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Barack Obama Has Left the Building

Mario Almonte | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Mario Almonte

The President of the United States is tired. Barack Obama, who came into office with so much hope and promise in 2009, is now simply marking time in the White House, steeling his resolve against years of bitter, relentless defeats that have stripped away his once-inspiring loftiness of purpose.

David Lohr

The Racist Police E-Mails You Didn't Read | David Lohr | Posted 06.29.2015 | Crime

The release of racist and offensive emails by city officials in Ferguson, Missouri, touched off a firestorm of criticism across the country this week,...

Common Core Standards: What to Make of This Problem

Khanh Ho | Posted 11.17.2014 | Education
Khanh Ho

Common Core Standards is the equivalent of a steamed burrito in a plastic pocket--enough nutrition but not enough nutriment. Those who are truly feeding their minds, and those of their children, are not seeking their intellectual calories from what, essentially, are empty warming trays of mystery meat.

Republican Group Attacks 'Barrack Obama'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel and Sam Stein | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

The National Republican Senatorial Committee sent an email Tuesday afternoon urging supporters to help it "fire Harry Reid" by winning a GOP majority ...

Madam President

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Although many countries around the world have had a woman as the leader of their government, the U.S. has never had a woman president. Women were running for president, though, even before women had the right to vote.

Scalia's Original Originalism on Presidential Appointments

Victor Williams | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

As he considers Noel Canning, will Scalia recall his 1991 broad Freytag reasoning? His originalist perspective should not change just because Barack Obama is now signing the commissions.

Obama Legalizes Limited Hemp Farming

The 420 Times | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Maybe the Prez is mellowing out just a little. He actually signed a bill into law that grants limited legal status to the outlaw industry of hemp production.

Happy News Year: 'The News Dissector' Looks Beyond The Top Stories of the Year to Examine the News System

Danny Schechter | Posted 03.04.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

At year end, the news agenda fills up with stories on top stories, a chance for networks to repackage footage or highlight favorite newsmakers. These...

Let's Talk Turkey About Obama's Presidential Pardon Record

Adam Banner | Posted 02.04.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

Despite President Obama's turkey pardon speech urging "compassion for those in need," his presidency has been marked by a dearth of compassion and mercy for those serving long sentences for minor drug crimes.

Obama Reveals Final Four Picks

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | Sports

BRISTOL, Conn. -- President Barack Obama is picking Florida, Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State to reach the Final Four. President Obama filled out an...

GOP Can't Re-gift the Same Platform in 2016

Jake_Reiner | Posted 01.12.2013 | College

. How Republicans will rebound in 2016 is the big question. Will it involve major policy shifts or will they merely repackage the same platform with the same rhetoric?

Sheryl Crow Wants a 'Woman in the White House' (Audio Exclusive)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.01.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2012-11-01-ScreenShot20121101at1.08.33PM.pngHere's a brand new song that Sheryl Crow just wrote in light of the current political atmosphere. This is the first time anyone has heard the new track, and she's also offering a free download.

Kathleen Turner's Voice Could Save Your Life...

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

... and I don't mean the sultry, breathy, whiskey-and-cigs, sex-goddess reverberations that generated seismic body heat, romanced the stone and enamor...

The Romney Foreign Policy Team's Mission Impossible

Rajan Menon | Posted 11.01.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

So who's got the worst job on Mitt Romney's campaign team? My pick: the head of his national security brain trust, former World Bank chief Robert Zoellick, followed by Romney's lead foreign policy speechwriter (whoever that is).

Disenfranchise the Disabled? Republican Laws May Deny Vote to the Blind

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Are you, or is someone you love, among America's thirty-five million voters with a disability? If so, you hold power in the 2012 elections. If the...

Why Israel Won't Rush to War With Iran

Rajan Menon | Posted 05.15.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

An Israeli attack on Iran will have consequences that are multiple, prolonged, and pernicious. But it's hardly a foregone conclusion that it will occur; indeed, it's less likely than generally assumed.

Obama's Thanksgiving Menu: Turkey, Pie And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Obama is spending Thanksgiving at the White House with friends, family and staff. According to the White House, the menu will consist of: ...

Maricopa County's "Bull Conner" Wreaks Havoc On The U.S. Constitution And Arizona Economy

Jim Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Gonzalez

Now that the courts are finally beginning to bring some sanity and constitutional muster to the laws of Arizona, it is time for Arizonans to show Sheriff Arpaio the door.

Who Are the Czars, and Where Did They Come From?

Avelino Maestas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Avelino Maestas

The "czar" situation is a little more nuanced than the current email meme. There are no formal "czars" within the framework of government, and the term itself was created by the media.

Nervous Old Male

Frans de Waal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Frans de Waal

David Broder in the Washington Post of September 28, 2008, writes an opinion piece entitled "McCain as the Alpha Male." Since the term "alpha male" c...

America: Yours, Mine, and Ours (Part 1)

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Part One: Yours, Mine... One of the things I hoped for when Michelle Obama spoke at the Democratic convention, was that she would introduce people to ...