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If the war in Iraq is winding down, why does the Pentagon need so
much money? Because the Bush Administration has visions of a permanent
war economy.

The Bush Administration has propagated five myths in its current
campaign to rationalize its illegal domestic spying program.

Democrats should follow Al Gore's lead and challenge the Bush
Administration's ongoing surveillance of American citizens. If this
illegal action goes unchecked, our liberties will be dramatically
impaired.

The Bush Administration's ill-advised new prescription drug program could destroy Medicare as a benefit for all Americans.

Chastised by Russ Feingold for extrajudicial spying, the President who would be king invokes the divine right of kings.

No nation is immune from the insidious downward spiral signified by
torture. In this special issue, The Nation confronts the
sweeping moral seriousness what the torture conspiracy will do to
America and its democratic institutions. The facts are known: Now it's
time to hold the conspirators accountable.

By the time the first prisoners were taken in Iraq, a green light to
abuse had been issued in writing. Now torture is cloaked in a veil of
secrecy, with obscured statistics, dismissal of human rights reports
and outright denial. Torture has proved to be a window into the Bush
Administration's pursuit of the war on terror.

Despite what we know of history, it comes as a shock to discover that American leaders would open the way for torture of prisoners, that the President would fight legislation prohibiting inhumane treatment, and that Congress would barely react. A moment of historical reckoning has come: It is time to establish an independent commission with a special prosecutor and bring executors of abuse to justice.

We've got our values and we know goodness, but we hate only certain
kinds of sin.

New Orleans was top-of-mind for more than 100,000
peace advocates in Washington who delivered a clear and unified
message, protesting the Bush Administration's war in Iraq and its
callous indifference to the victims of the Gulf Coast hurricanes.

Blogs

Lawmakers say the CIA redacted “key facts” from a long-awaited investigation into the agency’s cruel interrogation tactics.

August 6, 2014

McConnell finds himself in another tight re-election race with his career on the line, and another crisis in Iraq.

June 19, 2014

There is a model for Dick Cheney’s belief that when it comes to being greeted as liberators, second time’s a charm.

June 18, 2014

The federal government is really bad at preserving records—and this has led to many scandals.

June 18, 2014

He once lobbied for dictators and served as trade czar for George W. Bush. What is he doing on Romney's short list for running mate?

June 25, 2012

New fundraising numbers suggest Obama can’t out-raise Romney enough to compensate for the cascade of dishonest attacks on his record coming from Karl Rove and company. 

June 7, 2012

After three years of griping about slow growth, the GOP’'s Budget Committee chair is suddenly fretting about too much growth.

February 3, 2012

Assessing the landmark education legislation on its tenth anniversary.

January 6, 2012

With his new revisionist memoir, Dick Cheney is more concerned about maintaining status within the Republican party than he is about selling books.

August 31, 2011