All Articles on Further

Further
Again, Spain Leads The Way
Waffling American officials would do well to heed the lead of Judge Baltasar Garzon, Spain's activist judge, who will investigate the Bush administration's "systematic" torture at Guantanamo and its "perpetrators, instigators, necessary collaborators and accomplices." What part of "wrong" do they...
Read more
Further
Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore, But Your Plate Might
Trust Florida, home of the infamous hanging chad, to come up with a Jesus license plate. The new plate is causing some controversy among Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, anarchists, Darwinists, Satan-lovers and everyone else who isn't sure the place for the son of God is out in the sun,...
Read more
Further
The Other 364 Days
Progressives are calling out Democratic lawmakers for giving up lobbyist and PAC money only one night, during a June fundraiser with President Obama. The rest of the year, they charge in a Stop Fake Reform petition, members of Congress are free to "dial for dollars from Wall Street lobbyists who...
Read more
Further
I Guess That Depends On Your Definition of "Reasonable People"
Every time we think right-wing priorities can't get any loonier, there they go again. Now 28 groups representing millions of so-called sportsmen are protesting Rush Limbaugh's support of...umm...the Humane Society. Limbaugh has done a couple of radio ads against dogfighting and other animal-cruelty...
Read more
Further
In Mexico
A statue in Mexico City. The outbreak of multi-strain swine flu has killed up to 60 people in Mexico and has 'pandemic potential', said the head of the World Health Organization. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images.
Read more
Further
Whoah, Not So Fast There
We're with Vermont's Sen. Leahy, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who wants more torture memos released and a truth commission to study how it came to this. "I want to know who was it who made the decisions that we will violate our own laws," he said. "I know some people say, 'Let's turn...
Read more
Further
Moral Leadership
Activists and five U.S. lawmakers, including Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison and Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards, were arrested and led away in handcuffs after protesting Sudan's expulsion of 16 humanitarian aid groups from Darfur. Ellison said it is wrong to deny help to "the most vulnerable people on...
Read more
Further
Like Trekkies, But Paranoid
Bill Mahe r on bitter, isolated, weirdly obsessed Republicans who are "mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore, even though they're not quite sure what 'it' is," and the need for reasonable conservatives to denounce them. "Look, I get it, 'real America'... You're not ready to let go,...
Read more
Further
Good For Labor
The Obama administration has named Mary Beth Maxwell, an activist, organizer and key supporter of the Employee Free Choice Act, as senior adviser to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. Labor activists cheered the choice; unsurprisingly, Republicans didn't. “They know she is not a wallflower," said Bill...
Read more
Further
Making It Real
Thanks to the ACLU, the Department of Defense will release over 40 more photos next month of prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hard as it is, we all need to see them. "This shows that the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib was not aberrational but was systemic and widespread," said Amrit Singh...
Read more

Pages