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Jayne Lyn Stahl

GOP by the Numbers

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted May 1, 2012

Whenever you hear Mitt Romney say President Obama is a failure when it comes to the economy, remember that in the first six months after the 2010 midterm election alone nearly 2 million jobs were lost due to GOP-backed legislation that passed the House.

Yes, 200 days after Senate...

Ami Bera, MD

No Work, No Pay

Ami Bera, MD | Posted April 28, 2012

For the vast majority of Americans who work hard and play by the rules, paying the bills may be hard some months but it's something we always do. So it's no wonder that the vast majority of Americans are frustrated and angry when Congress fails, time and again, to do...

Mark Fallon

Interrogators Speak Out: Torture is Illegal, Immoral and Ineffective

Mark Fallon | Posted April 28, 2012

Every interrogation starts with analysis. That is, getting to know the detainee, researching their background, exploring their relationships with others, reviewing any available information and figuring out what makes them tick -- their background, motivations, what drove them into violent extremism and a baseline of how the detainee responds to...

Paul Abrams

Yep, You Heard it Here First .. and More Proof Romney Would Not Have Killed Osama bin Laden

Paul Abrams | Posted April 28, 2012

Sometimes it is necessary to describe the obvious. As shown on these pages on April 6, Mitt Romney would not have found, captured or killed Osama bin Laden -- no way, no how.

When Republicans start complaining about "using" an issue -- count the number of times...

Noam Chomsky

May Day

Noam Chomsky | Posted April 28, 2012

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Zuccotti Park Press, a project of Adelante Alliance, a Brooklyn-based immigrant advocacy group, is releasing Occupy, a new book by Noam Chomsky, on May Day.


People seem to know about May Day everywhere except where it...

Nake M. Kamrany

An Optimal Solution to U.S. Health Care

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted April 28, 2012

U.S. health care is fraught with emotional prediction of ideologues including the Supreme Court. The combination of U.S. private and public health care cost, if unchecked, will exceed the budget of the federal government by the year 2027, leaving out 50+ million Americans who have no coverage, the poor and...

William Bradley

Back on the National Stage? Jerry Brown Brings An Incomplete Story

William Bradley | Posted April 28, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown is in Washington for a round of meetings and appearances on CBS's Face the Nation and at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, where he and First Lady/Special Counsel Anne Gust Brown will be at the Newsweek table, along with General David Petraeus, the Iraq War and...

James Zogby

A Battered Romney Wins: On to November

James Zogby | Posted April 28, 2012

It was rough going, but Mitt Romney, having run the gamut of the U.S. presidential primary process, has survived. He can now be considered the Republican Party's presumptive nominee.

From the beginning, Romney had distinct advantages over his opponents. He had run before -- and had, in fact, not stopped...

Wendy Fontaine

My Year on Food Stamps

Wendy Fontaine | Posted April 28, 2012

I plopped my body onto a hard plastic chair inside the Department of Health and Human Services and waited for my name to be called.

The office smelled like sweat and cigarettes even though it was cold outside and my seat was near the front door. I wanted to run...

Joseph Rauch

Romney Will Lose Come November

Joseph Rauch | Posted April 28, 2012

I've been saying this to my friends and family for almost a year now, but I mentioned it in passing in one of my last posts, so I thought I would try and sew up the issue once and for all.

Romney is not going to win in November....