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Video: Arrests at Bush Library

Dennis Trainor | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Code Pink, Backbone Campaign, and dozens of supporters escorted protestors costumed as George W. Bush & Dick Cheney into the hands of the Dallas police who gladly arrested the duo.

'Political Calculus': Making Sense of Mixed Emotions, Inalienable Rights and the Inaugural Address

Bill Moyer | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyer

As valid as the many critiques of President Obama are (his support of NDAA, counter-productive, illegal drone assassinations, the TPP, a general allegiance to Wall Street), I was still very impressed by his speech, his use of language, and the construction of his arguments.

Jane Smith

Protest Marches Planned For Downtown D.C., MLK Memorial Friday | Jane Smith | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Occupy DC protesters, who have been in McPherson Square for nearly a week, are making plans for several marches on Friday. "We may be co...

At 'Summit for People,' Cautious Optimism About Ending Citizens United

James M. Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Russell

For Annabel Park, founder of the Coffee Party USA, the influence of corporations on elections is "a cancer in our political system." Speaking by phone...

Hell With Congress -- We Need a Movement!

Bill Moyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Moyer

Change was never going to originate in Washington, D.C. Change is always catalyzed by social movements. The legitimate anger that animates the Tea Partiers may be misplaced, but most of us share their outrage at the system.

McCain vs. McCain - When Strategic "Genius" is Mortal Blunder.

Chuck Spinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chuck Spinney

It will be interesting to see if Obama slyly eggs McCain into digging himself into an even deeper moral quagmire, as he did so cleverly with Hillary/Bill on the race issue.

Afghanistan: Good War or Quagmire? The Dilemma of Redeployment

Chuck Spinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chuck Spinney

The knee jerk, lemming-like calls of beltway politicos for redeployment of troops from Iraq to the so-called "good war" in Afghanistan may merely lead our country into another counter-productive quagmire.

Obama's Politics of Change: Afghanistan & Gore's Transformative Vision

Chuck Spinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chuck Spinney

Almost 7 years after 9/11, bin Laden remains at large, the Taliban are growing stronger, and Afghanistan is sinking into a deepening quagmire that's spilling over into nuclear-armed Pakistan.