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Movie Review: Kill the Messenger -- Get the Message Out

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the rare journalism movie that gets it right when it comes to depicting the day-to-day on a daily newspaper.

Is America to Blame for the Crisis on the Border?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The roots of this crisis go back decades, to a time when the American government thought it was more important to frustrate the Russians than to end a bloodbath. A natural question is, how long are we responsible for the sins and errors of the past?

Putin Did It. Let's Blame Obama!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Ukraine? What about Benghazi?" ...

Imagine Democracy

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

"We the People." How many of us have really thought through the implications of these three words? Can people today even imagine a government that is on the side of We the People, instead of being rigged to benefit the already-wealthy and crush the hopes and efforts of the rest of us?

What I Learned From Helen Thomas

Mark D. Weinberg | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Mark D. Weinberg

During the eight years I served as Assistant Press Secretary in the Reagan White House, I had the privilege to get to know Helen Thomas well. I am proud to call her my friend.

9 Facts About Ronald Reagan On His 102nd Birthday

Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Wednesday would have been the 102nd birthday of former President Ronald Reagan. The Gipper, as he was known, was a conservative icon who served as the...

Mitt Romney, Big Bird and American Creativity

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

Mitt Romney's comment in the first presidential debate about defunding Big Bird was the fodder for lots of jokes, but it has more serious implications, not just for public funding for the arts, but for the future of America's global competitiveness.

Why Social Security Is Not A Ponzi Scheme

RetirementRevised | Mark Miller | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty

Words matter. And as the presidential campaign kicks in to high gear, some terms are being tossed around in ways that could be dangerous for current a...

A Rick Perry Presidency? Get Ready for the Next Gas Spike

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Most worrisome about a Rick Perry presidency for those of us who don't live in Texas and are not engaged in the oil business is the prospect of staggeringly higher gasoline prices, and the impact that would have on the nation's economy.

Six Lessons Mr. Donilon Could Learn From Reagan's Six National Security Advisers

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

If the president and his chief of staff are old Irish buds, no amount of experience or competence is likely to persuade the boss to tell his chief of staff to change the way he does business.

"Citizens United" for More Corporate Power

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

We have levels of inequality worse than the Gilded Age and the "trusts" are more powerful and possess a global reach that is greater than ever. And the Supreme Court drops new political powers in the laps of these corporate behemoths?

Capitalist Pigs

Jane Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jane Smiley

In the 1980s, American hog farmers became nervous about African Swine Fever, and exterminated the Haitian pigs. As a result, the peasantry moved to Port-au-Prince, now one of the great disaster areas in modern history.

Obama to Join the Republican Party?

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Barack Obama has tried to make the GOP happy. He appointed Republicans to high posts, expanded the U.S. presence in Afghanistan and never pushed for a single-payer health plan

AIG and the Undeserving Rich

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

For years unbridled capitalism has beat down and bloodied the working middle class in this country. Those chickens are now coming home to roost.

Leftist Victory in El Salvador Closes an Historic Cycle

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marc Cooper

History comes full cycle with the election of a leftist president in El Salvador. Those we branded two decades ago as "international terrorists" now democratically govern Central America.