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Lawmakers Respond To Democracy Spring Protests With Call For Hearings

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

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Friday Talking Points -- Deconstructing GOP Absurdity

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.19.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The basic Republican position isn't that hard to understand. It is: "We are going to deny Barack Obama a third Supreme Court pick, unless Hillary Clinton wins the presidency." That is precisely what some of them believe.

The Ferguson Truth Initiative: Building on the Legacies of South Africa and Greensboro

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2016 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

Both initiatives demonstrate the bold, grassroots commitments of U.S. citizens acting from places of integrity, love and faith -- without government funding or backing, to support the rights of fellow citizens to live free of violence based on the color of their skin.

A Historic Week for Clean Air and Energy

Michael Brune | Posted 10.04.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

People showed up because they believe it's long past time our nation gets serious about the pollution that's disrupting our climate.

Benghazi... Benghazi... Benghazi

Gerry Myers | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

How many more millions of taxpayer dollars are the Republicans in the House going to waste on the Benghazi witch hunt?

For What It's Worth: Time to Stop the Drumbeats for Syrian Action

Jim Moore | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

There are too many drumbeats building up behind some form of military action in Syria, and the tempo of those drums is reaching a nearly hysteric level. That incessant thundering drive is drowning out the public's sensible questions.

Senate Republicans Take a Stand Against the Public Interest

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

It is bizarre that Chuck Hagel, a war hero with a long record of sensible views on the deployment of military power, gets blocked as the president's nominee to run the Pentagon, while Jack Lew, steeped in Wall Street greed, sails through as Treasury secretary.

Death Wish Recognized: A Case for Long-Term Treatment

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Do these words get us any closer to answering the interminable questions above, or do they simply attempt to soothe our desperate and restless desire to control the uncontrollable?

Hillary Hearing

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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King Not Fit to Lead

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

King's hearings weren't even a good example of "McCarthyism." They were a suborning of an important committee's resources to serve the chairman's obsession with America's Muslims.

Open Letter To Congressman Peter King

Frank Fredericks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

While terrorism and violence in all forms are threats to American national security, singling out any one community for inquiry is not only a failed approach to policy, but it is un-American.

Supreme Court Helps Out Kagan

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Supreme Court has yanked the rug out from under the argument that Kagan shouldn't have had the option to bar military recruiters from campus while dean of Harvard law school. Today's ruling affirms that right for universities.

Dick Cheney 'Needs To Testify' About BP Oil Spill, Says Chris Matthews (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Former Vice President and one-time Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney should be called to testify about the gulf oil spill, according to Chris Matthews. Mat...

Congress' Role In BP Oil Spill Questioned: CNN's Candy Crowley Interviews Sens. Shelby, Nelson

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional hearings are piling up in the wake of the April 20 explosion and subsequent oil leak from the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig in the...

MTA, City & State to Students: Drop Dead

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Today, the MTA launches a whirlwind tour of public hearings citywide. These hearings will be the first of their kind since 585,000 student straphangers learned they would lose subsided fares.

The Best Moments Of The Sotomayor Hearings: Wise Latina Lines, Banal Baseball Metaphors, And Crack! (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Stemler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

So what does it take to become a Supreme Court justice in this fair nation of ours? After combing through hours and hours of footage from last week's...

Can White Men Shed Their Prejudices Better Than Others?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

The implication of Sessions' inquisition was that, as a white male with no distinguishing "heritage" to speak of, he and his ilk can make judgments totally free of feelings, belief, or experience.

Congress Must Hold Hearings With CEOs Who Lay Off Workers

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

I'm tired of reading about the job layoffs daily while witnessing the lavish spending and bad decisions of incompetent CEOs, so I decided to do something about it and started a petition.

Right-Wing Supreme Court Draws Ire Of Senate Judiciary Committee

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

The Supreme Court has shifted dangerously to the right and is now the most pro-business Court since the monopoly greasing "Lochner-era" Court of the late 19th century.