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Thoughts on Parenting, Grief and Lobbies in the Wake of Tragedy

Crystal Brown | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Crystal Brown

No one in America feels at peace this week. Each time our country endures tragedy -- whether it is the stripping away of homes, belongings and community, or the loss of life in Newtown, Conn. -- we are reminded just how fragile, complicated and, at times, senseless, our world can be.

WATCH: Washington's Revolving Door Is Hazardous to Our Health

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

We've seen how Washington insiders write the rules of politics and the economy to protect powerful special interests but now, as we enter the holiday season, and a month or so after the election, we're getting a refresher course in just how that inside game is played, gifts and all.

The Israel Firster Brouhaha & Why I Left Media Matters

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

A day after leaving Media Matters For America, I feel a need for an explanation beyond what I posted at the MMFA site. It was provoked by all the rig...

AIPAC's "War With Iran" Bill Passes House Committee

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Wasting no time after its success in getting the administration to oppose Palestinian statehood at the United Nations, and still celebrating the UNESCO funding cut-off, the lobby has returned to its #1 priority: pushing for war with Iran.

Occupy Big Coal: Kentuckians to Protest Most Corrupt Member of Congress on Friday

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Wall Street and Big Coal corporations have no better friend than Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), the "prince of pork" and powerful chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

America's Latest $3 Billion Bribe to Israel

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Americans' insistence on rewarding the Israeli party that puts obstacles in the way of peace only encourages that party to come up with even more obstacles as the talks enter more difficult stages.

AIPAC in Serious Trouble, Again

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Now it's war. AIPAC is putting out everything it has on Steve Rosen and Rosen is about to put out everything he has on AIPAC. If he does -- he won't, it appears, if AIPAC pays him off -- it is probably the end of the organization.

Israel Lobby's Last Minute GOP Push

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The usual suspects have been warning President Barack Obama almost since Inauguration Day that there would be a literal price to pay if he assumed the...

The Lobby's Shame

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Thousands of Israelis have been killed as a result of policies that the conservative "pro-Israel" lobby has supported. Yet they sail on, never looking back, labeling anyone who opposes the status quo "anti-Israel."

Neocons: Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

One hoped that the neoconservatives would have disappeared after Bush left office and the Iraq War proved to be a disaster. But they are still around and pushing for a war with Iran, which they want even more than the last one.

Scott McInnis Money Trail Includes Ties To Ski Lobby, Real Estate Deals

Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

During his first few years in Congress representing the sprawling 3rd Congressional District on Colorado's Western Slope, Republican Scott McInnis was...

They Keep Stealing -- Why Keep Paying?

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dylan Ratigan

Nearly a quarter of all Americans are currently underwater in their mortgage, and if you are one of them, chances are you didn't do anything wrong. You didn't cause this mess. They did.

An industry unaffected by America's economic crisis

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Green

At the same time President Barack Obama was insisting the nation needed a stimulus plan to save the drowning economy, one industry was swimming in dou...

Lying About the Gaza Flotilla Attack

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The men and women of the flotilla had every right to attempt to destroy an illegal blockade that Israel had no legal standing to impose and which was designed to inflict collective punishment on the people of Gaza.

Are Israel's "Friends" Trying To Destroy It?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It is Israel, not the Palestinians, that is going down the tubes. All the Palestinians have to do is cover their heads, stay away from Israeli soldiers, and watch Israel unravel.

My Life With AIPAC: Plus Its Internal Strategy Document For This Week

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

I understand what is going on at AIPAC right now. I know it because I volunteered there for a year back in the 1970's and then had a senior job there in the 1980's. But times and people change. So do institutions.

In The Public Interest: A Senator Stands Up To A Deceptive TV Ad

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ed Mierzwinski

Kudos to U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) for criticizing TV ads running in Montana and around the country which claim that Congressional efforts to rei...

Arthur Delaney

K Street Thrived In 2009: The Proof Is In The Numbers

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The lobbying industry demonstrated its resilience last year in the face of the recession and is fully expected to smash previous spending records. On ...

Democratic Health Care Plan Fails, Feeds Fat Cat Insurance Lobby

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

So let me get this straight. President Barack Obama makes a clarion call to reform healthcare so that the 30 million Americans (not including the 12 m...

Dems Top Most Corrupt List

Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Democratic lawmakers topped a list of the "most corrupt members of Congress" released by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in ...

Homeland Security Nominee Failed To Report Lobbying Background

Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A nominee for a high-level position in the Department of Homeland Security has come under fire for her failure to disclose past work as a lobbyist. T...

Are We Totally Blowing Our New Media Freedom? My 10 Health Care Reform Videos

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Stranahan

I made 10 short videos about health care reform. I wasn't hired to do it, I wasn't asked to do it. I just did it because the issue is important to me personally, to my family and to my country. And I did it because I could.

Lobbying & Universal Health Care

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

A one-year moratorium on lobbying would help change the debate from universal health insurance to actual universal health care.

WATCH: My Personal David vs. Goliath Fight for Affordable Health Care

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

I am admittedly crazy. It's just one of my preexisting conditions, probably. (Diabetes is the big one, though.) A couple of months ago, I left my safe...

So Sad to See Obama Surrender to AIPAC

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

Speaking at the pro Israel lobby, Obama, who is being seen world wide as a potentially global president, turned on every promise he made during the run up to the nomination.