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Why We Fight

Is the Drug War a Failure?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 12.22.2012 | Entertainment
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

The House I Live In seeks to chronicle the inconsistent and discriminatory history behind drug policy, showing how the poor and people of color have been unequally treated under the law.

Vito Russo's 'Why We Fight': Revisiting The Explosive 1988 AIDS Speech

Jeffrey Schwarz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeffrey Schwarz

"Why We Fight" was a fiery 1988 speech given before a tumultuous crowd of angry ACT UP demonstrators at the New York State Capitol in Albany. Today, July 11, on what would have been Vito's 66th birthday, we present "Why We Fight" in its entirety.

The Deafening Silence About the War in the Deficit Debate

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

There is a lot of talk on Capitol Hill right now about the need to balance the federal budget. What is largely absent from this debate is any discussion of the wars -- and its affect on poor and working people.

HuffPost Review: Freakonomics

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As anthology films go, Freakonomics is an entertaining -- if occasionally scattershot -- documentary. But then, that was the nature of the book by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, upon which the film was based.

The Straight Talk Train Wreck

Eugene Jarecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eugene Jarecki

2008-10-30-mccainpull.jpg I'm not one to kick a man when he's down, but I feel compelled to share a cautionary tale of my own firsthand experience with the Straight-Talk Express. That hell-bent freight train rolled over me a couple years ago and I haven't felt the same since.

Peggy's Confusion: Some "Political Bullsh*t" About John McCain

Eugene Jarecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eugene Jarecki

When it serves him politically to condemn Halliburton's abuses, he takes that view. When he's running for president and seeking to establish his bonafides with the Republican base, a different John McCain emerges.