In 1776, the Continental Congress signed a Declaration that they would separate from Great Britain because the King had unilaterally made changes to the national health care system. OK, close enough. Last week the President delayed yet another part of Obamacare, and most Americans probably thought ... More >>
There has been the expected nuclear hay made by Republicans out of President Obama's decision to give temporary relief to the children of undocumented immigrants in lieu of the D.R.E.A.M. Act passing. We were in the Rose Garden to witness the first attack personally, as an Irish immigrant, of all pe ... More >>
Part 1 in a series. Apart from GOProud and the Log Cabin Republicans, there is no doubt that all the major organizations which make up Gay Inc will be solidly behind President Obama in his reelection campaign over the next six months. (Mitt Romney may have once pandered to gay voters in Massachuset ... More >>
Hop aboard the Franzen train
A last laugh in two new comedies
After ending American torture, will we prosecute those who ordered other war crimes?
Leaked Red Cross report sets up Bush team for international war-crimes trial
With no sign of torture on a prisoner, then it didn't happen, right?
Bill Moyers hosts an evening of "tough talk on impeachment" with constitutional scholar Bruce Fein, who wrote the first article of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, and The Nation's John Nichols, author of "The Genius of Impeachment" on Bill Moyers Journal tonight on PBS at 9 p.m. Nichol ... More >>
A funny thing happened on the way to monarchy: a rare Supreme Court take-back
If prez had line-item veto, pesky torture ban first to go
The Bush team chants, 'We do not torture,' but nobody around the world believes them
Alito vote again raises specter of unchecked White House
Supreme Court nominee hems, haws through Kennedy questions
Justice O'Connor ruled Bush can't get 'a blank check' but her successor will give him one
Communities Speak Out Against Army's Hip Hop Recruitment
Outcry Over New City Policy on Reporting the Undocumented Stuns the Mayor
Where Is Our Bill of Rights Defense Committee?
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