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GOP Plays Soft on Terrorism Card Again

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It didn't take long for anti-terrorism hawks from Joe Lieberman to GOP congresspersons to dump the lax security, terrorist watch breach, and faulty al Qaeda intelligence on President Obama.

Dressing for Copenhagen

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

It now is up to the U.S. Senate to make sure Uncle Sam is not only fully dressed, but dressed for success when he shows up in Copenhagen Dec. 7 to work on a global climate deal.

Senate Climate Bill: Two Futures, One Choice

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

Congress usually is an auction house and a horse-trading arena. But carbon emissions are to the atmosphere what virulent cancer cells are to the body. We can't wish them away. We can't bargain with them.

The Silly Season In Politics

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Silly season" refers to late summer, when governments go on massive taxpayer-funded vacations all over the world. This year's season could produce a bumper crop of silly.

CNN Praises a Dictator

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sanjeev Bery

Somehow, is bestowing positive coverage upon the Shah and his son without once acknowledging the repressive practices of the Shah's regime.

CNN's Navarrette Gets Iran Wrong

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sanjeev Bery

While tempting, the calls to get tougher with the Iranian government fail to consider the legacy of 25 years of U.S. intervention against Iranian democracy.

John Kerry: McCain Should Try Listening To The Iranians | JOHN KERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE grass-roots protests that have engulfed Iran since its presidential election last week have grabbed America's attention and captured headlines -- ...

Kerry: Iran's Nuclear Enrichment For Energy Is Its Right

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One of the most senior Democrats in Washington has dismissed a key element in the west's long standing strategy on Iran's nuclear programme as "ridicu...

Pakistani Humanitarian Crisis Largely Unaddressed By US Aid

Huffington Post Contributor | Madiha Sattar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistanis are in for a rude shock. $900 million, almost half of the $1.9 billion aid package that the US House of Representatives recently approved, ...

Sam Stein

John Kerry: Uptick In Iraq Violence Was Expected, Could Get Worse | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A recent uptick in violence in Iraq was expected and could get worse as the country seeks to reconcile itself politically after years of bitter sectar...

A New Hope to End Genocide

Andrew Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Slack

Does the Obama administration plan to commemorate the Rwandan genocide by letting another innocent 1,000,000 Africans die?

ABC and the ADL Don't Represent Me

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sarah Newman

The Jewish community's response is diverse and not the unified front which Jewish groups and the media tried to present.

Kerry Discusses Condiments, Blago's Hair, and 2004 Election

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John F. Kerry is a Massachusetts senator, a D.C. VIP, a former presidential candidate and a man filled with wonkish knowledge on all sorts of topics. ...

What Makes For a Great Secretary of State?

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

Here's what you need to be a great Secretary of State: a massive ego. Would Hillary Clinton have the potential to be a great Secretary of State? Absolutely.

The Word on the Street

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Rank-and-file teamsters get it. They aren't willing to be swayed by false, irrelevant arguments. They want change. They want ideas. And the fact is -- McCain doesn't have any.

Pickens Plan Sounds Like A Poor Pick For We The People

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sandy Goodman

If you think you can trust Pickens, remember he contributed $3 million to the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth that buried John Kerry's 2004 presidential candidacy in a cesspool of lies.

Reading The Pictures: McCain's War Cred Goes Belly Up

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-07-02-mccainhanoi.jpgUntil Sunday, this well-known October 1967 image of McCain being pulled from a lake near Hanoi was used to convey heroism and elicit admiration and empathy.

Why Running "On the Record" Is Harder Than You Think

Thomas Lipscomb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Lipscomb

To understand how we got ourselves in the middle of an election with so little information and so much suspicion, we need to review the 2004 election issues that revolved around John Kerry.

Sam Stein

Kerry's Vietnam Allies Go After Major Swift Boat Funder | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It is a lesson in just how persistent and irritating smear campaigns can be. Nearly four years after the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth trotted out a s...

America's Image and Race Beyond Black and White

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

The world's grievances with the US have little to do with its history of slavery. Most of the world is more concerned with how America treats other ethnicities, beyond black.

Reading The Pictures: The Wimp Factor-y

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-04-21-shaw_kerry_wimp.jpgIt's not that "Obama is starting to look more like Kerry," so much as "The Factory" is cranking up the campaign to make it look that way.

Sam Stein

NOW Head Described Treatment Of Clinton A "Gang Bang" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marcia Pappas, the President of the New York State chapter of the National Organization of Women, gained a bit of notoriety on Monday when she called ...

Sam Stein

After Kerry Endorses, Political World Waits For Kennedy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With one Massachusetts senator throwing his weight into the Democratic presidential race today, anticipation now mounts for the other to follow suit. ...