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David Lohr

Casey Anthony's Lawyers Raise Incest Issues, Question FBI Witness About Paternity Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home

Casey Anthony's defense team came out swinging this afternoon, when lawyers asked a DNA expert if law enforcement had ordered a paternity test to dete...

David Lohr

FBI Witness: No Blood Found in Casey Anthony's Trunk

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home

Casey Anthony’s defense team presented testimony this morning from the FBI’s forensic DNA expert who had examined evidence in the case. The testim...

One Woman's Freedom Movement

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.10.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

The Rev. Dr. Anna Pauline "Pauli" Murray spent a lifetime challenging not only racial segregation, but systems of discrimination in all of their forms.

Ten Years Later, the Bush Tax Cuts Remain Unfair, Ineffective, and Expensive

Andrew Fieldhouse | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Andrew Fieldhouse

It's time to apply the lessons of the Bush-era tax cuts to public policy; the opportunity cost of the cuts simply remains too high, particularly if the social contract of the last 80 years is further breached in return for more tax cuts for the privileged.

Remembering Dr. Benjamin E. Mays' Legacy

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Ramrod straight of posture, unwaveringly principled and caring, keenly intelligent and elegant in speech, Dr. Mays was one of the most important people to me during my college years at Spelman.

First Vote on Afghanistan in Post-Bin Laden World This Week

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

It is time to shift from a broad counterinsurgency campaign in Afghanistan to a laser-like focus on combating terrorists wherever they exist.

Fighting Cuts to Child Care

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.20.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

New York City parent Yvonne works as a home care attendant to help support her 3-year-old son Darnell. Earlier this year she received a letter saying he would be dropped from the program.

The "Sane and Easy" $4 Trillion Deficit Reduction

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The IRS reports that there is ~$300B in uncollected taxes annually. Republicans de-fund the IRS so the money cannot be collected. This is an unvoted upon tax-cut of massive size that goes mostly to the wealthy.

Voting Rights Under Attack

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

While the Voting Rights Act and other federal voting laws prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, language, ethnicity, religion and age, there is still no law that affirmatively guarantees citizens the right to vote.

Why Bin Laden's Killing Is No Case For Torture

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Justice was served by bin Laden's death. But the Bush administration policy of torture deserves no credit. Never again should Washington, like Esau, sacrifice America's fundamental values for a mess of pottage.

The Uncounted Contractor Casualties

David Isenberg | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

In the last two-to-three years, contractors have increasingly absorbed the most significant cost of our military actions. And contractor casualties are unlikely to decrease.

An Ally in America

Anders Fogh Rasmussen | Posted 07.06.2011 | World
Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Defending the values of freedom, democracy, and the rule of law is vital to all of us. These values form a bond between Europe and North America that has been the bedrock of post-Cold War stability in all our nations.

Endless War and Empire: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Medea Benjamin | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

While John Boehner and Barack Obama might disagree on some things, there's one area they can agree on: War. And the need for more of it.

From Head Start to Harvard

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.08.2011 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

"I had never seen so much color," Angelica Salazar recalls of her first days as a Head Start preschooler. Her parents, who spoke mostly Spanish, enrolled her in the program knowing their little girl would need English to succeed in school.

From the Children's Congress to the Corporations' Congress

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Paul Ryan's "Roadmap for America's Future" is less a budget proposal than an ideological assault on the foundation of a fair society, with the least among us poised to become the principal victims.

Ryan Grim

Budget Deal Would Give Pentagon Extra Funds In Exchange For Social Program Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While media attention focuses on the cuts to government spending demanded by House Republicans and broadly accepted by Democrats, the Pe...

Celebrating and Protecting Health Reform for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.02.2011 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

The low cost of covering children compared to the high costs of dealing with the consequences later is a no brainer: An uninsured child costs the local community $2,100 more than coverage for a child with Medicaid.

Revisiting Marks, Mississippi

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Despite the critical immediate solutions to the pervasive child hunger Dr. King saw, the underlying crisis -- pervasive child poverty -- persists in the Mississippi Delta.

Should Government Be of the People, by the People and for the People?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

In President Abraham Lincoln's famous "Gettysburg Address" in November of 1863, he wound up his short speech by exclaiming that the living be dedicate...

Poor Children: Stranded at Sea

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

"For poor children... poverty means more than money. For them, it can be a life sentence of exile from the larger society... Poor children and children who are not poor live in utterly different worlds."

What "The American People" Really Want

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A new poll by the Wall Street Journal and NBC says that 74% of Americans think that eliminating oil and gas industry tax breaks is a good idea, while 77% oppose cutting social security.

The Steelers and Packers Win With Defense -- What About Your Company?

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

When you sit to watch the game this weekend, enjoy the spectacle of the cheesehead, but remember this: the guy with the "D" and the fence may not be as entertaining, but he know how to win.

Sarah Speaks

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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NATO's Existential Question

Rabah Ghezali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabah Ghezali

NATO's ongoing dilemma is bound up in structural changes in the world order, not least being the difficult emergence of the European Union as a distinct strategic player.

Sarah Palin -- The Learning Channel

Laura Mola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Mola

Can Sarah Palin truly be a learning channel, a conduit that sparks us to learn, grow, change for the better? Some of us don't agree with most of her a...