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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.

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.

Sadly, the old slander that a liberal is someone who has never been mugged is turning out to be true.

How the right is using trade law to overturn American democracy.

There is mass hunger and need in Afghanistan, and the UN is under great pressure to get supplies through.

The Bush administration is trying to win hearts and minds—through a carefully stage-managed media campaign.

Blogs

Ideological resistance to the Medicaid expansion—the heart of the healthcare law—is. 

October 23, 2013

Media have rarely questioned the claims, cited by Obama and others, in the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s intelligence leaks.

October 23, 2013

Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota try to find the right tone for their debate.

October 22, 2013

The SAFE Act would turn millions of undocumented immigrants into criminals overnight, a windfall for the private prison industry.

October 22, 2013

Will the Justice Department finally pursue criminal charges against the megabank for its long list of misdeeds?

October 21, 2013

There’s a long history of players banding together for better playing conditions.

October 21, 2013

Even though suicide rates are climbing, the government continues to slash mental health budgets.

October 21, 2013

Mainstream reporting has consistently underestimated the number of people who think the Affordable Care Act doesn’t go far enough. 

October 21, 2013

The grievance letter sent out by the Grambling State Tigers football team reveals a locker room too dangerous to call home.

October 21, 2013

This year's winner of the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom Medal is as adept detailing the mechanics of a mine-triggered landslide as he is at critiquing the dangerous combination of ideology and profit motive that caused it to occur.

October 19, 2013