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U.S. Gave Ex-Nazis ‘Safe Haven,’ According To DOJ Report

A secret history of the United States government’s Nazi-hunting operation concludes that American intelligence officials created a “safe haven” in the United States for Nazis and their collaborators after World War II, and it details decades of clashes, often hidden, with other nations over war criminals here and abroad. From The Huffington Post

Frank Rich: Who Will Stand Up To The Super Rich?

The wealthy Americans we should worry about instead are the ones who implicitly won the election — those who take far more from America than they give back. They were not on the ballot, and most of them are not household names. Unlike Whitman and the other defeated self-financing candidates, they are all but certain […]

Alec Brownstein: Let the Profiling Begin!

Newly re-elected Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 back in April of 2010. The law essentially obligates Arizona police officers to stop and ask for US citizenship documentation from anyone who looks Latino, thereby making the assumption that appearing Mexican makes a person a potential illegal immigrant. A lot of people called that racial […]

Mark Engler: Tax Cuts and Trade: Is Obama Triangulating?

It was about this far into his first term, back in late 1994 and early 1995, when President Bill Clinton truly fell under the spell of malevolent strategist Dick Morris. Stung by the heavy losses brought on by the “Republican Revolution” in the 1994 midterms, Clinton began to believe that his only route to reelection […]

PRO-GAY FOR A DAY: Cindy McCain Reverses Course On DADT

Cindy McCain has apparently sharply reversed course on her position on the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the span of just several days. Having blasted the policy that bars gays from openly serving in the military on Wednesday, the wife of Senator McCain now says she supports her husband’s stance on the issue. […]

Robert S. McElvaine: Solution, Not Surrender: De-Couple Tax Cuts

If President Obama and the Democrats surrender to the forces of the Mega-Rich on the tax cut for the top two percent, they will demonstrate that they have no sense of purpose whatsoever. The reason given for moving towards a “compromise” is that there aren’t enough Democrats in the Senate who oppose the giveaway to […]

Key House Republican Denies Climate Change On Religious Grounds

The highest-ranking House official in charge of environmental and energy policy may soon be a Republican legislator who denies climate change on the grounds of his belief that nothing bad can come of the Earth unless it is preordained by God. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce […]

I.R.S. Sits On Data That Could Lead To Missing Children

For parents of missing children, any scrap of information that could lead to an abductor is precious. Three years into an excruciating search for her abducted son, Susan Lau got such a tip. Her estranged husband, who had absconded with their 9-year-old from Brooklyn, had apparently filed a tax return claiming the boy as an […]

New Poll Finds Bad News For Sarah Palin

The number of Americans viewing Sarah Palin unfavorably has hit the highest point since she burst onto the national stage over two years ago, according to a poll out Friday. The Gallup survey conducted in the days after the Nov. 2 election found more than half of Americans — 52 percent — hold a negative […]

Thomas DeLorenzo: Let’s Hear from the Gay Teens for a Change

I have had enough of the experts talking about gay suicides when I caught the Dr. Phil show on bullying. The point that grabbed my attention was that Dr. Phil was probably a bully when he was in school. I mean, I wouldn’t exactly call him “friendly” on the show. And anyone that took weight […]