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The Fear Behind the Sexism in Hayden's Attack on Feinstein

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

The minute I heard former CIA Director Michael Hayden refer to Feinstein as "emotional," I rolled my eyes. This is what men do to dismiss powerful women all over the world. Then I laughed -- because clearly for all his intelligence gathering experience, Michael Hayden sure misread Dianne Feinstein.

The CIA Is Not a Fourth Branch of Government

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Senate must prevail in this Constitutional showdown between a secretive Executive Branch relic of the Cold War that has a long history of doing nasty things in our name.

The Faces of Shame (PHOTOS)

Rana Florida | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Rana Florida

Do Americans really value the right to bear firearms -- and not just any firearms, but ones that are designed to kill as many people in as short a time as possible -- more than they do the safety of their children?

Gun Control: A Case Study in How Money Has Changed Our Political System

Walker Bragman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

In spite of what the National Rifle Association says, the majority of Americans favor tighter gun control legislation. The hold-up in the Senate represents a failure of our democratic process.

An Island Aroused

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

While spring modestly attired herself offstage, a call resonated throughout the island that on a Sunday in March, there would be a vigil honoring the children who have died from gun violence.

Senate Committee Delays Gun Bills

AP | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee postponed its work Thursday on writing bills curbing guns, probably until next week. ...

May I Have the Waterboard Please...

Allen Keller | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Allen Keller

President Obama emphasized we need to "turn the page" on the abuses committed under the Bush administration. But as Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy so aptly states, "We can't turn the page unless we first read the page."

U.S. Marine Pens Response To Gun Control Bill: 'I Am Not Your Servant'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

A United States Marine veteran has penned a response to California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's gun control proposal, saying the government has no right to...

We Have The Toughest Gun Laws In The United States

Eric Garcetti | Posted 12.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Eric Garcetti

All of us who believe in national, common sense gun laws must stay committed and keep focused when the political spotlight inevitably shifts away. Otherwise, the gun lobby will once again wait us out and defeat us like they have done time and time again.

Whitewashing Scientific Misconduct at the Department of the Interior: Into the Intellectual Wilderness

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

A report on the Point Reyes National Seashore debacle from the Department of the Interior has been released that acknowledges the scientific arguments of damage from the oyster farm are false.

$#*! Your Congressman Says: Devin Nunes' Wild Rant on California Water

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

It seems that all this particular Congressman is trying to do is be even more outrageous than talk show hosts and political extremists. Perhaps that plays in his district, but it does nothing to actually work to solve California's water problems.

Wall Street and Health Insurers: The Hubris of Greed

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Miles J. Zaremski

If Main Street does not speak up loudly and constantly like it did for health care reform, it will only have itself to blame.

Senator Feinstein Drops Her Amendment to Override the Endangered Species Act

Leda Huta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leda Huta

The West Coast fishing industry and the California Bay Delta ecosystem were saved from the brink of disaster last week when Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) dropped her amendment to override the Endangered Species Act.

Step Up to Mike's Challenge

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Despite all we've learned from Sicko, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Roger and Me, we continue to take abuse. Our pal Mike is now asking us to act.

Antonio Villaraigosa May Call the US Senate "Home" In 2012

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

I just don't see someone with Villaraigosa's energy and ego (the first abundant; the second, huge) fading into the obscurity of some private sector job.

Palin's Last Shot On Wolves & Ashley Judd; Congress Shoots Back

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

As an Alaskan who has trapped and hunted, the aerial killing of animals is to hunting what hiring a hooker is to dating. A sure thing, with no work. No wonder it appealed to former governor Palin.

Obama Supporters Engage In 50 State Post-Election Advocacy

Ruby Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ruby Reid

Post-election legislative advocacy and activism by volunteers organized during an election campaign is unprecedented, especially on a national scale.

A Post-Thanksgiving Cornucopia: World AIDS Day, The Birth of (RED)WIRE, Milk and Prop 8

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The new online digital magazine (RED)WIRE will sponsor a series of unique performances by artists such as U2 and Sheryl Crow, in its bid to help fight AIDS.