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Mary Bottari: Pants on Fire: the Whoppers of the 2010 Election Cycle

The Center for Media and Democracy tracks corporate spin and government propaganda. These are our candidates for the most misleading campaign ads of 2010, what are yours? Big Lie #1:…

TOUGH TALK: GOP Lawmakers Stand Firm On Bush Tax Cuts

From The Huffington Post…

Lawrence G. McDonald: Don’t Expect Much From This Lame Duck

It’s right out there in front of us like an Iceberg on the horizon. I’m seeing more and more hedge funds and asset management firms focused on Washington DC based…

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…