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Terry Newell: "If It’s Legal, It Must be OK"

Former President George W. Bush emerged from his nearly two-year, self-imposed silence recently to speak about his presidency, part of the publicity campaign for his new book Decision Points. One…

Anis Shivani: The Prince and the Paupers

This would be less grim to talk about if Bush weren’t still with us. But he is, in every way that matters. The Bush Doctrine lives. No leading American politician…

Dan Coats, Senator-Turned-Lobbyist, Headed Back To Senate With Business Victories

As part of the Republican wave in this year’s midterm elections, Mr. Coats will join the Senate again and is seeking a coveted spot on the Finance Committee, the same…

San Francisco May Vote On Circumcision Ban

San Francisco residents may vote on a ballot measure next year that would outlaw circumcision. The initiative, which requires 7,000 signatures before it can be added to next November’s ballot,…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…