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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...

Friday Talking Points -- Obama 2.0?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the midst of the debt ceiling frenzy, nobody seems to have noticed that Obama is negotiating in a markedly different way than what we've seen from him in the past. He is at the absolute center of the showdown.

Obama Memo Gives More Benefits To Federal Workers' Same-Sex Partners

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ordered government agencies Wednesday to extend additional benefits to same-sex partners of federal employee...

BP Oil Spill Probe Finds New Warning Signs Before Deepwater Horizon Explosion

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Two congressmen say that BP's internal investigation into the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has identified new warning signs of p...

Ken Salazar: New Utah Monuments Not A Hidden Agenda

Salt Lake Tribune | Thomas Burr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Washington -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told a Senate committee Wednesday that there is no "hidden federal agenda" to unilaterally designate nati...

Capitalism Has the Last Laugh (Again)

Robert Zevin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Zevin

As there can be no doubt that we are in a recovery, there can be even less doubt that the steps taken to get us here have been overwhelmingly crafted to benefit the rich and powerful.

Sam Stein

New Progressive Memo Sent Around Hill Warns Against Finance Committee Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a late-game push to pass the public option, progressive groups are trying to convince Democrats that it would be political suicide to pass a bill r...