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Moscow's Historical Relationship with Damascus: Why it Matters Now

Carlo Caro | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Carlo Caro

Current relations - Source: Sputnik News There have been many objections to what is denominated as the Russian interference in Syria, more specifica...

Add Horsepower to America's Economic Engine: Pass a Real Transportation Bill

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

We can provide Americans with economic opportunity, create jobs, and expand our businesses through a bipartisan multi-year transportation bill that rebuilds our crumbling infrastructure.

Samantha Lachman

Former Senate Aide Charged With Possessing Child Porn Found Dead | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Jesse Ryan Loskarn, a former chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), was found dead Thursday in Carroll County, Md., following charges that ...

Democratic Representatives Mike McIntyre And Carolyn McCarthy Retiring

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Representatives Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) are retiring, according to Democratic party sources. McIntyre would have been...

Christina Wilkie

McCain Demands 'Plan And A Strategy' On Syria Intervention | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) said on CBS' "Face The Nation" Sunday that he will not vote to authorize U.S. military action in Syria until he...

Sam Stein

Newly Released IRS Docs Complicate 'Scandal' Narrative | Sam Stein | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Officials at the Internal Revenue Service were encouraged to flag groups with the word "emerge" in their names as well as potential succ...

EXCLUSIVE: Owner of Snowden's Email Service on Why He Closed Lavabit Rather Than Comply With Gov't

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.13.2013 | Media
Democracy Now!

"My biggest fear when I shutdown the service was that no good would come of it," says Ladar Levison, the owner of Lavabit, an encrypted email service ...

I Will Reflect, Not Celebrate

William H. Lamar IV | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
William H. Lamar IV

Before my political awakening the Fourth was a fun day of barbecue, games, and fellowship with family and friends. Now, I reflect upon this nation's refusal to live up to the syrupy platitudes about liberty and sacrifice our political leaders will serve us like so many hot dogs.

Sam Stein

IRS Targeted Progressive Groups, Too | Sam Stein | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service targeted progressive groups applying for tax-exempt status in addition to conservative ones, according to I...

The I-5 Bridge Collapse and the Urgency of Fixing Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Brian Levin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

These bridges are ticking time bombs in dire need of repair. A collapse has the potential to rival the most destructive acts of terror, with the ability to kill thousands of people at once, from commuters to school children to truck drivers.

Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Congress Ensuring Rights for People, Not Corporations (VIDEO)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

A grassroots movement has arrived in Washington.

SAG-AFTRA Enlists the Undead in Fight to Slay Ballot Proposition

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Handel

The zombies were out on the Boulevard yesterday, and not just on Santa Monica Blvd., their usual Halloween haunt. These creatures - a group of SAG-AFTRA members, staff and supporters made up to look well past their shelf lives - were out at mid-day on Wilshire Blvd., protesting Prop 32.

A Redistribution of Opportunity

Richard Geldard | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Richard Geldard

When a culture seriously engages in a redistribution of opportunity, it selects those areas of support that help the ambitious and determined to become successful.

Overcoming Arrogance: An Election Lesson

Linda Durnell | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Linda Durnell

Arrogance goes hand in hand with disrespect and this certainly destroys our ability to connect with others effectively. Too much arrogance will manifest as disdain and foster the belief of superiority.

Congressman Todd Akin: "Don't Know Much Biology (Or Crimes of Violence)" -- The Remix

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

There once was a Congressman, Akin / Caused a maelstorm, yet he is unshaken / This huge conflagration / Engulfing the nation.

A Giant Step Backward for Voters in Nevada and Beyond

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Yousef Abukhdair

A "none of the above" voting option allows Americans to articulate their disappointment with individual candidates and political parties while still being actively involved in the political process. States should be expanding this option, not eliminating it.

Shut-Down Propaganda and Magical Thinking: Akin as Romney-Ryan Ticket

Beau Friedlander | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

There is simply no other way to explain Akin's crass opposition to life on life's terms and the exigencies that go along with being alive. He is all mission. And he is interchangeable with Paul Ryan. He is Mitt Romney unfiltered.

Akin's Team

Jonathan Richards | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Congratulations Liberals, You Won

Nathan Harden | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Nathan Harden

Now that the government has secured unprecedented power over us, a new era has dawned for liberals, who will now have a new confidence to pursue countless other long-deferred projects of social engineering.

Liberals Celebrating Breitbart's Death Should Rise Above Such Nonsense

Brian Normoyle | Posted 05.02.2012 | Media
Brian Normoyle

Celebrating the death of a political adversary is inappropriate, unkind, and small -- and we, all of us of any political persuasion, should strive to rise above such nonsense to more fully realize and exhibit our common humanity.

Americans Still Lead the World in Self Regard, Latest Poll

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Gail Vida Hamburg

Pew's findings are a tribute to the resilience of our super-size ego. It shows that most of us are quite pleased with ourselves. Why analyze anything, or learn from our shortcomings, or examine our mistakes, when we can just tell ourselves how superior we are?

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Disclosure Requirement: Justice Thomas and the Case of the Inadvertent Omission

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

A Justice sits on the High Court For years he chose not to report Monies paid to his wife Now the root of much strife Seems with ethics he failed to c...

Exclusive: WGA East and LA County AFL-CIO Endorse Occupy Wall Steet / Occupy LA

Jonathan Handel | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Handel

In exclusive statements to the Hollywood Reporter, the Writers Guild of America, East and the LA County Federation of Labor have endorsed the Occupy p...

Allies of Rick Perry form group that accepts unlimited, undisclosed donations

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsCitizens for a Greater America, a group newly launched by allies of GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry, has organiz...

Too Little, Too Late: The President's "Big Jobs Speech"

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

When what we really needed was a new vision for America and a clear path forward, what we received instead was a collection of tepid, "been there/done that," short-term fixes. A Band-Aid on a shotgun blast.