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Jon Queally, staff writer
With President Obama expected to deliver a national address on his plans for expanding the U.S. war against militant forces in Iraq (and possibly Syria) on Wednesday, the U.S. public is once again facing the sad fact that after thirteen years since the attacks of September 11, 2001, permanent war has become the nation's steady state. "Here’s how...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday evening to...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Joint session of Congress (Photo: White House / Wikimedia Creative Commons)
As the civilian death toll in Gaza continues to climb, the U.S. House of...


Most cringeworthy moment of a too-often cringeworthy Congress, ever: The pallid churlish leaders of the House and Senate forced by circumstance - a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King - to hold hands and join in an excruciating, swaying, bumbling rendition of "We Shall Overcome." Mitch McConnell wins the Deer In Headlights Award, by a graceless hair. Maybe one day we'll overcome these people. Here's Pete Seeger, doing it right.