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Speak Up for Kids in Military Detention?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If you count yourself among the folks who might be willing occasionally to engage Congress to try to help protect Palestinian civilians living under Israeli military occupation if there were a plausible story that your action could have a positive impact, I have some good news.

Congresswoman Asks For Investigation Into Israeli Shooting Of Two Palestinian Teens

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) has requested the State Department open an investigation into whether the killing of two Palestinian teena...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Democrats Happy To Exploit Embarrassing GOP Fight Over Confederate Flag | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner's day went from bad to worse Thursday as his efforts to quietly ease a fight over the Confederate flag blew u...

Michael McAuliff

Battle Over Confederate Flag Engulfs Congress | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill to fund the Department of the Interior stalled Thursday after Republicans tried to add an amendment that would protect the Confed...

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Defense Bill That Helps Partner Of Iran, Ignores New War | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a defense bill that ducked the debate on new military action in Iraq and Syria, but did ...

Betty McCollum Defeats Sharna Wahlgren In Midterm Election Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) defeated Republican Sharna Wahlgren in Tuesday's midterm election. McCollum represents Minnesota's 4th District. B...

What We Can Learn From Historic TV Speeches

William Lambers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

We are now facing one of the largest hunger emergencies of our time with the war in Syria. This conflict has caused millions to be displaced and hungry.

Barbara Lee Was Right! Amy Klobuchar Is Wrong!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Barbara Lee turned out to be 100% right about the wrongful wars launched on Afghanistan and Iraq and she is certainly right again -- to try and stop an even more catastrophic and illegal preemptive war on Iran!

Curiouser and Curiouser: How the Hill Is Handling Being in the Hole

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with the words of Alice, "It would be so nice if something made sense." Alice, of course, was talking about the strang...

Key Hand Sanitizer Ingredient May Cause More Harm Than Good

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Our exposure to triclosan is so widespread that it lurks not only in our soap, but in our own bodies. Studies have found traces of it in urine, breast milk, and umbilical cord blood.

Our Coup d' Etat, by Accident

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

If we Americans and our civilian-elected leaders don't come to terms with our over-dependence on the military, we will cede increasing authority to an institution that doesn't want it and should not have it.

Amanda Terkel

House Republicans Block Child Marriage Prevention Act | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, the House took up the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2010. The bill would ensure that c...

The Alchemy of the Impossible

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

For the past few months, I have been involved with a small band of sisters and brothers leading tens of thousands in one of the most inspiring political dramas of our time.

Kucinich Leads Trend for Even Handed Foreign Policy

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

According to astute observers -- there is a new trend in Congress in favor of a more even-handed approach to foreign policy. The bipartisan group, Co...