proved all that the US government had done to destroy the privacy of Americans and people around the world.

Los Hueros

Mora County is challenging legal doctrines that privilege corporations and Big Carbon.

Kerry Fulbright

Long advertised as a flaship program for American cultural diplomacy, the Fulbright Program is now facing devastating budget cuts.

Cowboy Indian Alliance

If the Nevada rancher is forced to pay taxes or grazing fees, he should pay them to the Shoshone.

There’s growing evidence that the Obama administration is providing just enough aid to the rebels to sustain the war, but not enough to topple Assad.

LBJ

The fiftieth anniversary celebrations of Johnson’s Great Society agenda should not overlook the travesties of the war. 

Stop torture

Unlike the rest of us, members of our national security state exist in what might be called ‘post-legal’ America. 

Blogs

The Senate heard emotional tales of struggling middle-class families Thursday—but it‘s not clear they can do anything about it.

June 23, 2011

It's going to be hard for President Obama to run as an anti-war candidate in 2012, but a Republican might.

June 22, 2011

Former Democratic leader—and health industry lobbyist—Richard Gephardt comes out against the Independent Payment Review Board, and uses right-wing arguments to attack it.

June 22, 2011

A Senate hearing on hunger among senior citizens laid bare a depressing problem—and showcased two radically different views on the role of government.

June 21, 2011

 When it comes down to it, the easiest way to make elections competitive is to give candidates more money.

June 20, 2011

While his colleague Michele Bachmann mounts a vanity campaign for president, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison is mounting a serious campaign for American jobs.

June 18, 2011

Conservatives attack President Obama as a Jimmy Carter, but he's really more of a George H.W. Bush.

June 17, 2011

Eric explains why he is an Agent of Falsehood and reviews the latest CDs, Reed explores American "reason."

June 17, 2011

Corporate money corrupts, warns former senator, in a call for the netroots to challenge those in both parties who "dance with the devil."

June 17, 2011

Weinergate reminds us that we need to elect politicians not just based on their policy positions, but on whether we trust their judgment, honesty and integrity as well.

June 16, 2011