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Robert Menendez

With Senator Foreign Relations chairman and Cuba hawk Robert Menendez mired in scandal, the embargo could finally be lifted.

Garment worker

Despite some laudatory local and state efforts, taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase clothes made in sweatshops.

Bill de Blasio, Kasim Reed, David Axlerod

With liberal hopes dashed in Washington, political energy is gathering in cities, where social change is actually possible.

Edward Snowden

A plea bargain, that is—it’s time to make a deal.

Chris Christie

While trumpeting “pension reform,” the New Jersey governor placed retiree assets in the hands of hedge fund managers bankrolling his political career.

Debo Adegbile

The successful smear campaign against him undermined a key principle of our justice system: that everyone is entitled to legal representation.

CIA

As Senator Feinstein has revealed, the CIA will not only stall but even spy on Congress to impede its investigation of wrongdoing.

Dianne Feinstein

The details of the CIA’s torture program may finally come to light. 

Pentagon

Despite the uproar over reductions to defense funding, less than 1 percent of the Pentagon's beefy $550 billion budget will be cut this year. 

Blogs

So what sparked the rift with Assange?

February 1, 2011

The latest on Egypt and WikiLeaks, Stuxnet, Bradley Manning, and hundreds of Libyan Cables released.

February 1, 2011

The radical ruling virtually assures that the US Supreme Court will take the case.

January 31, 2011

Last night, Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes challenged Julian Assange on a variety of issues surrounding WikiLeaks, and failed miserably.  But what happened last spring when Assange met a real master of the debate—Stephen Colbert?

January 31, 2011

Who needs the 60 Minutes interview with Julian Assange when you can just read my new book, "The Age of WikiLeaks," and revisit Stephen Colbert's interview with Assange? 

January 31, 2011

The president's adviser offered few specifics of how the president planned to make promised new investments while observing a five-year domestic spending freeze.

January 27, 2011

WikiLeaks in Davos, Anonymous activists arrested, and, for those who get technology, WikiLeaks anonymizes ISPs to get past data retention laws. Oh, and uprising in Yemen.

January 27, 2011

And Boehner (yes, Boehner) almost steals the show.

January 26, 2011

VISA is told WikiLeaks not breaking the law, Anonymous asks for help attacking Egypt websites, and Julian Assange's attorney gets an award

January 26, 2011

Obama's State of the Union speech did a lot right, but got one thing curiously wrong.

January 25, 2011