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Report: Koch Pledge Helped Kill Climate Legislation

Lucia Graves | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

When President Obama rolled out his climate strategy last week, he made a point to sidestep Congress and take executive action -- and with good reason...

Women of Consequence Convene

Kamala Lopez | Posted 06.30.2013 | Women
Kamala Lopez

The next wave of the women's movement is about to break. Across the public sphere, women are awakening, becoming reenergized, taking stock and speaking up. Nowhere was this more apparent than at the inaugural YaleWomen Global Conference: Vision, Values, Voices.

Michael Calderone

Whistleblower Prosecutions Lead To Chilling Effect On Press

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.16.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– On April 9, McClatchy’s Jonathan Landay reported that the Obama administration has “targeted and killed hundreds of suspected lower-...

An Outrageous Request: Please Boycott Zero Dark Thirty

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

I've come here to urge you not to see Zero Dark Thirty, the new film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. My reason is simple: The film glorifies torture.

What Would It Take to Get Us to Care About Torture?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

I am aiming the question first at mental health practitioners since the idea of helping people towards sanity and well-being has been supported by the...

Don't Koch Block the Debate

Robert Greenwald | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

In response to my offer to a debate or public discussion, the Koch brothers, hiding behind their attorney, wrote, "We are confused about what there is to debate." Well, I'll tell you.

Best Koch Brothers TV Expose Yet: Al Jazeera -- People and Power (VIDEO)

Kert Davies | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Kert Davies

"People and Power" on Al Jazeera has been working for months on the Koch Brothers expose. It premiered last night and is the best TV story of the Kochs thus far.

Populist Backlash Crushes Art Pope's Forces in North Carolina

Michael Carmichael | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

North Carolina's right-wing political boss, Art Pope, is having a bad week. One week after a searing profile appeared in the New Yorker, Pope's ultra-conservative ticket fell under the crushing weight of a populist uprising.

WATCH: Jane Mayer Discusses The Multimillionaire Helping To Tip The North Carolina Electoral Scales

Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker, sat down for an interview Monday night on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show." Mayer and Maddow discussed co...

New Yorker Writer Targeted In Smear Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Someone has tried--and failed--to smear New Yorker writer Jane Mayer as a plagiarist, the New York Post's Keith Kelly reports. Kelly writes that so...

ARTS LUST: Leonard Bernstein Boycotts the Koch

Allan M. Jalon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Allan M. Jalon

Top: Poster for "A Quiet Place." Bottom: Facade of the David H. Koch Theater Photos by Allan M. Jalon       I heard his deepl...

If You Won't Vote, I Don't Want to Be Part of Your Revolution

Anne Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Anne Hill

It is not a question of Democrat versus Republican in this election, it is a choice between those who are capable of governing at all, versus those who are not.

NOT My Cup of Tea

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Finally! Jane Mayer's identified the engine and the mind of the PR blitz know as the Tea Party. She's blown Charles and David Koch's cover sky high,...

Terrorism: Why They Want to Kill Us

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Bandow

There can sometimes be a case for military intervention or use of drones. But the high costs of these tactics must be recognized and weighed. To reduce terrorism, Washington should do less, not more, abroad.

Are 100 deaths in U.S. custody meaningless to Marc Thiessen?

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

By Renée Schomp, Law and Security program Yesterday in the National Review Online, Marc Thiessen attempted to repudiate New Yorker journalist Jane M...

Jason Linkins

Jane Mayer Savages Marc Thiessen's Book, 'Courting Disaster,' In New Yorker Review

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mayer's review says Thiessen is "neither a journalist nor a terrorism expert," rather he is a frantic, torture-thrillist PR hack, and the book "has become the unofficial Bible of torture apologists."

Predator Drone Strikes Increasing, Carrying Out Operations For Pakistan

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama Administration has increased the scope of the U.S. government's two drone programs, writes Jane Mayer in an article in the New Yorker. "Acc...

Judge Orders Release From Guantanamo of Kuwaiti Who Met Bin Laden

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Following Judge Kollar-Kotelly's ruling, the DOJ did not indicate whether it will appeal the decision, but I sincerely hope that the government follows the judge's advice and repatriates al-Rabia.

Stop the Presses: Cheney's Re-emergence Is Finally Explained!

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Nancy Pelosi, this week, accused the CIA of lying. Who, journalists collectively ask, could ever accuse the CIA of lying? Who indeed? Almost anybody, it seems to me.

Even For Cheney, The Al Qaeda-Iraq Torture Story Is A New Low

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Coercive and illegal techniques were used widely at Gitmo in an attempt to secure information linking al Qaeda to Saddam Hussein.

Who Authorized The Torture of Abu Zubaydah?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

For the defendants of the use of torture by U.S. forces -- still led by former Vice President Dick Cheney -- this has been a rocky few weeks.

Just What This Heartsick American Needed: A Republican Beacon for Civil Liberties

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

A Republican almost made me burst into tears. In a good way. Gov. Kean's specifics are a reminder of how much is at stake now and of how bad things have been since 9/11.

This Week in Magazines: Dirty Elections Edition

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

"Mouthwash!" might be a reaction to the hand-wringing over this "nasty" campaign season -- but check out Foreign Policy and the New Yorker. We don't know dirty.

Powell's Tortured Endorsement

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles J. Brown

Powell endorsed Obama and I was moved by his statement, particularly his challenge to Republicans about their demonization of Islam. Despite this, I don't welcome his endorsement.

No Soup For Yoo: Our Right to Refuse Service to the Constitution's Torturers

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

Reading The Dark Side, as I just have, forces a stomach-turning, jaw-clenching reckoning with Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, CIA kidnappings, secret prisons, waterboarding, and a shameful list of other soul-shattering abuses.