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Richard (RJ) Eskow: The Ides of November

We expected to see an all-out assault on Social Security and progressive taxation in November, and we expected it to come under the banner of “deficit reduction.” That was always…

Derrick Crowe: Tell Congress to Hold Blackwater/Xe Accountable

Last week, Brave New Foundation’s Robert Greenwald wrote about the damage done to U.S. interests around the world by for-profit security contractors like Blackwater / Xe: “Drunken shootouts and debauchery,…

VA-2012 Primary: 21% Huckabee, 20% Gingrich, 17% Palin, 15% Romney (PPP 11/10-13)

Public Policy Polling (D) 11/10-13/10; 400 “usual” Republican primary voters, 4.9% margin of error Mode: Automated phone PPP release Virginia 2012 President: Republican Primary 21% Huckabee 20% Gingrich 17% Palin…

Marc R. Stanley: NJDC to American Jewish Community: If You Care About Iran, Help Pass START Now

So many in the American Jewish community – reflecting Israel’s leaders – are rightly gravely concerned about the dangers posed by Iran. Indeed Iran has become the foremost issue on…

WATCH: Fox News Reporters Caught Mocking Palin’s Show

WASHINGTON — The Fox News channel has been something of a safe haven for Sarah Palin, the type of outlet that provided the former Alaska Governor not only with a…

Todd A. Solomon: Results of HRC’s 2011 Corporate Equality Index Show Employers’ Strong Commitment to Workplace Equality for LGBT Employees

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (“HRC”) recently released the results of its 2011 Corporate Equality Index. The Index is the HRC’s nationally-recognized ranking of large employers throughout the United States…

Alan Grayson: Five Things The Rich Can Do With Their Tax Cuts (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON — Alan Grayson (D-Florida) wants everyone to know that he is not in favor of extending the Bush cuts for the wealthy, which would average out to about $83,347…

Jeffrey Winters: Obama the President Defeats Obama the Movement

The deal-cutting approach to politics says that you do the smartest assessment you can of the political realities out there, and then adjust your agenda, tactics, and expectations to get…

Jeffrey A. Miron: Anti-Libertarian Presidents

Deciding which politician to support has long been frustrating for libertarians. Both the liberal and conservative perspectives conflict with cherished libertarian views, so few Democrats or Republicans present a package…

Rick Horowitz: Dialogue? More Like Denialogue!

“The people want us to work together.” “You bet.” “And get things done.” “You bet.” “That’s why I invited you to dinner at the White House this week.” “We can’t…