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Celebrate, Not Denigrate, Latino Involvement in California Desert Protections

Maite Arce | Posted 03.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

I recently received the following Twitter message, "why does it matter the race of the people protecting our desert? I am so tired of bias." The Tweet...

Benghazi and the Congressman from Maryland

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Four years after his call to Republicans to stop "the inflammatory rhetoric" and to stop "the partisan gamesmanship," Elijah Cummings, once again, in his opening remarks at the recent Benghazi hearing pleaded with his colleagues.

Time to Bow Out, Hillary

Saad Khan | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Saad Khan

First things first, Hillary hasn't been out of power for the last 23 years. She was still basking in the glory of being the first lady when she got elected as a (non-resident) senator from New York in 2000.

Women's Lives (Should) Matter!

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

The campaign to eliminate the right to safe, legal abortions is intentional, relentless and political. The consequences are real, personal and frightening. Attacks on abortion rights further entrench discrimination against women.

Hillary's Blackberry and 2016

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Humor me because you know that anyone over 50 knows that the trusty Blackberry with its keyboard makes life so much better.

Ali Watkins

Former Church Committee Staffers Urge Overhaul Of Spy Agency Oversight

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK –- It’s no secret that the mid-20th century was a dirty time for U.S. intelligence agencies. J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI was waging personal ...

Dianne Feinstein Urges Government Not To Seek David Petraeus Indictment

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) urged the Department of Justice not to bring criminal charges against former CIA Director David Petraeus over his han...

House Dems to Obama: Hurry Up On Detainee Declassification

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If the White House intends to fair, everything should be out in the open so Americans can make their own judgments.

Sen. Diane Feinstein Bears the Wrath of Ex-CIA Officials

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If Feinstein and her fellow Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee thought their war over "enhanced interrogation techniques" won, they woke up to a rude awakening on Sunday morning, when CIA veterans and defenders of the EIT program jumped at the chance to offer their own rebuttals.

Why Pres. Obama Should Have Prosecuted the Bush Administration for War Crimes -- and Still Can (By Other Means)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Engaging in counterfactual, what-if history can be uselessly speculative, but here are three demonstrable ways the Obama administration -- and America too -- have been hurt by not prosecuting Bush officials for the crimes of torture and fraudulent war.

Time for Full Disclosure of CIA Interrogations

David Schanzer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
David Schanzer

Our nation needs an effective and unburdened CIA, a restoration of trust between the branches of government, and an opportunity to reassert our moral leadership internationally in pursuit of a more just and peaceful world. To do this, secrecy about the mistakes of the past must end.

Torture Doesn't Work. Law Does Work. Why Keep That Secret?!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Most Americans do not know that their government engaged in practices that the civilized world considers war crimes. This lack of awareness is due, in part, to the fact that a comprehensive report of over 6000 pages on this topic compiled by investigators at a cost of $40 million remains classified and hidden away.

Senate Committee Passes Two Bills Protecting NSA's Actions

Daniel Simon | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Daniel Simon

Indications show that there is little effort on the part of the U.S. government to ease its use of "eavesdropping" and "data collection" archives.

NSA's Advice On How To Defend Its Domestic Spying: When In Doubt, Invoke 9/11!

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

The National Security Agency released a "final talking points” memo in response to an Al Jazeera Freedom of Information Act request this month, show...

Sam Stein

Gun Control Groups Target Video-Game Manufacturers In New Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unable to move gun reform legislation through Congress, advocates are turning to video-game makers in a new campaign to persuade them to...

Federal Courts Should be Venue of Choice to Prosecute Terrorists Captured in U.S.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Holding American citizens who have been arrested on U.S. soil in indefinite military detention is absolutely incompatible with our values. I believe military detention is not only unconstitutional, but has also proven ineffective at achieving justice and gaining intelligence.

Gerry Smith

Senate Will Not Vote On CISPA, Dealing Blow To Controversial Cyber Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.25.2013 | Technology

The Senate will not vote on a cybersecurity bill that passed the House earlier this month, according to two Senate staffers, dealing a blow to a measu...

Congress May Take Action On Video Game Violence

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that Congress may be forced to take action to limit video game violence. Speaking to an audience of...

Holder Tells Senate Committee Obama Will Speak on Drone Policy

Renee Parsons | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Renee Parsons

It is not every day that Republicans in the Senate give a good reason to applaud their legislative behavior but Holder's Committee appearance provided an opportunity for the already-controversial Sen. Ted Cruz to question the Attorney General on the administration's drone policy.

U.S. Marine Pens Response To Gun Control Bill: 'I Am Not Your Servant'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

A United States Marine veteran has penned a response to California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's gun control proposal, saying the government has no right to...

Ryan Grim

Filibuster Reform Gets Boost On Sunday Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In order to block a Senate rule change in January making the filibuster a more public act, Republicans have been hoping to peel off at l...

Sorry Sen. Feinstein, Petraeus Affair Was None of Your Business

Wayne Besen | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Wayne Besen

The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, is in a huff because she was kept in the dark about CIA Director David Pet...

'If a Bullet Should Enter My Brain': 33 Years Ago

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Harvey Milk had prerecorded a message after receiving several anti-gay death threats during his political career. The message said, "If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet shatter every closet door."

PHOTOS: The Top 20 Legendary Post50 Females

Lucy Blodgett | Posted 12.22.2011 | Fifty

On the heels of Jennifer Siebel Newsom's documentary "Miss Representation" which premiered on OWN this week -- we got to thinking about the female le...

Dianne Feinstein On Kinde Durkee Scandal: 'I Was Wiped Out Too'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said her campaign funds were "wiped out" by Kinde Durkee, a longtime Democratic campaign treasurer who was arrested b...