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Reclaiming the Politics of Freedom

Since the ’70s, liberals and leftists have misidentified the source of conservatism’s appeal.

After Three Mile Island

The 1979 partial meltdown prompted more regulations and greater enforcement. Then in the 1990s, a Republican Congress took aim.

The Obama Administration has continued to operate Bush's legally-dubious detention centers for terrorism prisoners, but the opaque practices at these secret prisons deserve to be rigorously reconsidered.

According to Christian Parenti, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's "culture" of bowing to industry demands prevents it from keeping plants truly safe.

Just how American bullets make their way into Bahraini guns, into weapons used by troops suppressing pro-democracy protesters, opens a wider window into the shadowy relationships between the Pentagon and a number of autocratic states in the Arab world. 

Rep. Peter King’s witnesses tried to paint Muslims as untrustworthy citizens, but other speakers, including LA Sherriff Lee Baca, attested to broad cooperation with law enforcement. 

Zuhdi Jasser

According to Jasser, the Muslim Brotherhood’s mission is to upend the Constitution and impose Sharia law and Islamic “political collectivism” in America.

“The gift that keeps on giving” should have been the headline on the Pentagon’s decision to award the Boeing Co. a $35 billion defense contract last week.

Media Fix's Greg Mitchell says that though the media may attack WikiLeaks on their editorial pages, many outlets depend on the cables for juicy details about Libya and beyond.

Blogs

The court battle to block North Carolina’s harsh new voting law has important national significance.

July 10, 2014

The Department of Justice won't investigate shocking claims made earlier this year.

July 10, 2014

A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.

July 9, 2014

While Obama has begun to act on what the country needs, Republican obstruction refuses to pass bills and solve problems.

July 9, 2014

Senate Democrats fight the ruling that allows corporate executives to make healthcare decisions for female employees.

July 9, 2014

Senate Republicans have ground the body to a near-halt on nominations.

July 8, 2014

While the Obama administration takes steps to discourage coal consumption at home, it’s tacitly promoting coal exports overseas.

July 7, 2014

Talking about opportunity alone fails to address the unfairness of the current system.

July 7, 2014

The politicians were happy, if nobody else.

July 1, 2014

“Working people have experienced—for a long time—the diminishment of their voice,” says David Weil, the new director of the Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor.

July 1, 2014