[Roy Edroso dissects the right-wing blogosphere in this weekly feature]Last week President Obama, who had been threatening to issue a new executive order on immigration, suddenly backed off, saying he'd revisit the subject after the elections. This seems transparently political to us and everyone e ... More >>
American banks are on a massive crime spree. Obama and Romney hope you won't notice.
Last week President Obama, tired of waiting for Congress to pass the DREAM Act, sort of enacted DREAM Lite himself, temporarily allowing young illegal immigrants who'd come here as kids off the deportation hook. Mainstream conservative reaction ranged from discomfiture -- because Republicans had be ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
It's one thing for a reporter to have a billionaire in his pocket and pick his own next owner. It's another for the reporter, Newsweek's esteemed Howard Fineman, to have pocketed the billionaire by boosting his wife in print for years. I went to the Columbia Journalism dinner in 2006 when Fi ... More >>
The Daily News and the Post have rushed to the defense of Fire Department exams that have given us the whitest rank and file of any big-city department in the country, with 303 black firefighters out of 8,998, a percentage that's actually lower than the last time a federal judge ruled the sam ... More >>
How does Rudy Giuliani go from being the presumptive Republican frontrunner in the 2008 presidential race to sitting on the sidelines in just a few short months? Stories like these certainly can't help. Here's the year in Wayne Barrett's Rudy reporting with a politico.com story thrown in for good ... More >>
NBC paid nearly $1 billion to broadcast from Beijing, but the stain of Darfur won't go away from these games
A missing Queens soldier becomes a journo-political pawn
Boeing helps CIA fly kidnapped suspects abroad for torture
Journalists, under fire today by the Bush White House, have been the enemy before
Mandate for the new majority: Curb the president's power to torture
The Military Commissions Act of 2006 subverts who we are as Americans. Beware.
McCain's deal on prisoners means White House lawlessness rolls on
Crying 'state secrets,' the administration seals the courts to avoid scrutiny
The disappeared: Are they dead? Are they alive? Ask Congress. Ask the president.
At last, Bush's assumption of supremacy over Congress and the courts is in peril
Praise for the president's yielding to John McCain ignored the awful details in fine print
Feds, Supreme Court silence an FBI translator who knew too much
Justice O'Connor ruled Bush can't get 'a blank check' but her successor will give him one
The parallel universes of Martha and Lynne
The fearsome attorney general is leaving, but his legacy, and the resistance, remain
Speculation about a replacement for Dick Cheney just keeps on ticking
A serious setback to the Patriot Act, despite the victorious Bush's unstinting support
The Supreme Court succeeds in stripping the president of unconstitutional authority
Are they dead? Are they alive? Where is the media? Does anybody out there care?
The leashes belonged on our own soldiersno matter how you spin it