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Posted on: May 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Was James Clapper held accountable for lying under oath? No.

Posted on: May 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The former NSA contractor points out a double standard involving the spy agency that would raise hard questions about any indictment issued against him

Posted on: May 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Don't let the loudmouths in Congress fool you. Plenty of blame to go around.

Posted on: May 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Children are doing backbreaking work and getting chronic illnesses. And it's legal!

Posted on: Apr 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

And the right-wing trolls prove they hate social science just as much as science.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The truth: economists say raising the federal minimum to $10.10 would lift somewhere between 4.6 and 6 million households above the poverty line.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Aggressive and whiny, billionaires like Kenneth Langone threaten to withhold donations to the church.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Paul Ryan, whose policy ideas are disastrous for the poor, is cynically trotting out the old "compassionate-conservative" canard.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Christie's decision to abandon the state's legal appeal against gay marriage exemplified the canny pragmatism that worries Democratic strategists looking forward to 2016.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Why hasn't the director of national intelligence been held accountable for his misconduct?

Posted on: Jul 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Joe Conason on today's GOP hypocrisy.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

My WWII veteran father was both a liberal and a patriot, as are many others.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2013, Source: AlteNet

What the 'New' Republican Budget Reveals (and Conceals)

Posted on: Mar 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Will anyone take responsibility for the suffering they are causing?

Posted on: Feb 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Like many troubled people grappling with serious life issues, the GOP aren't truly ready for change.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Republicans' questions to Clinton indicate that very few of them, even at this late date, have bothered to learn the basic facts surrounding the Benghazi incident.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A prolonged confrontation over the nation's debt ceiling could truly be grave for both America and the world.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Republicans like South Carolina's Lindsey Graham have political amnesia.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Under the stress of their incoherence, the Republican caucus is unable to escape one humiliating mess after another.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Along the way, Hagel has made all the right (and right-wing) enemies.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2012, Source: Creators Syndicate

John McCain and the GOP brigade appear determined to sink Obama's likely nominee for Secretary of State, but it's going to backfire.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Romney tries to explain his defeat, insulting half the nation -- again.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Marc Leder is a longtime associate of the Republican nominee -- and a practitioner of the same dubious behavior that has smudged Romney's reputation.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Among the casualties there happens to be a young family whose plight illustrates another hotly debated national disgrace: the absence of universal health coverage.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2006, Source: Truthdig

What deserves far greater attention in the Iraq Study Group report is its conclusion that there is no military solution to the American dilemma in Iraq, and that the only way out is negotiation.