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HR 347 'Trespass Bill' Criminalizes Protest

(166) Comments | Posted March 12, 2012 | 8:04 PM

As I write this op-ed, I primp for the mirror -- looking for the most flattering pose -- for my mug shot. Now, don't get the wrong impression; I haven't been arrested and charged with a federal felony -- yet. Nor is the preparation done in anticipation of a guest...

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Free Speech in the Age of Obama -- A Cruel and Dangerous Hoax

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2011 | 3:26 PM

The dedication of the Martin Luther King National Monument to take place August 28, 2011 -- the 50th anniversary of the now historic "I Have A Dream" speech, was postponed as Hurricane Irene pounded the East Coast. The monument is a striking giant sculpture of Dr. King framed by...

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GOP Triad of Boehner, Cantor and Ryan, the Sheriffs of Nottingham, D.C.

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2011 | 3:24 PM

There's a new 'triad' in DC. This 'gang of 3' makes the Sheriff of Nottingham from Robin Hood lore look like the tooth fairy. Fresh to the GOP leadership 'trough' -- the new House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Rep. Paul Ryan are eager to prove their...

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Koch Industries, Keystone XL Pipeline... a BP on the Prairie?

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2011 | 1:12 PM

As CPAC has become recent history, various stories ranging from Ann Coulter's shrill demand that more journalists should be sent to jail, to Andrew Breitbart denouncing Code Pink activists as "long on the tooth," growling his usual acerbic sexism, to Donald Trump trying to speak sensibly to the politically rabid...

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Threatened Government Shutdown: A Crime Worthy of Mubarak -- or Marie Antoinette

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2011 | 2:10 PM

While Speaker of the House Boehner is threatening a government "shutdown" over the budget crisis, a shutdown which will deny the elderly and disabled their monthly Social Security checks -- Boehner himself will still get his pay. In fact, Politico reported today that, due to a previously existing...

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US Prosecution of Icelandic MP vs. Iceland as a Free Press Sanctuary Against Political Prosecutions

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2011 | 2:35 PM

Recent actions by the US DOJ under Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama have reached a new low. Under the overly broad and vague auspices of 'national security,' our Department of Justice has subpoenaed the online records via Twitter, et al... of an Icelandic MP, namely MP Birgitte Jonsgottir....

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Prosecuting WikiLeaks, Assange, and Free Speech v. Eric Holder and a New Sedition Act

(24) Comments | Posted December 28, 2010 | 2:40 PM

Bill Keller is wrong. He's wrong about Julian Assange, he's wrong about Wikileaks, and most importantly, he's wrong about journalism today and the role it must play in sustaining the last shreds of our failing democracy.

Now, the reality of challenging Executive Editor Bill Keller and the New York...

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Social Security Tax Holiday--What's Your 'Grinch' Factor?

(2) Comments | Posted December 13, 2010 | 1:37 PM

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Now that we are firmly into the Christmas season, with Santa, Rudolph and the Grinch--I wonder which character our political leaders would most closely resemble--in other words--what's your 'Grinch' factor? More specifically, how would various corporate CEO's, congressmen, senators, members of the Deficit Reduction Commission...

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The Silent Truth Documentary--aka--The LaVena Johnson Murder Cover-Up

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2010 | 12:04 PM

Wednesday, November 10th, the day before Veteran's Day--a new documentary on veterans, made its national debut in St. Louis. Veterans For Peace, a group pledging to expose..."THE TRUE COST OF WAR," partnered with the film maker and the family of deceased Army Private Lavena Lynn Johnson to make this important...

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The Predatory Nature of Home Loan Modifications

(2) Comments | Posted November 3, 2010 | 3:08 PM

(Note: This is a reposting of a piece which ran August 2010, in Counterpunch)

Zobari Kina and his wife were trying to live 'the American Dream,' namely owning their own home. Like far too many people these days, the economic tsunami caused by Wall Street had reduced his income and...

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In the City of Dred Scott -- the Cops War on Videos of Cops

(3) Comments | Posted November 1, 2010 | 4:02 PM

Note: This is a reposting of an article which originally ran on Counterpunch in June of 2010.

A high ranking official in government was quoted some time ago on the political marriage of public relations and governmental control regarding the 'rule of law.' Simply put, this official flatly stated that...

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Bullies and Their Silent Collaborators -- A Form of Psychological Slavery

(2) Comments | Posted October 25, 2010 | 3:37 PM

The topic of bullying has dominated the news cycle this past month, ever since the tragic suicide of several children and teens was exposed on cable television. Quite a few of the victims were either gay teens or those accused of being gay. Some were Moslem, and others were just...

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Teaching : A Political Tool for Repression or Freedom

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2010 | 1:03 PM

As I write this first column for the new Education section of The Huffington Post, I reflect on the reasons I became a teacher. Though I love to help others, as a religious minority I knew the power of education to affect substantive political change.


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BP Disaster Enabled by Our Government's Failure To Regulate Corporations

(8) Comments | Posted September 27, 2010 | 1:42 PM

Newsweek ran a cover article this summer titled "Rude Awakening: Obama and the Tragedy in the Gulf." To quote the article, the authors explained the genesis of the disaster.

"The Deepwater Horizon story is about a single catastrophic event, but also about the limits of governmental regulation...

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Waiting For Superman Is an Insult to True Educators

(81) Comments | Posted September 21, 2010 | 11:09 AM

The new hollywood documentary on alleged education reform titled, Waiting for Superman, is about to be released to the general public. Directed by the same man who directed and produced An Inconvenient Truth, namely Davis Guggenheim -- this documentary consists of a business panel analysis by corporate heads such as...

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The Great Coal Debate: How Lobbyists Pollute Our Politics

(2) Comments | Posted May 4, 2010 | 10:57 AM

Bruce Nilles and Fred Palmer faced off April 27th at Washington University in St. Louis in what was dubbed The Great Coal Debate. Moderated by Time magazine correspondent Brian Walsh, the subtitle could have aptly been: "is the cheap energy worth the cost?"

Bruce Nilles, Sierra...

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Grayson Pushes Public Option On His Own Terms

(388) Comments | Posted March 19, 2010 | 2:41 PM

Produced by HuffPost's Citizen Reporting Team

Congressman Alan Grayson (D) Fla. has been waging his own war on the health insurance industry by proposing a straightforward public option plan through the existing Medicare network. But in contrast to the 2000+ page proposal endorsed by the president,...

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Operation Picket Fence Demands A Straight Answer from Senator McCaskill: Will She Back Robust Public Option?

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2010 | 5:24 PM

On Wednesday, St. Louis was once again the accidental center of the political universe for corporatist Democrats. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) attended as President Obama headlined the fundraiser for Democratic party favorites and was the primary beneficiary of his political largess.

Staged at the Renaissance Hilton and priced at...

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The Tragedy of a Healthcare Crusader, Part Two

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2010 | 3:44 PM

On Monday, I wrote about Melanie Shouse, a passionate healthcare advocate who died partly due to of her insufficient health insurance. I wanted to share her story, but also to discuss the most egregious practices that the healthcare industry uses to deny Americans adequate and affordable care.


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The Tragedy of a Healthcare Crusader, Part One

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2010 | 2:29 PM

Melanie Shouse and Angela Braly have a common bond: both women have been dependent on the health insurance industry, but in very different ways. Angela Braly, CEO for Wellpoint, has been heralded by Forbes Magazine as the highest paid insurance CEO in the US and listed as one of 100...

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