Nancy Goldstein’s work has appeared in venues including the Guardian, NPR, Politico, Salon, Slate, The American Prospect and the Washington Post, where she was an Editor’s Pick and the winner of the blogging round during their Next Great Pundit Contest. You can follow her on Twitter at @nancygoldstein.
How is it that one of the most incredibly important and far-reaching new health policies of the twenty-first century went into effect this past week, and you probably haven’t heard of it?
For journalism that connects the dots between Spokane, Tucson, the rise of an extremist American right and, yes, the uptick in violent rhetoric that feeds it, look to David Neiwert.
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.
There may yet be justice for the victims of the post-9/11 United States torture program. Just not in the US.
What we see when we see the photos of the first twenty detainees the Bush administration transferred to Camp X-Ray.