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Blood and Treasure: Free Trade Human Plasma Across the US Mexican Border?

Aram Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aram Roston

The United States is the world's leading exporter of human plasma - providing about 70 per cent of global supplies, the biggest player in what is now a multibillion dollar business.

High Time for Change?

Christal Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christal Smith

Alcohol is far more dangerous than marijuana, so just regulate marijuana, control it, and tax it and we'll be far, far ahead of where we are today.

Scott Polakoff, Top Bank Regulator, Placed On Leave Pending Probe Of Backdated Cash Infusions For IndyMac

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A top bank regulator has been placed on leave pending a Treasury Department investigation into regulators' approval of backdated ca...

Truth or Reconciliation?

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Russ Baker

Official investigations of the Bush administration are on the way. Politicians will appear heroic. The media will get a hot story they won't have to do a bit of digging for. And the rest of us?

Waste, Fraud In Iraq Being Repeated In Afghanistan

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Waste and corruption that marred Iraq's reconstruction will be repeated in Afghanistan unless the U.S. transforms the unwieldy bure...

HuffPost Breaks Another Bailout Story: Reform Groups Demand Investigation!

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Too many Americans believe money buys results in Congress -- an idea that heightens cynicism about our democracy and weakens civic engagement.

Talking With The F.B.I.'s Undercover Source In Alaska's VECO Corruption Case

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Prewitt: "It's going to be a tight race, but Stevens could still win this thing. Stevens has been around so long, and we do have a very partisan situation up here in Alaska."

"Investigate Congress for Anti-Americanism", Says Republican Michelle Bachmann: A Glimpse of the Future

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The strategy for Republicans is clear: win by any means necessary and they lose, then delegitimize the victory.

Exclusive Interview: Frank Prewitt, Author Of Last Bridge To Nowhere

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Prewitt: The book is my experience working as the confidential source who spent nearly four years helping the F.B.I. pry the lid open on the sordid world of political corruption in Alaska and Washington.

Friday Talking Points [50] -- Can I Call You Joe?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I refuse to get too wrapped up in the question of who "won" the debate. In general, unless one candidate obviously self-destructs, this question is answered subjectively and personally. That's not to say I didn't think Biden did better. I did.

Afghanistan September 2008: Karzai Under Pressure Amid Rising Civilian Casualities & Calls for Troops Withdrawal

Shoaib Harris | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics
Shoaib Harris

Local newspapers have called the increasing civilian casualties, "huge crisis" as Afghans began dawn-to-dusk fasting on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.

Larry Flynt And The Politics Of Hope

Jon Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Raymond

In this upside-down country of lying presidents and corrupt politicians, it seems almost natural that the one true champion of real American values is a world-class pornographer.

Oil Prices Were Manipulated, U.S. Government Commission Charges

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

The agency charged with "ensuring the integrity of the futures & options market," has accused Optiver Holding of manipulating the prices of crude oil, heating oil and gasoline futures on the NY Mercantile Exchange.

Precedent George Bush

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bush's term in office will be remembered for the precedents it set, particularly in relation to the presidential power, and the separation of powers between the three branches of U.S. government.

Sam Stein

White House Obstructing Plame Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush Administration is actively blocking Congress' investigation into the outing of once-covert CIA agent Valerie Plame, according to House Oversi...