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Howard Dean as John the Baptist and Other Big Ideas at the Little Idea

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

Ari Berman does a wonderful thing in his new book Herding Donkeys -- he investigates how common sense usurped power in Washington.

New Twitter Lists, Social Influence & Torture

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Previously, Twitter essentially held the market on recommending users, through its official list of suggested users. But it just launched a tool enabling users to create their own lists on the site.

Impeach Bybee: The Growing Movement to Unseat Bush Torture Lawyer Turned Federal Judge

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

The UN has indicated that Obama's refusal to prosecute torturers may be a violation of International law.

Obama on Torture: Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

This answer tracks the language of many torture apologists (and advocates) in Washington, who posit a choice between protecting the country today and second-guessing the past.

Ask Obama For a Torture Special Prosecutor

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Obama transition team is taking questions again at Change.gov -- while the press has fixated on the Blagojevich scandal, the allegations of torture by officials in the current administration receive scant attention.

The Latest Media Blind Spot: Viewing All Criticism of Obama Through a Right/Left Prism

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

My problem isn't that Obama doesn't always agree with me. My problem is that he has started to not always agree with himself -- falling prey instead to the Conventional Wisdom sirens.