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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...

Obama: Bush 'Loves His Country'

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

* Former presidents also due to attend dedication * Memorial service for Texas explosion victims on the agenda * Fundrai...

Obama Gives Details On Relationship With Bush

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke about former President George W. Bush during an interview with NBC's "Today" show aired Wednesday, saying he'd only had p...

Jeb Battles Bush Fatigue Problem

Politico | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Jeb Bush can check the boxes needed to win the White House — money, résumé and connections....

Time for a Humanitarian Solution to Iran Sanctions

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Jamal Abdi

In the past week, Iran has been struck by two earthquakes that have killed dozens of people and leveled hundreds of homes. And because of the political standoff with Iran's government, Americans are largely unable to provide any help.

Bush: 'There's No Need To Defend Myself'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush steered clear of any detailed reflection on his legacy during a recent interview with USA Today, saying that his actio...

George Bush Still Viewed Unfavorably, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

Despite a string of recent public appearances, Americans still rank former President George W. Bush unfavorably, according to a recent poll conducted...

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2013

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama lost almost all the ground he had gained late in the 2012 election season. He hit a new low in approval and a new high in disapproval for his second term, as the honeymoon bounce completely evaporated.

Fiduciary Duty to Cheat? Famed Short Seller Jim Chanos Reveals the Perverse New Mindset of Financial Fraudsters

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
Lynn Parramore

I caught up with Chanos in his New York office to ask what's driving the current era of rampant fraud, who is to blame, what can be done, and the ways in which fraud costs us financially and socially.

It Wasn't David Stockman Who Wrecked the Economy

Robert Scheer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Why is David Stockman driving everyone crazy? The shoot-the-messenger frenzy that has greeted Sunday's New York Times op-ed by Ronald Reagan's former budget director leaves one searching for the message that has so unhinged his critics.