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Wayne Pacelle: An Open Letter to the Missouri Farm Bureau

Last week, Missouri voters approved Proposition B, requiring that large-scale commercial breeders provide in a year’s time sufficient space for dogs, an annual veterinary examination, humane methods of euthanasia, and…

Robert Reich: Obama’s First Stand

The president says a Republican proposal to extend the Bush tax cuts to everyone for two years is a “basis for conversation.” I hope this doesn’t mean another Obama cave-in.…

Christina Patterson: Britain’s Got Talent and a Lot of it’s Wasted

My name is Christina and I have a confession. I have never watched The X-Factor. I’ve never watched Britain’s Got Talent, or Pop Idol, or Dragons’ Den, or The Weakest…

Trial Begins For New Orleans Police Charged In Post-Katrina Shooting, Cover-Up

NEW ORLEANS — The chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina offers no excuse for the actions of five current or former police officers being tried in the fatal police shooting of…

Edward Murray: The $200 Million Hive Mind of Bachmann, Beck, Rush, and Imus

President Obama’s recent visit to India was a symbolic gesture to cultivate an atmosphere of goodwill as well as to celebrate the announcement of business deals that will create over…

Andrew Sum: Those Recent Payroll Job Figures and the Continued Blue Collar Depression in America

The recent release of the October 2010 job figures by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that the national economy was generating net new jobs (151,000) for the first…

Unapologetic Bush tries to rewrite history

Unapologetic Bush tries to rewrite history

An emotional but unapologetic George W. Bush opened up about his tumultuous presidency Tuesday as he released memoirs in which he defiantly defends the Iraq invasion and the use of…

Bush’s memoir: Does anybody really give a damn?

Bush’s memoir: Does anybody really give a damn?

President George W. Bush may hope his memoir will help shape his legacy, but after the glow of being on Oprah and the media blitz wears off, few Americans who…

Obama: ‘Indonesia is a part of me’

Obama: ‘Indonesia is a part of me’

Declaring that “Indonesia is part of me,” President Barack Obama issued a strikingly personal appeal to the Muslim world to join the West in an unrelenting battle to defeat al-Qaida…

More and more Americans lack health insurance

More and more Americans lack health insurance

Nearly 59 million Americans went without health insurance coverage for at least part of 2010, many of them with conditions or diseases that needed treatment, federal health officials said on…