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A Look Back at Three Heroes From the 1960s: JFK, MLK and RFK

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Bryan Cain-Jackson

It's 2013; we should definitely live for today and look ahead to what we hope will be a prosperous future. However, it should never be forgotten why ...

"Democracy Is The Best Revenge," President Zardari's Legacy

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

I can say with some confidence that President Zardari's legacy will be written in golden words. I don't say this as his son, or patron-and-chief of the Pakistan People's Party - but as a student of history.

Why the Rodeo Clown Incident Matters

Terry Connelly | Posted 10.21.2013 | Media
Terry Connelly

The rodeo clown matters precisely because his actions give us the opportunity to at least hit the pause button to stop and think about the low level to which our political discourse has sunk.

Waiting 90 Days for Imminent Death

Geri Spieler | Posted 08.18.2013 | Books
Geri Spieler

humanitarian worker Jessica Buchanan endured this reality of imminent death during her three-month kidnapping by Somali pirates. Her book describes in amazing detail, day by day, minute by minute, her horrific ordeal.

A Mother's Day of Action to Protect Children From Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The "Faces of Courage" campaign is focused on honoring gun violence victims and their families -- and taking action so fewer mothers who are celebrating Mother's Day this weekend will be mourning their own children next year and in years to come.

An Historic Tragedy Shakes Things Up On 'Mad Men'

Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.29.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Tragedy forces people to take a hard look at what they value and why; it stops everything and compels people to think about what rules matter, what they want and where they're going. You know it's a world gone terribly awry when Pete Campbell seems like a good guy.

April 4, 1968: Honoring the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr., 45 Years Later

Binta Niambi Brown | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Binta Niambi Brown

To ensure the vitality of our nation, it's continued progress, to more fundamentally remember who we are and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, and all those who died fighting for us, we must remember....we all have a role to play.

For All Practical Porpoises

Floyd Elliot | Posted 05.15.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Even cooler than a porpoise-drawn chariot, though, are porpoise assassins, an opinion that the Ukrainian navy apparently shares with me, because they have trained dolphins to "attack enemy combat swimmers using special knives or pistols fixed to their heads."

What Killed President Kennedy and Trayvon Martin?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

While there are troubling undertones of racial suspicion and fear in Trayvon Martin's killing which must be addressed as justice is sought, the fact is that most Black young people murdered by guns are killed by Black shooters -- just as most White children and teens murdered by guns are killed by White shooters. Sadly the tragedies of Tucson, Aurora, Newtown and elsewhere made clear that none of us are safe anywhere or immune to the pervasive threat of gun violence. We are all in the same boat and must act together to stop the plague of violence. Gun safety laws that only apply in one city or state can't fully stop our national epidemic of gun proliferation and violence any better than we can stop a flu epidemic by vaccinating one family.

CHANGE MY MIND: What Do You Think of Obama's Drone War?

Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

A Justice Department memo obtained this week by NBC News revealed that U.S. citizens who engage in terrorist activities anywhere are fair game for dro...

Cowardly Ted Nugent Threatened the President Again

Bob Cesca | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The whole notion of an armed revolt and secession from the United States failed miserably in 1865, and the revolutionaries at that time were headed by skilled West Point commanders like J.E.B. Stuart and Robert E. Lee who directed massive armies. These gun nutjobs today have -- who? -- Ted Nugent.

The Wal-Martyrs of Mexican Bribery

Al Norman | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business
Al Norman

At the conclusion of its lengthy expose of Wal-Mart's bribery campaign in Mexico, the New York Times narrated the story of Emmanuel D'Herrera Arizcorreta, who died in prison as a result of his battles against Wal-Mart. But fellow activists charge that Wal-Mart is responsible for his death.

Fox's Phoney War

David Trumble | Posted 02.08.2013 | Media
David Trumble


Remembering John F. Kennedy, Jr.

Nina Burleigh | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

Besides being the month of Thanksgiving, November is the month of the Dead Kennedy. It's a time of remembering a day of blood and brains on a pink dre...

Assassin's Insane Toolkit Revealed

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.26.2012 | Crime

A North Korean assassin's toolkit of death was revealed this week after the would-be killer tried to murder an activist in 2011. In an exclusive in...

The Saddest and Most Expensive Home Movie Ever Made: On Zapruder's JFK Assassination Film

Alex Pasternack | Posted 01.24.2013 | Media
Alex Pasternack

In many ways, the video prefigured all sorts of American pastimes, from widespread paranoia about government to a loss of faith in photographic truth and the news media, from the acceptance of graphic violence to newer concerns about copyright.

Most Wanted Secret Doc: Justice Dept Memo Analyzing Drone Strikes Against Suspected Terrorists

Peter Scheer | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Peter Scheer

The government already is required to apply to a secret court for a warrant to wiretap a suspected terrorist. If a court's okay is needed to tap a terrorist's phone, shouldn't a court's okay be required to kill him?

Murder, Assassination And Raw Power

Charles Redfern | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Can each of us see the tragedy in Colorado and, instead of wagging fingers, look within our individual and communal soul? How often do we yield to the assassin's voice? Are we willing to confess our responsibility and abandon our growing quest for raw power?

How Drones Help Al Qaeda | Posted 08.14.2012 | World

“DEAR OBAMA, when a U.S. drone missile kills a child in Yemen, the father will go to war with you, guaranteed. Nothing to do with Al Qaeda,” a Yem...

Hope Burning

Robert Scheer | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Now we have Rambo Obama, a steely warrior who hurls death-dealing drones at anyone who threatens the good old USA. Including children. The Obama answer to human rights groups is the same as that offered by George W. Bush: Get the Justice Department to say that anything goes.

America as Constitutional Republic: When Can the President Kill?

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Doug Bandow

What should be done if there are no obvious battlefields and no certain combatants? Should propagandists be treated as fighters? Are any procedural protections required before a U.S. citizen can be killed?

The Short Life Expectancy of Iranian Nuclear Scientists: Assassinations with a Message

Haggai Carmon | Posted 03.16.2012 | World
Haggai Carmon

Does the killing of nuclear scientists stop or delay the Iranian nuclear weapons plan? Hardly.

David Lohr

Did Someone Leave Death Threat On Casey Anthony's Door? | David Lohr | Posted 11.17.2011 | Crime

You may want to consider donning a pair of quality hip waders before delving into the latest Casey Anthony article in the National Enquirer, according...

The Wisdom and Power of a Leaderless Resistance

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

Have you ever been asked what a leader is to you? Of course you have; we're obsessed with the worship of these few. But the Occupy movement has no place for them, which the mainstream media just can't understand.

Andrea Stone

Neocons Say 'Red Line' Crossed After Iran Terror Plot: 'We've Got To Put Out Hands Around Their Throat Now' | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans gave the stage Wednesday to hardliners who called for everything from cyber attacks to political assassinations in res...