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Criminal Wrongdoing and the CIA

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

According to the operating consensus, the American public has no right to know what the CIA is up to, even when what it's up to is extremely questionable in terms of dealing with our officially proclaimed enemies; and liberating such data from the crypt called classification is criminal behavior.

Thinking 2016: At the 30th Anniversary of Gary Hart's Iowa Breakthrough, Could It Be Done Again?

William Bradley | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's 30 years since the 1984 Iowa presidential caucuses, in which then dark horse Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart broke though to the front ranks of presidential contenders with a "shock" second place finish.

You Can Help McGovern-Dole School Meals Campaign

William Lambers | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

McGovern teamed up with Dole to improve the U.S. national school meals programs, including summer feeding. They knew that the success of this nation, or any other, depends on healthy and educated children.

The Art of Political Pandering

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

While voters may say they want our presidential candidates to say what they think, if the candidates do not offer opinions palatable to voters, the electorate is unlikely to reward them come election day.

Could 2016 Be Rand Paul's Moment?

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Every so often in American politics a party nominates an insurgent, not because of his/her experience, but simply because their message strikes a resonate chord with the most active faction of the party at that time.

If Hillary Were a Republican She Would Have a Better Chance at Winning Her Party's Presidential Nomination

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

If Hillary Clinton chooses to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, she will be in the catbird seat, at least on paper.

Snowden's Common Law Defense

Joe Lauria | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics
Joe Lauria

The U.S. Senator who divulged the Pentagon Papers in Congress says Edward Snowden and other citizens with access to classified information should have the same immunity as members of Congress to make public secret documents exposing government wrongdoing.

"Going Bulworth": The First Time, and Now

William Bradley | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Where will Obama be if his administration's conventional methods are not up to the task of cutting through controversies that are engendered, at least in part, by reliance on conventional methods? That's when things could get very interesting.

Hundreds Turn Out For Pieces Of George McGovern History

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Hundreds of people braved frigid temperatures Saturday for a chance to buy books, furniture and other items once owned by three-t...

McGovern's Personal Items To Be Auctioned

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — George McGovern once gave his daughter a bookend made out of soapstone in the shape of a bear – a symbol of the "Terr ...

In Praise of McGovern, Prairie Sage

Marc E. Agronin | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty
Marc E. Agronin

When he passed away at the age of 90 on October 21st of this year, McGovern was eloquently praised by individuals from across the political spectrum.

On Election Day, Money and Magical Thinking

Michael Winship | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Resistance is futile, as they say in those science fiction movies, but as long as the conservative right live in a media cocoon and act like sightless bats, trying to find their way with high frequency shrieking that bounces off the walls and only they can hear, you've got trouble, my friends.

Late Former Senator's 'Conscience For Our Nation' Celebrated

AP | CHET BROKAW and BRIAN BAKST | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- George McGovern made history with his loss of the 1972 presidential election in a historic landslide, but he was praised Friday f...

The George McGovern I Remember

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

1972 was the first year I was old enough to vote in an election, and McGovern was the first presidential candidate for whom I voted. To this day, I am more proud of that vote than most of the others I have cast since.

State Bids Farewell To Fallen Former Senator

AP | CHET BROKAW and BRIAN BAKST | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — George McGovern made history with his loss of the 1972 presidential election in a historic landslide, but he was praised Fri...

Why Liberal Hearts Bleed and Conservatives Don't

Nigel Barber | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Conservatives see the world as a challenging place in which there is always someone else who is ready to steal your lunch.

Think Again: George McGovern -- A Lifetime of Conscience and Courage

Eric Alterman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

No Democrat, and perhaps no modern politician at all, can be said to have shown more courage, more grit, and more determination than George Stanley McGovern.

The Future of Politics

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

While four years ago the illusion of fundamental change, bearing the label "hope," hovered over the political landscape, today that illusion is painfully naked. The path to change is not a political one. Or is it?

Remembering George McGovern

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

In remembering George McGovern, I am especially envious of those who had known him for many decades. It will always be a signal memory of my life that I had the privilege to present the World Food Prize to Senator McGovern.

Meet the New Consensus, Same as the Old

James Peron | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
James Peron

War is the inevitable result of global interventionism, but neither Obama nor Romney wish to put that issue on the table. Those that challenge the foundations of perpetual war are frozen out of the discussion by political elites in Washington.

Biden To Attend Prayer Service For McGovern

AP | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The White House says Vice President Joe Biden will attend a South Dakota prayer service for former U.S. Sen. George McGovern on T...

In Memory: George McGovern

Robert Watson | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Watson

One of the highpoints in my career was the opportunity to work with George McGovern. I first met the former U.S. senator and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee 12 years ago at one of the "McGovern Days" programs he offered for the people of his home state of South Dakota.

George McGovern 1922-2012

Alex Simon | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Alex Simon

In 2005, I had the good fortune to interview former Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern for Venice Magazine. McGovern was thoughtful, direct, and kind-hearted; a gentleman and a gentle man.

George McGovern And The Star-Studded, Wild Campaign Of 1972

Michele Willens | Posted 12.23.2012 | Fifty
Michele Willens

I recall three days traveling the state with McGovern's daughter, (who would later die tragically in the snow), Jon Voight, (times have changed) Candy Bergen, Ben Gazzara and a few others. I have never had so much fun and for all the right reasons.

George McGovern: A Friend To The Hungry

Religion News Service | John McCullough | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Former Sen. George McGovern was a friend to anyone who is concerned about the issue of hunger and malnutrition in the world. As the ...