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The summer of 1999 will be remembered by many progressives as the time of the great KPFA lockout--when Pacifica's management tried to muzzle the nation's oldest community radio station.

As the youngest of five girls and two boys growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, I was raised to believe that if I worked hard, was a good person and always told the truth, the world would be my oyster

This past winter both Edwin Meese and Gen. Barry McCaffrey expressed surprising misgivings about the current direction of the War on Drugs.

He criticizes the liberal Warren Court for breaking new constitutional ground on too many fronts too broadly, while also giving no quarter to the constitutional theories of conservative Supreme C

Remember the bizarre daycare center "ritual abuse" trials of the
eighties--the McMartin case in Los Angeles, the Little Rascals case in
Edenton, North Carolina, the Kelly Michaels case in New J

A public school whose students don't test well
Would lose some funds unless its score improves.
If cutting funds won't help the kids advance,

I've always vowed I would never be one of those people--and you know who you are!--who cancel their ACLU membership in a fit of pique over a single issue.

Our coverage of the situation at KPFA in San Francisco--Marc Cooper's "Pacifica on the Brink" (Aug.

Way down in Georgia last month, REM lead singer Michael Stipe paused in the middle of a solo during a rock concert because he had Kansas on his mind.

Just before Christmas in 1997, as a tumultuous stock-market crisis ravaged emerging markets in every corner of the globe, readers of the Wall Street Journal were treated to some good news:

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NCIS: Los Angeles does a WikiLeaks-inspired show. Salon blogger posts story on Obama administration using wildly exaggerated and even false claims against WikiLeaks. And more cables on diplomatic spying.

January 19, 2011

Choosing to ignore climate change is the highest-stake gamble we are currently in.

January 18, 2011

American Book Award–winner, chronicler of indigenous struggles and proud radical, Ross wrote his own epitaph: "Life, like reporting, is a kind of death sentence. Pardon me for having lived it so fully."

 

January 18, 2011

Here’s a talking point Democrats probably won't be using to defend healthcare reform this week: it's a game-changer for the LGBT community.

 

January 18, 2011

Greg Mitchell gives the latest updates on the tax cheat leak and more.

January 18, 2011

Surely Palin knows that it is easier to complain of being unfairly demonized than to pause for a moment in the aftermath of a tragedy to reflect on her own role in sowing rage and divisiveness.

January 14, 2011

Yes, it’s 2011, but Obama’s Department of Justice is still fighting to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that defines marriage as being the legal union of a man and a woman.

January 14, 2011

In the wake of the tragedy in Arizona, professor and Nation writer Frances Fox Piven joins Democracy Now! to address Glenn Beck's campaign against her and the violent threats it has spawned.

January 14, 2011

This day in history, Alan Lomax and a message from Gershom Gorenberg.

January 14, 2011

An update on news and views on all things WikiLeaks. Check back often as items are added to the post throughout the day.

January 14, 2011