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James Risen's New Book: Exposing the "War on Terror"

Norman Solomon | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

No single review or interview can do justice to Pay Any Price -- the new book by James Risen that is the antithesis of what routinely passes for journalism about the "war on terror." Instead of evasive tunnel vision, the book offers big-picture acuity: focusing on realities that are pervasive and vastly destructive.

E.O. 12333: End-Running the Fourth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

In Post-Constitutional America (2001-Present), the government has taken a bloody box cutter to the original copy of the Constitution and thrown the Fourth Amendment in the garbage.

Obama's Escalating War on Freedom of the Press

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.21.2013 | Media
Norman Solomon

Journalists who can be compelled to violate the confidentiality of their sources, or otherwise go to prison, are reduced to doing little more than providing stenographic services to pass along the official story. That's what the White House wants.

Obama Gets Pushed Out of His Comfort Zone -- and Pushes Back

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley was forced to resign for his frank comments about the treatment of Bradley Manning. The question is, why would the administration do something so "ridiculous, counterproductive, and stupid"?

Jason Linkins

The Government's Case Against Julian Assange Is Falling Apart

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The more you shine sunlight on this matter, the more the case that Assange induced Pfc. Bradley Manning to provide WikiLeaks with classified information, or otherwise assisted in the procurement of same, falls apart.

Hope We Can Belie In

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

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The F Word: It's the Economy, Not the Bloggers

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Americans are angry with the Obama administration, and the Obama administration is angry with -- bloggers? The left-leaning media? What's wrong with this picture?

Obama vs. The Left: A Battle of Ideologies, Not Cults of Personalities

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

What Obama is facing, which other presidents have not, is moment-by-moment online documentation of the distance between his words and his actions by issue advocates on his own side.

Latest CIA Interrogation Tapes Don't Tell the Whole Story

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Even if the newly released footage of Bin al shibh's interrogation in Morocco shows largely benign interrogations, we shouldn't forget that many of the videotapes that the CIA destroyed in 2005 documented serious abuse.

Which Party Is the Peace Party?

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

For years, I prosecuted war profiteers in Iraq. I saw exactly what Gen. Butler meant when he said, "war is a racket." I'm not going to change my mind about these wars any time soon. But we have to change other people's minds.

Jason Linkins

Ten Things That Did Not Suck About The Media In 2009

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's New Year's Eve, that time of year when you toss aside your better instincts and succumb to America's need for Contemplative Listicles that Explai...

Top 10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Health Care Bill

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The Senate bill isn't a "starter home," it's a sink hole. It needs to die so something else can take its place. It doesn't matter whether people are on the right or the left.

The Torture Report

Jameel Jaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jameel Jaffer

Five years after Abu Ghraib, the Defense Department is still withholding photographs showing prisoners being abused at other facilities, as well as interrogation directives used by special forces.

Why Did Health Insurance Stocks Go Up After The President's Speech?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The president singled out insurance companies for special criticism in his speech on Wednesday. So why did health insurance stock prices go up the next day?

Bloggers Back Obama's Agenda, Not His Strategy (From Netroots Nation)

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Netroots Nation also drew a rather unlikely guest: Arlen Specter, the resilient, 79-year-old pol who has now managed to seriously rile the base of both political parties.

Brennan Suggests He Played Role In Domestic Surveillance

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'll have a broader piece up soon about John Brennan's speech about counterterrorism, which in many ways represented a stark departure from several ke...

Marcy Wheeler: GOP Will Investigate Clinton's "Blow Job" But Not CIA

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Marcy Wheeler of FireDogLake, appeared on MSNBC Monday to argue for an investigation of secret C.I.A. operations under President Bush. But all of the ...

Jason Linkins

Bush Sent Gonzales To The Hospital (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Man, you turn Marcy Wheeler loose on an IG report, and her eye just seeks heat. Today, Wheeler's getting praise for catching this detail in the uncla...

CIA May Be Protecting Cheney With Blocked Report

The Plumline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Friday, there may be a major development in the torture wars: The CIA is set to release portions of a 2004 report that reportedly found no proof th...

Online News is Not Arianna Huffington's Dastardly Plot to Destroy the Newspaper Industry And Other Reality-Based Observations

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jane Hamsher

John Kerry's Senate Committee hearing on the future of journalism evidently turned into a bunch of self-congratulatory wanking about how important newspapers are to our American way of life.