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NSA Surveillance Needs More than Window Dressing Reform

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

President Obama's performance Friday was even less persuasive than his pretense of holding Wall Street accountable for the crimes that led to the economic meltdown.

Aide Says Bush Is 'Doing Great' After Procedure

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

DALLAS -- Former President George W. Bush has been discharged from a Dallas hospital a day after having a heart procedure to ease a blocked artery. S...

Bezos Buys the Post-newspaper World

John K. Herr | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
John K. Herr

As the Post changed hands to a computer king, its ink-stained wretches, past and present, shed a virtual tear. Although I never worked in its newsroom, one of those ink-stained wretches was me.

Gag Me With Lawrence Summers

Robert Scheer | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
Robert Scheer

The idea that Barack Obama would still consider appointing Lawrence Summers to head the Federal Reserve rather than order an investigation into this former White House official's Wall Street payments mocks the president's claimed concern for the disappearing middle class.

Bush Shaves His Head For A Really Good Reason

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush shaved his head this week to show solidarity with Patrick, the son of a member of his security detail who's battling...

What Women in Texas and South India Have in Common

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

Little did I know that our conversation about patriarchy and women's rights and the parallels between her rural impoverished part of South India and my home state of Texas would ring so true when Senator Wendy Davis stood for half a day to filibuster for women's right to choose

Bush Sees Progress On Immigration Reform

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former President George W. Bush says it looks like an immigration overhaul has a chance to pass Congress and he says its' important to ...

The Egyptian Coup Is a Bad Precedent for All Democracies

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.04.2013 | World
James Marshall Crotty

You may not like the Muslim Brotherhood. You may not support its religion-infused politics, its arrogant brand of Islam, its views of the U.S. and Isr...

Bush Defends Internet Spying

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush defended PRISM, the Internet spying program that began under his administration but remained secret until The Washingt...

Chilling Effects: US Government's War on the Media Is Frighteningly Effective

Jason Ditz | Posted 08.24.2013 | Media
Jason Ditz

Anyone who discovers government abuse now has to recognize that even though there are laws meant to protect whistleblowers, it is government policy to persecute and prosecute them to the full extent of the law, and then some.

Love and Pomegranates: Artists and Wayfarers on Iran

Meghan Nuttall Sayres | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Meghan Nuttall Sayres

My last post was entitled "Media Washed Middle East," in which I wrote about my experiences traveling and writing about the Middle East. Those sojourn...

Jeb Bush Makes Major Claim About Immigration

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told religious conservatives Friday that the future of the nation's economy depends upon immigrants in...

Happy Birthday To America's Favorite Bush

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 89th birthday on Wednesday. His son, George W. Bush, can claim a few legacies that may not make th...

One American Who Isn't For Sale

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The folks at Booz Allen, and its parent company the Carlyle Group, love that world as a fabulous profit center, and it is truly inspiring that there are still folks like Edward Snowden whom they can't buy.

Obama Should Admit Defeat on Morning-After Pill

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's tough when even some Republicans are making more sense on an issue than the president. This is a losing battle for Obama, because the harder he fights it the more he's fighting against his own stated views on science and politics.

China Benefits From Bush's Folly

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The United States has spent well over $3 trillion on its Iraq War, while suffering and inflicting much mayhem. Yet it is the studiously neutral government of China that has most clearly benefited from George W. Bush's folly.

The Republicans' Obama Problem

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

By attacking Obama, the Republicans are throwing red meat to their base, which is an increasingly small and extreme group of right-wingers. The danger of tossing red meat to a tiger is that it becomes even more aggressive.

Guantanamo: It's About Us

Shannyn Moore | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Our country's founding principles of habeus corpus were in a direct response to the "lock them away in the Tower" abuses in Britain. We were going to be different. Oh, I know Guantanamo isn't on American soil, but our flag flies over that prison -- the same one we pledge "liberty and justice for all" to.

Time For Some American Shock and Awe in Syria

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

The clamor among the hawkish segment of Washington lawmakers to get the United States involved militarily in Syria gets louder by the day.

O'Connor Doubts Bush v. Gore

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor expressed doubt Friday about the decision to take the 2000 Bush v. Gore case that resulted in the ele...

Bush's Shame

Kelly James Clark | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

Bush's shame does not stop with the perpetual imprisonment of men, some of whom we now know are innocent.

Yes, George W. Bush Was A Terrible President

New York | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

More than three years still remained in George W. Bush's presidency when it had already collapsed by the end of 2005. The Bush revisionism industry ha...

George W. Bush: I 'Wasn't Likely To Be Found In A Library, Much Less Found One'

AP | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

DALLAS -- George W. Bush jokes there was a time in his life that he "wasn't likely to be found in a library, much less found one." He delivered sever...

Bad News For Bush Presidential Library Opening

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

DALLAS -- About 50 protesters have gathered amid a heavy police presence as thousands make their way to the dedication of the George W. Bush President...

'We've Had Enough Bushes'

AP | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Amid the celebration surrounding the opening of son George W. Bush's presidential library, former first lady Barbara Bush is brushi...