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George W. Bush, whose administration is addicted to secrecy, wants presidential papers classified indefinitely, not for the usual 12 years.

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.

Blogs

Whittaker Chambers, a Wobbly and a hobo before he was a a red-hunter, published poetry in The Nation in the 1920s.

April 1, 2015

The best response to the new Daily Show host’s sexism would be to put more women in the writers’ room.

March 31, 2015

If the NCAA is serious about its opposition to Indiana's religious freedom law they should move the Final Four

March 31, 2015

Unlike the male rock star who, having killed himself, gave his fans a taste of ultimate fatalism, Selena’s life, not death, offered joy to so many who admired her.

March 31, 2015

We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

In the digital era, I shame, you shame, we all shame.

March 30, 2015

Anti-debtors are descending on DC to challenge the Department of Education’s regulation of student debt.

March 30, 2015

An available gun transforms violent emotions into deadly action.

March 30, 2015

You can imagine what would be our own emotional response if two Russians were sentenced to death for supplying information to us while we were allied with Russia.

March 29, 2015

Governor Mike Pence just signed a bill licensing discrimination against LGBT people.

March 28, 2015