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Mort Gerberg: OUT OF LINE: Second Thought

From The Huffington Post…

Andrea Lyon: Witness to Innocence

Last Sunday, I had the privilege of being asked to talk to a group of exonerees from death row at the end of a conference held here in Chicago by…

Alex Koroknay-Palicz: Ann Coulter’s Ageism Will Doom the Republican Party

This week, professional anger-tainment star, Ann Coulter, wrote a predictably provocative article for TownHall in which she calls for the repeal of the 26th Amendment, the Vietnam era Amendment which…

Richard Kirsch: Schakowsky’s Deficit Plan Shows How to Get Things Done

Cross-posted from New Deal 2.0. Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a member of the president’s deficit reduction commission, put out a straight-forward plan yesterday that demonstrates what you can do if…

Richard Klass: Time for Something Special

There are 47 days including yesterday, 16 November when Congress opened its lame duck session and 3 January 2011 when the 112th Congress opens. Of those, three are holidays (Thanksgiving,…

Dennis Kucinich To Challenge Democrat For Key House Position

Kucinich, a hero to anti-war liberals and a two-time candidate for president, wants to be in position to defend the administration with the same pugnacity that he used fighting his…

Robert Reich: The Obvious Case Against Soaking the Rich While Unemployment Benefits Expire

America’s long-term unemployed — an estimated 4 million or more — constitute the single newest and biggest social problem facing America. Now their unemployment benefits are about to run out,…

Lisa Murkowski Defeats Joe Miller In 2010 Alaska Senate Race

JUNEAU, Alaska — Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday became the first Senate candidate in more than 50 years to win a write-in campaign, emerging victorious over her tea party rival…

Gabe Gonzalez: No More Dreams Deferred

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore– And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat?…

GOP Looks To Defund NPR Over Williams Firing

Last month, Juan Williams appeared on Fox News Channel and expressed an opinion: he was all a-scurred of people on airplanes dressed in Muslim garb! Very soon after, Williams was…