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Arianna Huffington: The Split-Screen Struggle Over Gay Rights

Protesters chaining themselves to the White House gate today, objecting to what they called the “silent homophobia of those who purport to be our friends and do nothing,” capped a…

Harvey Wasserman: America’s Eggshell Nukes

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made it clear that America’s 104 licensed atomic power reactors are not accidents waiting to happen. They are accidents in progress. And proposals to…

Haley Barbour Punts On 2012

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he’s not setting any “artificial deadline” to decide whether he’ll run for president in 2012. Barbour has deflected questions for months by…

Steve Kirsch: What I Learned at the MoveOn "Potluck for Progress"

MoveOn held about 600 “Potluck for Progress” meetings all around the country yesterday. I attended one in Mountain View, CA. Here’s what I learned: Nobody was happy with the results…

Chris Weigant: Tea Party Republicans Win Earmark Fight

Republicans in Congress are going to be interesting to watch for the next two years, as they try to cope with the influx of the Tea Party Republicans who have…

Robert Naiman: Will "Free Trade" Save Obama in 2012?

According to the editors of the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, with Republicans taking over the House, and measured unemployment at 9.6%, now is…

David A. Love: Fox News Must Fire Glenn Beck for Mocking a Holocaust Survivor

This time, Glenn Beck has managed to outdo even himself. Finally, can we say enough is enough? Recently, the Fox News host made some unacceptable comments about George Soros, the…

‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ Ratings Break TLC Record

The premiere of Sarah Palin’s new reality show delivered record-breaking ratings for TLC. The first episode of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” on Sunday night drew 5 million viewers — the biggest…

Voters Don’t Want Congress To Cut Extended Unemployment Benefits: Poll

Seventy-three percent of voters want Congress to keep the extended unemployment benefits put in place to fight the recession, according to a new poll commissioned by the National Employment Law…

Clarence Thomas’s Wife Steps Down From Tea Party Group

Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is retiring her title as head of Liberty Central, a conservative group with Tea Party ties that she launched earlier this…