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Obama's Prison
Fyodor Dostoyevsky argued that the “degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” What does it mean when certain prisons are located on occupied territory and the treatment of prisoners are reminiscent of torture techniques used during the Spanish Inquisition?...
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What's So Funny about Washington?
A joke is a sometime thing, as wide as a church door or as delicate as a rose. The right or wrong word, too many or too few, their placement or emphasis can determine whether it's a total dud or fall down funny; the difference, as Mark Twain said, between the lightning bug and lightning. Too much...
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The Everyday Extremism of Washington
Secretary Doomsday and the Empathy Gap
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EFCA: Making Green Jobs, Good Jobs
Last December, Republic Windows, maker of energy-efficient windows, gained worldwide attention when members of United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers (UE) Local 1110 occupied the plant after their company refused to provide them with severance pay. After a six-day occupation, in which...
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Is The Media (And Blogosphere) Killing Immigration Reform?
President Obama has resolutely and repeatedly stated his intention to move immigration reform this year and create a path to citizenship for 12 million hardworking, new Americans. The two major American labor federations recently agreed to a plan that will help immigrants as well as US-born workers...
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A Liberal Democrat Returns to the Fold
Arlen Specter started his political life as a liberal Democrat. And now the senior senator from Pennsylvania is returning to the fold. Specter, who has served five terms in the Senate as the last of the old-school Rockefeller Republicans, has finally given up on his long, fruitless effort to...
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An Emerging Progressive Consensus on Obama's Executive Power and Secrecy Abuses
In the last week alone, the Obama DOJ (a) attempted to shield Bush's illegal spying programs from judicial review by (yet again) invoking the very "state secrets" argument that Democrats spent years condemning and by inventing a brand new "sovereign immunity" claim that not even the Bush...
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Ban Land Mines and Cluster Bombs
President Obama is demonstrating that his willingness to tackle the horrors of nuclear weapons has teeth. He and President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia announced earlier this month new talks on a treaty to replace the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty that expires in December. Negotiations will include...
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Will Israel Attack Iran?
Don't Flash the Yellow Light: Mixed Messages from Washington Could Lead to Catastrophe in Iran
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The Fruits of Escalation
If any of us needed a portent of things to come, how chillingly, perfectly apt that the arrival of the first casket to be viewed by the public after the lifting of an 18-year media ban belonged to a casualty, not of Iraq, but of Afghanistan. Air Force Staff Sgt. Phillip Myers of Hopewell, Va. was...
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