Alexander Cockburn, trenchant political writer and former Voice columnist, has died of cancer in Germany at the age of 71, announces his friend and collaborator, Jeffrey St. Clair. "He didn't want to blog his own death as Christopher Hitchens had done," writes St. Clair at their mutual endeavor, Cou ... More >>
Those suffering the slings and arrows of Tuesday's election results should avoid the big map in the Times today showing a shower of nasty little red-colored and rightward-surging darts flowing across America. Each little arrow shows a Congressional district where the Party of No gained ground ... More >>
Tonight is going to be unpleasant politically. Watching the results in real time on television/the Internet is going to do nothing for your health, your soul, your complexion, your ever-diminishing sense of childlike wonder. I hereby recommend you go out instead, to the Bell House, where Jona ... More >>
Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the Supreme Court has just been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee en banc. All the Democrats (Herb Kohl, Dianne Feinstein, Russell Feingold, Chuck Schumer, Benjamin Cardin, Dick Durbin, Al Franken, Sheldon Whitehouse, Amy Klobuchar, Ed Kaufman, Arlen Specter ... More >>
Sotomayor was just explaining her eminent domain decision to Charles Grassley when someone started yelling about abortion again. The dour Grassley's comment: "I always said I had the ability to turn people on." He's been waiting to use that joke a long time, we expect. Our favorite tweet of the he ... More >>
Barack Obama has been hassling AIG since before he was President, but has been going along with their standing bailout plan. Now that it's revealed AIG is paying out another $165 million in bonuses, Obama is joining Andrew Cuomo*, Barney Frank, Russ Feingold and others in clamoring to get the money ... More >>
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Though acclaimed for opposing torture, the Republican presidential nominee votes to keep it
Still waiting for our representativesand presidential candidatesto address criminal U.S. kidnappings
As our civil liberties disappear, where are the Democrats?
China, naturally, supports a UN resolution with no teeth
Through the new Congress, we can begin to take back our country from George III's descendants
Another payola settlement promises us better, braver radio. Let's not get too excited just yet.
Russ Feingold had yet to utter a word but the crowd at the Harmonie Club on East 60th Street was already on its feet, saluting the Wisconsin senator and possible presidential candidate for his opposition to the Iraq war, vote against the Patriot Act, support for campaign finance reform, and move to ... More >>
NSA whistle-blower wants to tell congress, but they don't have clearance to hear
It's ready, set, interrogate for Alito and Team Bush
Unilateral president exposed in his ignorance of Constitution he's sworn to protect
Privacy rights may disappear if a new Senate Intelligence Committee bill passes
The fearsome attorney general is leaving, but his legacy, and the resistance, remain
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