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Can We Stop America's Surveillance State?

Danny Schechter | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Danny Schechter

With the publication of Glenn Greenwald's new book on Edward Snowden and the NSA, the state surveillance issue is back in full force -- as if it ever went away.

Challenging Condi Rice's Revision of History

Coleen Rowley | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Some of us predicted when Condi Rice left office that she would become intent on revising history. Faustian bargains don't end that quickly!

NSA? No Problemo... Until?

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

This level of dangerous blowback is exactly the harm Snowden blew the whistle on! But isn't it also what Senator Obama campaigned he would change, if elected to the presidency, before further damage could occur to our Constitutional rule of law?

Corn/Matalin Clash Over CIA Torture and 'Who Lost Crimea?'

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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The Senate-CIA fight is jaw-dropping but Mary and David disagree if it's about oversight and/or Bush-Cheney 'torture.' Then: Is Obama a 'weak joke'(MM)? Were Ike, LBJ after Soviets invaded Hungry, Czechoslovakia (DC)? Was W while looking into Putin's soulful eyes (MG)?

Feinstein and Rogers Blame Boris and Natasha

Bea Edwards | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

Let's give the two of them the benefit of the doubt and inspect the plausibility of their quasi-allegations. What on earth would the Russians gain from forcing the US to dial back its purportedly essential and effective dragnet surveillance of the world's peoples? That's a tough one, but the obvious answer is "nothing," because we are not at war with Russia.

Fundraisers: Sinking One Politician at a Time

Julianne Shinto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Julianne Shinto

One surprisingly hot topic at fundraisers lately is campaign finance reform. Surprising to me because I can't imagine trying to make a sale and telling my customers that buying is itself a dangerous trend.

Women, Hear Me Roar

Abe Gurko | Posted 09.02.2013 | New York
Abe Gurko

During the Golden Age of Hollywood women were heralded and revered but with that era long gone, women needed new roles models if they were to ever bre...

Wal-Mart's 'Invisible Army' of Lobbyists

Al Norman | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Al Norman

By 2012, six out of 14 Wal-Mart's direct lobbyists had worked in Congress. In that same year, Wal-Mart retained a total of ten outside lobbying firms, bringing its total legislative agent count to 79 lobbyists -- of which 64 were revolving door lobbyists.

Not a Line Item, A Lifeline

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Food stamps are not just a line item on a budget; they are a lifeline to American families. One that has existed since the 1930s. This is not an extravagance of the American government.

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.

The Legacy of Watertown

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

I admit that I have no idea as to how these miscreants got their guns, but I am willing to say without reservation that there's something seriously wrong in a country where private citizens own 300 million guns and are still bitching that their 2nd Amendment rights are being threatened.

5 Tips to Avoiding the Pitfalls of Politics in Business

Mike Berman | Posted 05.26.2013 | Business
Mike Berman

Managers taking the attention away from a topic by placing it on themselves are not only unlikely to achieve desired outcomes, but they will get further away from a goal.

Letter to the Marine Who Warned Dianne Feinstein About His Guns and Freedom

Jim Sleeper | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Here in today's casino-financed, un-unionized, gladatorially entertained America, a lot of the people who are arming themselves against irrational fears have let themselves become the meek servants of huge corporate bureaucracies that no one elected.

Zero Dark Thirty Account of Torture Verified by Media Record of Legislators and CIA Officials

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
G. Roger Denson

In the weeks surrounding the raid on bin Laden, the government, the intelligence community, the media, and the public displayed a wide variance of views on waterboarding. The intelligence community in particular seems marked by inconsistency and outright contradiction.

The One-Two Punch of Sandy and Sandy Hook

Tom Allon | Posted 02.26.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

We can learn from these two seemingly unrelated events that tragedy can strike at a moment's notice, human beings have an infinite capacity for compassion and charity in helping those who are suffering, and our elected leader have not done their jobs well.

Three Lessons of Newtown

Tom Allon | Posted 02.17.2013 | Crime
Tom Allon

Those who do not learn from the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them. The recent history of senseless mass murder in schools -- most shockin...

What Connecticut Can Learn From California

Kaile Shilling | Posted 02.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Kaile Shilling

Today is the day to stand up for our children. This cry is being picked up by parents, faith leaders, policymakers, and responsible gun owners. We cannot have another day like Friday on our hearts, on our conscience, on our hands.

Michael Calderone

Lawmakers Pledge To Crack Down On Leaks

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.07.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Four top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committees condemned recent national security leaks during a Thursday news confe...

Michael Calderone

NYT Editor Defends Coverage Amid Leak Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.07.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Dean Baquet, managing editor of The New York Times, defended his paper's national security coverage after members of Congress called for a...

Conservative Legislator Fights To Demolish Historic Yosemite Dam

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco

Environmentalists sometimes come in unlikely shapes. Take Congressman Dan Lungren, for example. A Republican representing Sacramento's eastern subu...

Protecting the Land and Water Conservation Fund: A Win for the Environment, a Win for the Economy

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Rep. Mike Honda

Protecting the great outdoors is good for our economy, helps create jobs, and ensures that the scenic landscapes that millions of people enjoy in California each year will be here for generations to come.

Scandal-Ridden Firm Ordered To Stop Work

AP | By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- California regulators Tuesday ordered a company tied to hundreds of thousands of dollars in missing political funds to stop providing a...

Diane Feinstein On West LA Subway Extension

Patch | Anne Louise Bannon | Posted 10.24.2011 | Los Angeles

Sen. Diane Feinstein expressed doubt about the availability of federal funding for the city's public transportation revamp in an interview with Patch ...

To Run Or Not To Run?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.26.2011 | San Francisco

Should Ed Lee run for reelection? Right now, that's the single most loaded question in all of San Francisco politics. When Lee was selected by ...

Power to the Congress

Craig Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Barnes

The president has met with Republicans and put together a tax deal that was, he said, the best he could get from them. Despite the outraged cries of liberal democrats, this may actually be a very good thing.