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James Denselow: The Invisible War Against Iraq

Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions by Joy Gordon, Harvard, 359 pp, £29.95, April 2010 Joy Gordon has crafted a well researched and sobering story of the…

Sharron Angle: ‘Sometimes Dictators Have Good Ideas’

Nevada Republican Sharron Angle — who fell short in her quest to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid earlier this month — found herself back in the spotlight on Wednesday…

Texas State Rep. Introduces ‘Birther’ Bill

Texas State Representative Leo Berman (R) furthered his campaign against President Obama Tuesday, a man that he has before characterized as “God’s punishment on us,” by introducing a bill that…

Evelyn Leopold: A Bit of Gay Bashing at the United Nations

United Nations – African and Arab nations succeeded by a whisker in deleting three words from a resolution that would have included gays in a denunciation of arbitrary killings. Europeans…

State AGs: Foreclosure Reform Deal With Banks Is A Long Way Off

Changing the face of foreclosure in America will take some time, several state attorneys general said Wednesday, cautioning that an agreement with major lenders over revamped foreclosure practices was not…

Cenk Uygur: Why Can’t We Be the Job Creators?

The Republicans always use the excuse that we have to give the rich huge tax cuts because they are the “job creators.” Of course, the reality is that giving tax…

Congress Got Richer During Recession

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress are enjoying their own financial stimulus. Despite a stubbornly sour national economy congressional members’ personal wealth collectively increased by more than 16 percent between 2008…

Ian Gurvitz: Springtime for Palin?

“President Palin.” Rupert Murdoch’s masturbatory mantra, and the rest of the country’s nightmare. The polls say it can’t happen. That she’s a joke as a national candidate, with no support…

Victor Williams: Lame-Duck Fights: Confirm OMB’s Jack Lew, DOJ’s Jim Cole and 23 Federal Judges

Partisan “leaders” are now chosen, weeks ahead of the Republic’s 112th Congress. Now is the time to confirm Executive Branch leaders for the next two years. It is past time…

FCIC Delays Report Despite Republican Opposition, Citing ‘Very Powerful Interests’ Seeking To Undermine Investigations

The bipartisan panel created to investigate the roots of the financial crisis voted Wednesday to delay the Dec. 15 publication of their report despite Republican opposition, foreshadowing disagreements that are…